Evil Dead (2013) Review
It wasn’t bad as an average horror film but I expected better and was ultimately disappointed by this gory but sadly unappealing remake. Now don’t start getting at me with being a downer. I am an optimist when it comes to films, and I judge films equally and so this review isn’t average because I didn’t like the original being remade. Here is my optimistic Trailer Review, and I loved the Original Trilogy which I have also Reviewed. The reason this film is average is because it’s just like everything else in horror, gore increases, story and character become meaningless. Oh and when a film claims to be the scariest I will ever see, I don’t think it is wrong to expect at least to be scared once.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, 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.
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Story: 45% Acting: 70% Characters: 50% Dialogue: 40%
Horror: 35% Style/Sound: 75% Visuals: 80%
So here the story is that a group of friends have gone to cabin in the woods to help someone go cold turkey and recover from an addiction. First off why would anyone take someone in that position to a small run down cabin in an old creep woods? Why would you go to a place so far away from a hospital when recovering addicts have notorious health complications? But most importantly of all why didn’t they take her to a rehab facility? So damn stupid! The acting is good but I didn’t like the characters that much, idiots and morons! Let’s read this book made of human skin and written in human blood just for kicks, LOL. The dialogue is quite bad and whilst lines from the demon girl did bring laughter and tears from me and my friends I am not sure it was intentional.
Bad score for horror because it wasn’t SCARY! I didn’t even jump once and I am a jumpy guy. Lots of gore and stupid ass foreshadowing! It drives me mad, like that damn broken step! The sounds and music where good and fitted well throughout the film, I liked the credits because of the music which made waiting for the post credit scene less annoying. On that scene, not really worth my time but I did like the voice recording from the original film. The visuals where the best thing in this film and really where great but I also wanted to see some more. This film didn’t shy away from any gore and went full on arm chopping, tongue cutting and blood rain pouring from start till end.
The best reviews I found would be these “Anonymous, forgettable and doesn’t hold a candle to the brilliant original” David Jenkins. “Despite much old-school splatter, it’s seldom frightening and oddly unfunny” Nigel Floyd. “There’s no suspense, and it isn’t scary” Christopher Tookey. “Lacking Raimi’s transgressive invention and wit, there really are some things that man should not meddle with” Siobhan Synnot. “Comparisons to the original are inevitable yet the filmmakers deserve the right for this to be judged of its own accord and it’s not a terrible movie” Stefan Pape.
My favourite scene would have to be when the blood rain falls and that creature comes out of the ground and goes after Mia. It’s the best scene because it is what I wanted, blood, guts, genuine thrills and good pace. Why couldn’t the rest be like that?!