Saturday, 20 April 2013

Evil Dead Review




Evil Dead Review

The much anticipated remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead finally hit our screens this week. It was directed by Fede Alvarez and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.

A group of friends meet in a cabin in the woods to help their friend Mia go cold turkey to break free from her drug habit. As Mia has tried many times before to break the habit and failed they know that once the horrors set in she will do anything to escape the torment so they all agree that no matter what she says they will not let her leave. When Mia keeps insisting there is a smell of death in the cabin the friends don’t believe her but soon discover a basement full of dead cats hanging from the roof they also uncover a book wrapped in a black thrash bag and covered in barb wire. One of the friends, Eric, can’t resist and opens the book. He reads a passage out load from the book which summons a demon who possess’ Mia and their night of gore and horror begins!!!!!!!!

Personally I am not a fan of remakes but this one tops them all. I am not a massive fan of the Evil Dead either so I was curious to see would a modern day version tickle my fancy a bit more. Well, did it ever!!!!!! I thought this was a really good movie. The gore was unreal so if you have a sensitive stomach stay well clear. I was delighted to see the director kept it old school with the use of prosthetics and gallons of fake blood. I could not see CGI in sight!! The humour element of the evil dead was also kept alive in this remake. The tagline on the poster calls it the most terrifying film you will ever experience….I wouldn’t go as far as calling it that but I would definitely label it one of the goriest movies you will ever experience. Worth a watch and will not be going in the remakes dumpster!!! Oh and don't make the same mistake I did of leaving before the credits as there is a surprise for you at the end!!

4/5

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