“Evil Dead (2013)”
Director: Fede Alvarez
Producers: Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, etc
Writers: Fede Alvarez, Diablo Cody, Rodo Sayagues, Sam Raimi (1981 Screenplay)
Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore
Hi everyone, Papa Kenn here, and I literally just finished seeing the remake of Evil Dead. And I’m just going to give you my first impressions here…
Wow. That was a horror movie. That was a gritty, dirty, gory horror movie (and I absolutely loved it). Anyone that is a fan of the original Evil Dead movies, I think you’ll be pleased with how this remake was handled, though I have seen split opinions online. There’s not really any of the campiness of the original movies. It’s done in a very serious way but still rings very true to the Evil Dead series, and even has a few shoutouts to the originals (both subtle and not so subtle). It does have problems, all of which revolve around a few of the actors…but otherwise, everyone does a really good job.
In my opinion, this is a must see for fans of the Evil Dead series and horror fans in general. It has problems, but despite these I will happily add it to my collection alongside Evil Dead 1 & 2 and Army Of Darkness.
I give the Evil Dead remake: 4/5!
I’m Papa Kenn, and I’ll see you next review.