Evil Dead Reviews
December 24, 2014
Amazing,thrilling,nasty and gory this movie won't dissapoint you.
December 22, 2014
Gore and laughter goes together like oil and water.
January 12, 2014
Summary: It fails to provide enough black humor and scares. 44/100 [C-]
Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Evil Dead is directed by Federico Álvarez, he's an Uruguayan director. It also boasts a well known cast like Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez. Moving on, I actually liked the first hour of the film but my main problem is the over-the-top final act. It was too gory and exaggerated. Although its first hour is very entertaining and quite scary, the last 30 minutes are a truly bloody mess.
The opening scene is truly terrifying and extremely violent. I also like that the film does not use too much CGI, the special effects are practical and everything looks realistic. It definitely boasts some bloody and violent moments that fans of the original will enjoy, but another problem with Evil Dead (2013) is that it wasn't genuine enough, it's a shame that the movie relies on gore and forgets about its own narrative coherence. It's excessively gory, especially in its final act, it was too much. Also, most of the scariest scenes are in the trailer! However, it's still worth watching if you're a horror fan. As I said, I enjoyed the first hour, the rest of the movie was pretty messy.
It seems like it wants to copy the unique black humor from the old ones. Moving on, there's a scene after credits that you will probably enjoy, especially if you're a fan of the Evil Dead saga. I recommend it if you're a huge fan of gory horror movies and I also recommend it if you're fan of the franchise, but you shouldn't have very high expectations. I do not recommend it if you're not fan of the horror genre or if you expect interesting characters. In conclusion, this movie is just gory and nothing more, the characters are not engrossing enough and some of the black humor just doesn't work. It's awkwardly unfunny, there isn't a balance between the horror and the comedy. [C-]
April 14, 2013
As a huge horror fan I wanted so badly to like this movie. However, after a second viewing, I have come to the same conclusion: this film has a strong beginning, but quickly tapers off into simple gore shock value. It was a tall order to remake such an iconic film, and it was a valid attempt. However, the film never seems to make you care whether anyone lives or dies, and therein lies one of the main issues of the film. There are some very strong moments throughout the film, but not enough to entirely fix its shortcomings. One of the largest issues is the under-use of the possessed Mia, the, by far, strongest element of the entire film. Mia is the absolute strongest character and once she is possessed, the most terrifying part of the film, whose presence is sadly pushed to the back of the viewer's mind despite her responsibility for the most horrifying moments. Overall, it was a somewhat enjoyable horror reboot that does pay an homage to its source material. And I will say this: it is made by a true fan of the horror genre.
December 7, 2014
Not a bad film horror film, with above par acting for the genre and good special effects, but it does not come close to capturing the campy yet effective brilliance of the original.
November 28, 2014
There are remakes than theres this i love it the final moments of the movie are epic
September 27, 2014
"The most terrifying film you will ever experience". The Tagline is a massive lie, it's probably the worst horror movie experience I've had all year though. The characters are dumb, there's no scares, I remember seeing parts of the original and it was funny and scary, the remake offers none of the above. The main purpose of this movie is simple, how much blood and guts can we throw at the audience, and there will be fans for this movie, but you can count me out of this club.
Evil Dead sucks, the acting is the only thing that works, and even that is let down by how dumb the characters are. I hated Evil Dead it's 90 minutes of vomit, guts and gore, and when you realise the whole problem could have been avoided if a certain idiot hadn't have opted to read the dark creepy book out loud.
November 21, 2014
While not nearly as scary as the original, the intensity - and therefore badassery - surpasses the original. Its so brutally gory, so intense, and SO MUCH FUN! The first time i watched this, after it was over, i was literally exhausted. I had used up that much adrenaline and testosterone on the sheer awesomeness of this movie. Also upping the intensity and ratcheting up the scares is easily one of the best soundtracks of the past decade. Thank you, Fede Alvarez and Roque Banos. Well done. I hope to see you in the sequel.
November 15, 2014
Terrible remake of a horror classic. None of the cool camerawork. This could have been any horror movie. And Ash, my God, I miss you, Ash!!! Wah!
November 13, 2014
Nothing like the original. As with the new Robocop film all the humour of the original has gone. And without that humour they're awfully bland.
November 6, 2014
Now this is how you remake a Horror classic!
November 3, 2014
Entertaining horror movie and good homage to the original. Entertaining and scary in parts. Goes over the top at the end, as any tribute to the originals should.
November 1, 2014
The first star is for me not feeling the intense need to stop watching, the second star is for the main monster actually being very creepy to look at (this is rare nowadays and somehow of all recent horror, THIS one hit the nail on the head with the monster). That said, the characters are difficult to sympathize with, the 'shock factors' are outdated (demons randomly calling women bitches, is this the 60s?), not enough breathers between the "setups" to become comfortable and then actually frightened again (constant state of anticipation dismantles all scares). I will never watch this again.
April 9, 2013
Mostly I love horror movie story but this remake don't have such story like Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movie sequel.
The most disturbing thing about Evil Dead isn't a moment in Evil Dead. The movie could serve as a twisted mirror for our desire to see a level of violence rarely shown on the big screen except Alvarez isn't judging his audience. He's indulging them. That's not to say he should be preachy or restrained. By the metric he has laid out for his picture's goals, Alvarez' film is a wild success. It's a crowd please that will leave gore-hounds stuffed, but we should all be somewhat shaken by the gruesome feast Evil Dead asks us to devour.
April 9, 2013
I love this movie! To me the un holy trilogy is complete now. Dead by Dawn, Army of Darkness and EVIL DEAD make a great trilogy. I respect 81's THE EVIL DEAD, but with the new story ideas, much better special effects and Jane Levy as the lead, I prefer the remake.
October 26, 2014
A sub-par script with zero characterization and lack of anyone to relate to nullify any attempt the score, special effects, and cinematography make to scare you.
October 22, 2014
Wow, that's some world-class gore right there. No CGI in sight. I just wish it was scarier.
April 5, 2013
"I will rip your soul out, Daddy." Perfect tone to start out this worthy re-imagining.
February 25, 2013
Is it similar to the original? Nope. Is it a great horror flick anyways? Yup.
October 16, 2014
This was really good, had a lot of disconcerting scenes and picks up as it goes along and was relentless till the end.