Evil Dead (2013) is bloody good

5 Apr


Lately, the horror genre has “evolved” into scenes of torture and self-mutilation where audiences are not shuddering because the scenes are scary, but rather flinching because the ultra-violent episodes are simply too much to watch. With Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell serving as producers, Evil Dead (2013) is a faithful re-imagining of the 1981 horror classic, but it does not share the same sense of humor and fright as the original. However, Director Fede Alvarez is not afraid to push the limits and his propensity for blood will more than satisfy contemporary audiences.

The film is a creepshow with five unsuspecting friends finding the Necronomicon (Book of the Dead) in a remote cabin. Unknowingly, they summon the evil lurking in the woods, which begins to possess them one by one. Alvarez’s reinterpretation of the script is solid and his use of practical special effects contributes to the film’s successful execution. I like this version. It is bloody good.


Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

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