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Evil Dead returns from the dead... and it's evil... sorta...

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Evil Dead 2013Fede Alvarez,Diablo Cody,Sam Raimi,Rodo Sayagues MendezFede AlvarezJane Levy,Jessica Lucas,Shiloh Fernandez,Lou Taylor Pucci,Elizabeth Blackmore Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Evil Dead(2013)
 

"Evil Dead" has been remade into a more serious/non-campy horror film and the results are surprisingly entertaining. This is not to say it’s a fantastic film you’ll want to own and watch over and over, but it does entertain for the length of time that you’re in the theater.

The premise is slightly different this time around. We have a group of young adults meeting up at the typical cabin in the woods to help a friend (and sister to the main-ish character) get over her cocaine addiction. Of course, they soon discover the Book of the Dead and everything starts to go south from there.

The script is not without flaws, but anything it lacks in story/structure it makes up for with delicious gore. Most of the gore can be seen in the red band trailer (below), but there are a few that were left out. The final gory scene in the movie is impressive and fun. Let’s just say that there was probably a fake blood shortage in Hollywood when that scene was filmed. Thankfully, this remake doesn’t try to give us a new Ash. This was probably the wisest decision since most fans of the original would have most likely had a negative reaction to the idea of replacing Bruce Campbell.

The characters are all likable enough, but you won’t really connect to anyone in any real way. The performances are solid and the cast managed to make the extreme situation provided by the plot believable. Their reactions are rarely unrealistic and you can understand why they are acting how they are given the situation. One issue is that the main character isn’t the main character in the end, which leaves the film ending on a slightly odd note.

While the film is entertaining and most gorehounds will enjoy it I found the film to not merit a second viewing. It was enjoyable enough to see the first time without the need to revisit it. This is a slightly odd feeling since, in my case at least, I tend to enjoy rewatching horror films that I found entertaining. If I’m going to rewatch an Evil Dead film, I’ll stick with the originals. That being said, it does deserve at least one viewing.

It’s been said that if it makes enough money in the theater it could lead to an “Army of Darkness 2”, so get out there and watch the film in the theater!

Trailer:


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Credits:
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Written by: Fede Alvarez, Diablo Cody, Sam Raimi, Rodo Sayagues Mendez
Cast: Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore


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