Evil Dead (2013) (Movie Review)
Directed By: Fede Alvarez
Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.
Taken as a legit remake to the original and this Evil Dead just can’t hold up to the greatness that is the original. Then again, in the whole wide world of horror only a small percent even can compare to it. If we take Evil Dead as some form of stand alone or loose sequel we can then truly let it breath and stand on its own, and on its own it does shine in a few key areas. As an overall experience, Evil Dead, is one of the more nerve wrecking movies I’ve seen in years. The score is creepy, the music and sounds as a whole can get unnerving, and to the movie’s credit the blood pours in buckets. I’ve not seen a major release this bloody in a very long time. I don’t know about you, but the more blood the better to me.
There of course is no “Ash” characters and any character this movie presents doesn’t come across as anything special at the end of the day. The acting isn’t horrible and Jane Levy in particular brings her A-game. Things still seem really rushed at points and whole pre-opening credits sequence seems like just padding for the running time and a bit of a waste. Still, you can’t deny that this movie is a whole lot of fun. It is also fun finding all the nods to the original. The average fan who just goes for a good time will have a blasts with this, while the more hardcore fans will find flaws but still enjoy it.