Excerpt: If you know me, you know I looooove horror films. In particular, I’m a big fan of the original Evil Dead series of films. That being said, I’m not a big fan of this version. But let me say that I appreciated it more than I thought I might.
Excerpt: With proud infatuation for the chainsaw, Evil Dead is reborn under studio system lights where formulaic modern horror can instill splattering values. Drug addiction spurs expository character development, a distraught Mia (Jane Levy) suffering withdrawal as the illicit Book of the Dead is secured...
Summary: Remakes are a tricky thing, particularly when they’re remakes of a film as universally adored amongst an insanely loyal legion of fans as Evil Dead. Compared to the original film, well… this isn’t the original film.
Conclusion: Those who like horror movies that make them cringe rather than cower should appreciate 2013's Evil Dead for its copious, graphic gore. Those wanting more may question the need for this reboot/sequel that is far bloodier than it is coherent or scary.
Excerpt: The Film I can be a bit of a movie purist. I like my Star Wars with Mark Hamill, I've completely wiped the third Godfather from my memory, and I consider the only good Evil Dead to be a Bruce Campbell Evil Dead . Without a doubt, he helped to propel the series to its current cult classic status.
Excerpt: Oh Hollywood, will you ever learn? Why, oh why must you re-make every single film that’s ever been a success? In truth, some are better than others and maybe I do get a bit of a kick out of saying “hmmm, that wasn’t like that in the original.
Conclusion: Evil Dead won't leave fans forgetting the original. However, it's a quality film that's not for the weary but rather for genre aficionados who appreciate a good blood-soaking and a very straightforward, no frills, no fear sort of Horror film.