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Evil Dead 2013 Movie Review

Evil Dead 2013 Movie Review
Jane Levy as Mia in Evil Dead 2013

Evil Dead 2013 Movie Review – Unleashing bloody love, the remake of the 1981 cult horror classic Evil Dead promises to bring an updated storyline to a new generation of nerds. And boy, are we glad for that…

If you are one of the few who holds Evil Dead close to your heart, you will be happy to know that director Fede Alvarez took the time to make this just right. This is not a shot-by-shot remake of the original but it plays very close to the indigenous storyline to provide us with an all too familiar feeling. That being said, the story is not groundbreaking by any means, it’s actually pretty basic. Five twenty-something years old 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.

What the film lacks on story, makes up in gore,  and there’s lots of it. So much in fact that it almost resembles a Quentin Tarrantino’s flick (minus the horror). The problem was that Alvarez took his time to get to this point. I really didn’t feel emotionally invested in the life of the two main protagonist and their family troubles which took a good 35-40 min from the film. Right after this is where Alvarez really shines.

The transition from the monotonous demonic dilemmas to the killings and stabbings was flawless. The carnage portrait on screen was beautifully over the top.  Blood ran amuck, just like tears from a baby Dear after seeing his mother being killed (ala Bambi). The Special Effects were not over the top as you might expect for a film like this and the CGI was tastefully done and almost none existent. Dismemberment looked realistic enough to make you want to look away. It’s also worth mentioning that the cast and crew did an outstanding job with each of their character. In my opinion, the only thing that Evil Dead missed out on was the Scare Factor. I know the majority of you were expecting a scary movie which again, in my opinion, this was not. At least not for the hardcore Horror Movie Fans.

The credibility that Alvarez, Raimi and Campbell brought to the film was spot on. The cars used on the film were old enough to tie in very well to the original film. No Cell phones or any excuse for poor service, which is a cliche now a days, were absent here.

Evil Dead claims to be ‘The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience” which is something I don’t agree with. If it was up to me, it would say  “The Goriest Film You Have Experienced in the past 10 years” nonetheless, Evil Dead is a extremely enjoyable film that will live on just like it’s previous version. Caution to the animal lovers, dead animals ahead…

Evil Dead 2013 Movie Review

Raymond Melendez Raymond Melendez is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Local San Diego Metal website sdmetal.com. Besides Heavy Metal music, Raymond is also a movie buff and Craft Beer enthusiast. Which is why he is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Movie Review website 'MovieFloss.com' and Co-Founder of Craft Beer website 'BeerAlien.com'.