Sound Off: Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead' Remake - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
April 5, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "The most terrifying film you will ever experience." So, is it? In theaters everywhere is Fede Alvarez's remake of the Sam Raimi classic Evil Dead, starring a young new cast in an updated take on the cabin in the woods supernatural horror-thriller. Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore star as the five new victims. Does it live up to all the hype? Can it compare to Raimi's 1981 original or any of its sequels? Was it too gory or not bloody enough? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on the new Evil Dead.
To unleash the endless undead, I finally caught Evil Dead on opening weekend, and I really enjoyed it. It's a seriously gory, but still entertaining and most of all well-made remake of the horror classic. I still prefer Sam Raimi's original movies, the entire "trilogy", and they just can't be topped. But Fede Alvarez does a fantastic job reinventing this yet keeping it serious and not overly ridiculous. That said, Fede really loves using the airhorn. Never enough airhorn! I still suggest reading Jeremy's fantastic review of the film: "In many ways, the Evil Dead remake strays from the pack, delivering harder shots of violence than anything Raimi ever came up with. He had no problem bringing the gore. He just never made it hurt like this."
What did you think of Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead? An excellent remake, or disastrous disgrace? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!