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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Movie Review: Evil Dead (2013)

You find a book with a warning not to speak, write or hear the words in this book, could you leave it alone? In April 2013, this film showed us just why we should leave well enough alone...

Directing this 91 minute horror is Fede Alvarez.

The cast of this evil remake is: Jane Levy as Mia, Shiloh Fernandez as David, Lou Taylor Pucci as Eric, Jessica Lucas as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore as Natalie.

In a secluded cabin, friends and family come together to help Mia kick her drug habit. She's planning to go cold turkey and maybe this time finally beat her addiction. While milling around in the cabin, Eric finds a strange looking book with a warning to leave it alone. As he's flipping through the book, curiosity brings him to speak a few words from it. Unbeknownst to him, he unleashes a hell none of them were prepared for.One
by one, their souls are now in jeopardy.

Now, this is a remake from the original Evil Dead (1981). With that being said, it is A LOT different. The film was shot in a darker cinematography, adding to the creep factor by the truck loads. With the comical feel of the original thrown to the wayside, this one goes with a more gritty/gory path, bringing an almost realistic feel to the story. Helping with that realism was some great special effects, and also amazing camera work.

Side note, it was awesome to hear the voices of Bob Dorian and Ellen Sandweiss, two players from the original film. Just that little extra seal of approval, showing that the remake was a great idea.

It's rated R for language, sexual content, gore and violence.

4 stars for a "groovy" remake.


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