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Review: Evil Dead

Evil Dead
Apr. 4, 2013by:
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PLOT: A group of friends spending the weekend at a remote cabin unwittingly awaken a demonic spirit, when one of them reads from the Necronomicon- aka, the book of the dead. The demonic force begins taking over their bodies- one by one- and the remaining friends find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for their very souls!

REVIEW: Initially, I was dead-set against a remake of THE EVIL DEAD. I love Sam Raimi's original trilogy, and the idea of some kid stepping into Bruce Campbell's shoes in a watered-down modern day version gave me unpleasant memories of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and HITCHER reboots. Luckily, everyone involved with this edition seems to have understood exactly what fans want and- more importantly- do not want to see, and this new EVIL DEAD is a really tight, exciting new addition to the franchise.

What director Fede Alvarez has done here is craft a movie that can work as either an EVIL DEAD sequel, or a stand-alone movie. Whichever way you want to look at it, it works. There's no Ash, and nobody tries to imitate Campbell, and the vast majority of the scares are fresh, and avoid apeing too many of the original trilogy's iconic bits. Instead, it provides it's own terror, with a couple of (subtle) nods to the original.

It helps that Alvarez, who co-wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody, takes a startlingly different approach to the material than Sam Raimi did. While Raimi's film had madcap energy, and oodles of fun- the very things that make us love this series so much- Alvarez makes this EVIL DEAD ultra serious and somber. He could have easily copied Raimi, but by doing something different he makes the movie his own.

The two central characters in this version are estranged siblings Mia (Jane Levy) and David (Shiloh Fernandez), who- along with their friends- have come to the cabin so that Mia can kick her nasty drug habit. Levy is especially good as the troubled Mia, who's been plagued by demons of the metaphorical kind long before she ever went into the woods. She's got real star quality, and the part feels tailor-made for her. Shiloh Fernandez, who recently impressed me with a nice turn in the Sundance sleeper THE EAST, is also very good as her brother, who tries to keep a cool head and stay rational, even when he's watching his friends cut their faces off (while never slipping into parody).

While the acting is good, and Alvarez is even able to weave in a bit of subtext about drugs and family guilt, don't for one second think this EVIL DEAD is about characters sitting around talking about their feelings. Ohhhhhh noooooo. Alvarez uses gallons and gallons of gore and ooze, with the carnage really pushing the boundaries of the R-rating in a way that must have made Sam Raimi (who produced, along with Campbell) smile. I don't want to spoil any of the gross-out scenes, but trust me when I say there's enough here to shock even the most desensitized horror fans. This is balls-out horror, real dark and nasty, and Alvarez proves himself incredibly adept at staging gross-out set-pieces. Even better, they're all done with practical effects and makeup, meaning no wimpy cgi-gore. Meanwhile, everything is complemented by Roque Banos' frantic score, which even manages to work in a wailing siren to great effect.

Obviously, the Sam Raimi EVIL DEAD movies are classics for a reason, and Alvarez never tries to go toe-to-toe with them. He doesn't need to. On it's own terms, Fede Alvarez's movie is pretty damn good. It manages to both complement the original films, while also working as a wholly original experience to a new audience of horror fans. It's the best of both worlds, and way better than we ever hoped an EVIL DEAD movie that's not directed by Raimi ever would be. This one is a must see for hardcore horror fans. Not for the faint of heart.

Extra Tidbit: Of course, I still really want to see EVIL DEAD IV or ARMY OF DARKNESS 2. Groovy!
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2:55AM on 04/14/2013
This one had me hooked for 80% of the movie...then that last 15-20 minutes or so really let me off the hook.

It is completely different than the original in tone and execution. It took the same concept and made it its own. I can appreciate that. There was even some love given to make this a slight continuation of the original films while making it stand alone as its own piece. But that last 15-20 minutes just had this turn into a regular ol American Horror Flick for me.

With that
This one had me hooked for 80% of the movie...then that last 15-20 minutes or so really let me off the hook.

It is completely different than the original in tone and execution. It took the same concept and made it its own. I can appreciate that. There was even some love given to make this a slight continuation of the original films while making it stand alone as its own piece. But that last 15-20 minutes just had this turn into a regular ol American Horror Flick for me.

With that said...it was a strong remake and they made the concept their own and the horror genre has seemingly missed the boat with that on other remakes.
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9:21AM on 04/13/2013

Gore, Gore And More Gore!

Really looking forward to seeing this.
Might even be best horror movie of the year!
Really looking forward to seeing this.
Might even be best horror movie of the year!
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9:41PM on 04/10/2013

Evil dead

The film has a slow start but once you hear: You're all gonna die tonight!
The ride starts and it's great !
The film has a slow start but once you hear: You're all gonna die tonight!
The ride starts and it's great !
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11:11PM on 04/08/2013

Fantastic

I thought this was a fantastic movie and I'm a huge Evil Dead fan. All the negative comments are really surprising me. The Evil Dead will always be a classic. If your a fan of the classic, liking this movie doesn't diminish the classic whatsoever. It will never be replaced, so don't hate this because you love the original. I'm tempted to pay to see this again.
I thought this was a fantastic movie and I'm a huge Evil Dead fan. All the negative comments are really surprising me. The Evil Dead will always be a classic. If your a fan of the classic, liking this movie doesn't diminish the classic whatsoever. It will never be replaced, so don't hate this because you love the original. I'm tempted to pay to see this again.
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12:15PM on 04/07/2013

Evil Dead Done Right!

I dont know what people below are talking about but Evil Dead was a solid horror movie experience. The pacing was great, steadily building up to the climatic ending. It was much better than recent horror movies that rely too much "jump scares" instead of creating a terrifying situation. The blood and gore were terrific, no more over the top than Evil Dead 2.
This movie payed homage to the original while still making something new. Simply put: I WANT MORE!!
I dont know what people below are talking about but Evil Dead was a solid horror movie experience. The pacing was great, steadily building up to the climatic ending. It was much better than recent horror movies that rely too much "jump scares" instead of creating a terrifying situation. The blood and gore were terrific, no more over the top than Evil Dead 2.
This movie payed homage to the original while still making something new. Simply put: I WANT MORE!!
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7:53AM on 04/07/2013
Saw it last night and it was terrific. Still love the original better though, can't beat it.
Saw it last night and it was terrific. Still love the original better though, can't beat it.
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10:39AM on 04/06/2013

And this is why we keep getting remakes..

Movie websites like this one, AICN and BloodyDisgusting overhyping garbage like this is why Hollywood keeps remaking their movies.. And of course, we are going to get sequels..
Movie websites like this one, AICN and BloodyDisgusting overhyping garbage like this is why Hollywood keeps remaking their movies.. And of course, we are going to get sequels..
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7:54AM on 04/07/2013
It's not a remake, it's a re-imagining. They play with many elements of the story.
It's not a remake, it's a re-imagining. They play with many elements of the story.
3:14PM on 04/07/2013
No, it's a remake.
No, it's a remake.
9:55AM on 04/06/2013
I don't want to compare it to the original. That was great for its own reasons (with the help of some kick-ass sequels). This was a fun time at the movies. I had a blast watching it. I'll leave it at that.
I don't want to compare it to the original. That was great for its own reasons (with the help of some kick-ass sequels). This was a fun time at the movies. I had a blast watching it. I'll leave it at that.
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3:30AM on 04/06/2013
The climax was fucking great. Otherwise, the rest of the film I've seen before in the other 3 installments, it just looks cleaner as it is a new movie
The climax was fucking great. Otherwise, the rest of the film I've seen before in the other 3 installments, it just looks cleaner as it is a new movie
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2:39PM on 04/05/2013
Not to question your reviewing credibility but it is a bit odd that this site went down on this movie right after hosting a huge Evil Dead marathon event.
Not to question your reviewing credibility but it is a bit odd that this site went down on this movie right after hosting a huge Evil Dead marathon event.
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10:58AM on 04/05/2013

Sounds like Jurassic Park 3D is more terrifying and scary

Blood and gore does not equal terrifying and scary. Filmmakers need to get this out of their heads that while blood may gross people out, it doesn't make a horror film scary. Look at Jaws where the shark didn't work, or the ORIGINAL Halloween where they couldn't afford blood effects. They had to find smart ways to scare people, rather than all blood and gore. Sounds like Jurassic Park 3D is more terrifying and scary than the Evil Dead remake.
Blood and gore does not equal terrifying and scary. Filmmakers need to get this out of their heads that while blood may gross people out, it doesn't make a horror film scary. Look at Jaws where the shark didn't work, or the ORIGINAL Halloween where they couldn't afford blood effects. They had to find smart ways to scare people, rather than all blood and gore. Sounds like Jurassic Park 3D is more terrifying and scary than the Evil Dead remake.
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10:22AM on 04/05/2013

I dug it - until the post-credits "scene"

I really had a ball with it, granted I did a Sweded remake of Evil Dead a couple years ago - so I can't come down too hard on a fellow remake. It was fun, and ludicrous, Jane Levy was cute as hell (for awhile atleast), but damn don't stay after the credits. Seriously, I'll agree with zombie3298 that it was more insulting and a really pisspoor bit of fan-service.
I really had a ball with it, granted I did a Sweded remake of Evil Dead a couple years ago - so I can't come down too hard on a fellow remake. It was fun, and ludicrous, Jane Levy was cute as hell (for awhile atleast), but damn don't stay after the credits. Seriously, I'll agree with zombie3298 that it was more insulting and a really pisspoor bit of fan-service.
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9:35AM on 04/05/2013

Piece of shit

okay, either Evil Dead was one of the biggest piece of shit movies to ever come out, or horror films now a days all just plain suck.

The acting was awful, the characters weren't even characters at all, barely anything seperated them personality wise (the GirlFriend had maybe 2 lines thoughout the whole film!, and can anyone name me one likable thing about anyone of those characters?), there was no suspense, no horror, just gore. Plain and simple gore, which isn't a problem unless you're
okay, either Evil Dead was one of the biggest piece of shit movies to ever come out, or horror films now a days all just plain suck.

The acting was awful, the characters weren't even characters at all, barely anything seperated them personality wise (the GirlFriend had maybe 2 lines thoughout the whole film!, and can anyone name me one likable thing about anyone of those characters?), there was no suspense, no horror, just gore. Plain and simple gore, which isn't a problem unless you're promoting the film as the most terrifying film you'll ever experience.

I wanted to like this movie i really did, I had such great hopes for this thinking maybe it would swing the horror remake franchises into something awesome, but there was nothing, absolutely nothing there. I applaude the filmmakers for trying something new with the story, imo it failed on every level. 2/10, Fuck this movie!

btw Don't stay after the credits, it's not worth it.. In fact i felt more insulted with that than the film itself. Worst fanservice job ever.
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6:25AM on 04/05/2013
Mr. Bumbray, we can finally agree on something sir. I still don't know why the 8/10 because you never said what's wrong with it. The review makes it sound perfect.
Mr. Bumbray, we can finally agree on something sir. I still don't know why the 8/10 because you never said what's wrong with it. The review makes it sound perfect.
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1:38AM on 04/05/2013

This movie was amazing...

It was so brutal, so raw, it was the evil dead still but felt more real. I loved how the demons were, I loved how the book looked more scarier then before. I loved that opening scene. This movie was just amazing can't wait to see it again.
It was so brutal, so raw, it was the evil dead still but felt more real. I loved how the demons were, I loved how the book looked more scarier then before. I loved that opening scene. This movie was just amazing can't wait to see it again.
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1:20AM on 04/05/2013

8? i'm thinking....4

I just saw this movie and I feel compelled to announce how horrible it really is. I appreciate the sentimental review, kind of, but it was not a good movie. I think a new good scale would be "how many flaws can you find in a movie" Clearly every movie ever made has flaws, I can't say what is a good number. But if you're above 25..yeah good sport, you're movie should be ranked above a 6 (unless it's blood disgusting .hint.) If I were a reviewer, i'd give this one a 4. No offense and to each
I just saw this movie and I feel compelled to announce how horrible it really is. I appreciate the sentimental review, kind of, but it was not a good movie. I think a new good scale would be "how many flaws can you find in a movie" Clearly every movie ever made has flaws, I can't say what is a good number. But if you're above 25..yeah good sport, you're movie should be ranked above a 6 (unless it's blood disgusting .hint.) If I were a reviewer, i'd give this one a 4. No offense and to each his own!
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1:22AM on 04/05/2013
*should not be ranked above a 6
*should not be ranked above a 6
6:23AM on 04/05/2013
So what would you give the original. Because if it came out today I hate to tell you this, but it would be a straight to DVD/ Netflix, 1 star rated movie. But for it's time it was great, because campy wasn't a style.
So what would you give the original. Because if it came out today I hate to tell you this, but it would be a straight to DVD/ Netflix, 1 star rated movie. But for it's time it was great, because campy wasn't a style.
2:20PM on 04/04/2013
Why do I have a feeling that most people who are defending this movie have yet to see it?
And again, where the originals were imaginative, entertaining and fun to watch (be it the more serious first entry of the funnier sequels), this one has nothing special. All this new Evil Dead tries to do is "scare" people with the usually loud noises, tense music or "gross gore" to, well, gross the tween crowd maybe!?
Where the originals had good directing, a perfect main character, decent writing (I
Why do I have a feeling that most people who are defending this movie have yet to see it?
And again, where the originals were imaginative, entertaining and fun to watch (be it the more serious first entry of the funnier sequels), this one has nothing special. All this new Evil Dead tries to do is "scare" people with the usually loud noises, tense music or "gross gore" to, well, gross the tween crowd maybe!?
Where the originals had good directing, a perfect main character, decent writing (I mean, for what it is, and I love it) this new one, again, falls short in all of those categories.

And now for some explication as to what bugged me the most and it is SPOILER material...
Why would the people who left the book in the cabin, who seem to know full well what the book is, why would they leave the book there, wrapped in barbwire??? Wouldn't they want to, oh, I don't know maybe dig a hole 20 feet deep, put the book in a block of concrete and cover it with dirt? At least in the original(s) the why the book is there made sense.
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3:18PM on 04/04/2013
I'm not hating on anybody for disliking this movie cause I haven't seen it yet. You have a right to dislike the movie, I have no problem with that and you cited why you didn't like the film without spoiling it (at least by my standards, totally agree with you on your spoiler portion, some people are morons). I hope to disagree with you by tomorrow after I've seen it, mainly because of the high hopes I have for this film and the hatred I have for mainstream horror films now a days, but who
I'm not hating on anybody for disliking this movie cause I haven't seen it yet. You have a right to dislike the movie, I have no problem with that and you cited why you didn't like the film without spoiling it (at least by my standards, totally agree with you on your spoiler portion, some people are morons). I hope to disagree with you by tomorrow after I've seen it, mainly because of the high hopes I have for this film and the hatred I have for mainstream horror films now a days, but who knows, I could end up being on your side as well come tomorrow.

All in all, some people refuse to have their opinion swayed no matter what, i have a buddy who pretty much has his mind made up on whether or not he likes the movie before he sees it, myself, I won't be swayed by anything online,tv,person until i see it myself.
6:31AM on 04/05/2013
They never said why the book was there in the first one. No joke just watched it to check. And the second one they do I remember that, but it is a remake of the first on a bigger budget, not a true sequel. So your point is moot. And while I agree they are directed well, the first one relied on jump scares just as much as any movie now. I love Evil Dead. I saw the first one when I was 5 years old. Army of Darkness is one of my "go to" movies. But let's not kid ourselves, if they came out today
They never said why the book was there in the first one. No joke just watched it to check. And the second one they do I remember that, but it is a remake of the first on a bigger budget, not a true sequel. So your point is moot. And while I agree they are directed well, the first one relied on jump scares just as much as any movie now. I love Evil Dead. I saw the first one when I was 5 years old. Army of Darkness is one of my "go to" movies. But let's not kid ourselves, if they came out today they would be straight to DVD and 90% of the fanboy bloggers on this sight, including you, would give it a poor review.
2:15PM on 04/04/2013
Why do I have a feeling that most people who are defending this movie have yet to see it?
And again, where the originals were imaginative, entertaining and fun to watch (be it the more serious first entry of the funnier sequels), this one has nothing special. All this new Evil Dead tries to do is "scare" people with the usually loud noises, tense music or "gross gore" to, well, gross the tween crowd maybe!?
Where the originals had good directing, a perfect main character, decent writing (I
Why do I have a feeling that most people who are defending this movie have yet to see it?
And again, where the originals were imaginative, entertaining and fun to watch (be it the more serious first entry of the funnier sequels), this one has nothing special. All this new Evil Dead tries to do is "scare" people with the usually loud noises, tense music or "gross gore" to, well, gross the tween crowd maybe!?
Where the originals had good directing, a perfect main character, decent writing (I mean, for what it is, and I love it) this new one, again, falls short in all of those categories.

And now for some explication as to what bugged me the most and it is SPOILER material...
Why would the people who left the book in the cabin, who seem to know full well what the book is, why would they leave the book there, wrapped in barbwire??? Wouldn't they want to, oh, I don't know maybe dig a hole 20 feet deep, put the book in a block of concrete and cover it with dirt? At least in the original(s) the why the book is there made sense.
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12:57PM on 04/04/2013

eh

I saw it it did have gross out moments but it had a lot more infuriating ones i think the writing just got really stupid in the final 15 minutes it`s the only reason i can think of that the characters do some of the things they do i`d give it an 8 cause there was little cgi and it looked great but it`s not as scary as the hype would have you believe
I saw it it did have gross out moments but it had a lot more infuriating ones i think the writing just got really stupid in the final 15 minutes it`s the only reason i can think of that the characters do some of the things they do i`d give it an 8 cause there was little cgi and it looked great but it`s not as scary as the hype would have you believe
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12:44PM on 04/04/2013

We cant bury Shelly... sh-she's a friend of ours...

Good on this movie for scoring an 8/10. I'm still reserving the right to hate it, but I'm greatly looking forward to the experience.
Good on this movie for scoring an 8/10. I'm still reserving the right to hate it, but I'm greatly looking forward to the experience.
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12:35PM on 04/04/2013
Really looking forward to cringing my way through this one.
Really looking forward to cringing my way through this one.
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12:30PM on 04/04/2013

Haters are Idiots

When they announced a new Evil Dead I was behind them 100%, never was I skeptical, worried, etc etc. I just wanted to know about Raimi's/Campbell's involvement. I thought it is a very good movie, not blown away at all but I just love Jane Levy. She is great is Suburgatory, better than the other redhead Emma Stone by far. As for the comment someone made below as it "relies too much of gore for the sake of gore" - puhlease, it's a frickin Evil Dead movie you dink! To whomever says its awful A)
When they announced a new Evil Dead I was behind them 100%, never was I skeptical, worried, etc etc. I just wanted to know about Raimi's/Campbell's involvement. I thought it is a very good movie, not blown away at all but I just love Jane Levy. She is great is Suburgatory, better than the other redhead Emma Stone by far. As for the comment someone made below as it "relies too much of gore for the sake of gore" - puhlease, it's a frickin Evil Dead movie you dink! To whomever says its awful A) You are not a true Evil Dead fan, B) You are a wuss when it comes to violence/gore and C) You are a nerdy fanboy who should just go watch GI JOE 2 or wait for Jurassic Park 3D...case closed.
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12:35PM on 04/04/2013
Sorry there buddy but you have no idea what you are talking about. I'm a huge fan of horror films. But even this movie went overboard on the blood. And I'm very sorry you have to act like a child instead of an adult and can't accept that others might not enjoy this movie.
Sorry there buddy but you have no idea what you are talking about. I'm a huge fan of horror films. But even this movie went overboard on the blood. And I'm very sorry you have to act like a child instead of an adult and can't accept that others might not enjoy this movie.
2:20PM on 04/04/2013
I don't like to call people I do not know stupid, so I will not call you that. But calling others idiots, because they have a different opinion than yours really is being ignorant, isn't it?
How can you call yourself a real horror fan if you clap your hands every time you see blood on the screen or someone getting a chainsaw to the face? I like these things, don't get me wrong, but I like them if they are part of a well constructed movie AND ADD to the fun. Not if it's there to purely try and
I don't like to call people I do not know stupid, so I will not call you that. But calling others idiots, because they have a different opinion than yours really is being ignorant, isn't it?
How can you call yourself a real horror fan if you clap your hands every time you see blood on the screen or someone getting a chainsaw to the face? I like these things, don't get me wrong, but I like them if they are part of a well constructed movie AND ADD to the fun. Not if it's there to purely try and gross you out.
12:24PM on 04/04/2013

Will check it out this weekend.

I've heard mixed reviews (as the comments show obviously) but I am still planning on checking it out. However, I am a bit confused on some reviews with the complaint about the abundance of gore. I mean, perhaps we are not fans of the same Evil Dead franchise, but I am pretty damn sure that was one of the points in the first two. The over use of gore.
I've heard mixed reviews (as the comments show obviously) but I am still planning on checking it out. However, I am a bit confused on some reviews with the complaint about the abundance of gore. I mean, perhaps we are not fans of the same Evil Dead franchise, but I am pretty damn sure that was one of the points in the first two. The over use of gore.
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11:04AM on 04/04/2013
I had my doubts about this movie. And held off my judgment until I saw it earlier this week. But my God was this movie downright awful. It was completely boring and the overuse of blood actually brings this movie down. Truly one of the worst horror films of recent years.
I had my doubts about this movie. And held off my judgment until I saw it earlier this week. But my God was this movie downright awful. It was completely boring and the overuse of blood actually brings this movie down. Truly one of the worst horror films of recent years.
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5:32PM on 04/04/2013
Well what are some of the best horror films in recent years in your 23-24 year old opinion
Well what are some of the best horror films in recent years in your 23-24 year old opinion
5:33PM on 04/04/2013
And in no way did it go 'overboard' with the blood.
And in no way did it go 'overboard' with the blood.
10:21PM on 04/04/2013
Okay I get it. In your mind I can't judge good movies because I'm younger that you. Well that is absurd. And to answer your questions some of the better horror movies of recent years have been Insidious, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, just to name a few.

And the blood was over the top. I have no problem with blood in movies. I don't even have a problem with a lot of blood. However this movie did exceed a normal rate of blood for a horror movie. Not to mention the
Okay I get it. In your mind I can't judge good movies because I'm younger that you. Well that is absurd. And to answer your questions some of the better horror movies of recent years have been Insidious, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, just to name a few.

And the blood was over the top. I have no problem with blood in movies. I don't even have a problem with a lot of blood. However this movie did exceed a normal rate of blood for a horror movie. Not to mention the tagline was completely absurd and is without a doubt in no way ranks as one of the scariest movies even in recent memory.
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8:44AM on 04/04/2013
Cant wait to check this out tomorrow night!!!
Cant wait to check this out tomorrow night!!!
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9:21AM on 04/04/2013
Lucky you!
Lucky you!
6:31AM on 04/04/2013
One of my most anticipated movies for 2013. I'm glad to see it got a 8/10. While I am not a fan of the original movie, I honestly don't see this new movie as an Evil Dead film. I see it as a horror flick that's called Evil Dead. (Hope that makes sense.) So I have no need to compare the two.
One of my most anticipated movies for 2013. I'm glad to see it got a 8/10. While I am not a fan of the original movie, I honestly don't see this new movie as an Evil Dead film. I see it as a horror flick that's called Evil Dead. (Hope that makes sense.) So I have no need to compare the two.
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5:42AM on 04/04/2013

Nope

No way in hell this deserved an 8. 6? Probably.
No way in hell this deserved an 8. 6? Probably.
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7:54AM on 04/04/2013
Arent you the same person that said this movie would suck cuz of overabundance of CG gore?

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Oh ya!! You are!!

Arent you the same person that said this movie would suck cuz of overabundance of CG gore?

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Oh ya!! You are!!

9:10AM on 04/04/2013
And I was right.
And I was right.
9:24AM on 04/04/2013
so you're complaining because the review got 2 more points than you wanted? Yeesh get the glass shards of your vag.

so you're complaining because the review got 2 more points than you wanted? Yeesh get the glass shards of your vag.

9:50AM on 04/04/2013
There is no CG gore. Maybe a few shots of bloody rain. Its ALL PRACTICAL!!!!
There is no CG gore. Maybe a few shots of bloody rain. Its ALL PRACTICAL!!!!
12:32PM on 04/04/2013
There is no CGI gore in this movie. Read the review again. The reviewer, Chris Bumbray, mentions that there is no CGI gore. Pay attention before you post anything.
There is no CGI gore in this movie. Read the review again. The reviewer, Chris Bumbray, mentions that there is no CGI gore. Pay attention before you post anything.
2:46AM on 04/04/2013
"there's enough here to shock even the most desensitized horror fans", huh, I think not...sadly. What's more is that I feel that the movie relies to much on gore for the sake of gore. To try and be "disturbing". The movie in general is fairly bad. The writing is poor. The production poor. The actors you don't care for. The "demons" even less. Even the reason why the book of evil is in the cabin makes no sense at all (and I won't spoil why it's there, but most of you should be able to understand
"there's enough here to shock even the most desensitized horror fans", huh, I think not...sadly. What's more is that I feel that the movie relies to much on gore for the sake of gore. To try and be "disturbing". The movie in general is fairly bad. The writing is poor. The production poor. The actors you don't care for. The "demons" even less. Even the reason why the book of evil is in the cabin makes no sense at all (and I won't spoil why it's there, but most of you should be able to understand why once you've seen the movie).
Where the original(s) were either serious or funny, this new version of the Evil Dead falls short of the later. Which I wouldn't have a problem with, I mean, the original Evil Dead wasn't really a comedy, but at least the movie was fun and entertaining! This new one, not at all.
If it says anything about this new Evil Dead, there was 20 of me and my friends who went to a press screening tonight. Out of 20 3 liked it, 17 hated it for various reasons. But the one reason we all agreed upon was that it was a pretty pointless movie with a bad story that could not even manage to entertain. And yes, we are all seasoned horror fans in our mid 30s. Well, who knows, maybe people who like movies like SAW and Paranormal Activity will enjoy this atrocious entry in the Evil Dead saga!
1/10 (1 for the movie using practical effects over cgi).
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4:00AM on 04/04/2013
You dont deserve to be using the name John Matrix. You either havent seen the movie or are just so deadset againts the remake that even if you liked it. You wouldnt admit it. And any self respecting horror fan would give the first Saw and PA credit where its due as they were unique and their own brand of horror.
You dont deserve to be using the name John Matrix. You either havent seen the movie or are just so deadset againts the remake that even if you liked it. You wouldnt admit it. And any self respecting horror fan would give the first Saw and PA credit where its due as they were unique and their own brand of horror.
4:49AM on 04/04/2013
I'm with Hudson1138 on this one. Plus, the first Saw movie was AWESOME! It was a breath of fresh air in the horror genre. After that, everyone started ripping it off, even the creators themselves...
I'm with Hudson1138 on this one. Plus, the first Saw movie was AWESOME! It was a breath of fresh air in the horror genre. After that, everyone started ripping it off, even the creators themselves...
11:09AM on 04/04/2013
People on this site freak out if you aren't excited for this movie or if you trash it. I have no idea what the heck their problems are. The tagline for the movie is "The Most Terrifying Film You will Ever Experience". How they could put that on any promotional poster is laughable. Only children who are prone to jump scares could be afraid of this trash.
People on this site freak out if you aren't excited for this movie or if you trash it. I have no idea what the heck their problems are. The tagline for the movie is "The Most Terrifying Film You will Ever Experience". How they could put that on any promotional poster is laughable. Only children who are prone to jump scares could be afraid of this trash.
1:00PM on 04/04/2013
the only thing that pissed me off were the completely stupid decisions the male lead made in the end
the only thing that pissed me off were the completely stupid decisions the male lead made in the end
6:06PM on 04/04/2013
Hudson1138 - Agree with you on this. Well said sir.
And Mr. Matrix, I do call myself a real true horror fan because I'd RATHER NOT clap my hands when stuff goes down in a horror movie and rather just sit back and enjoy with a smile on my face and let it sink..oops I mean sneak in me. I like morbid movies, I like movies that try to make you squirm, that doesn't work on me, everyone I know it does but I LOVE horror films. I like sick and twisted shit to happen on screen. What's wrong with
Hudson1138 - Agree with you on this. Well said sir.
And Mr. Matrix, I do call myself a real true horror fan because I'd RATHER NOT clap my hands when stuff goes down in a horror movie and rather just sit back and enjoy with a smile on my face and let it sink..oops I mean sneak in me. I like morbid movies, I like movies that try to make you squirm, that doesn't work on me, everyone I know it does but I LOVE horror films. I like sick and twisted shit to happen on screen. What's wrong with someone getting a chainsaw to the face in a film? You ever seen À l'intérieur (Inside) - I bet you call that a poorly constructed movie, with bad production, blah blah blah. When they announced a new Evil Dead without Bruce Campbell and co. - I BET you were all in a pissy mood and screaming at the world in protest. Of course it wasn't going to overpower and outdo the original creativeness; it tried and succeeded. And you call this a bad story compared to the original??? They are pretty frickin' identical buddy boy. And to round up 20 of your friends who are all in the mid-30's? No wonder you all had some complaining to do.
8:36PM on 04/04/2013
Let me guess, you'd prefer another great PG-13 horror movie?
Let me guess, you'd prefer another great PG-13 horror movie?
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1:03AM on 04/04/2013
8/10? Normally I'd say Awesome but in this case - "Groovy!".
8/10? Normally I'd say Awesome but in this case - "Groovy!".
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