A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to rest its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?
Taken as a legit remake to the original and this Evil Dead just can’t hold up to the greatness that is the original. Then again, in the whole wide world of horror only a small percent even can compare to it. If we take Evil Dead as some form of stand alone or loose sequel we can then truly let it breath and stand on its own, and on its own it does shine in a few key areas. As an overall experience, Evil Dead, is one of the more nerve wrecking movies I’ve seen in years. The score is creepy, the muc and sounds as a whole can get unnerving, and to the movie’s credit the blood pours in buckets. I’ve not seen a major release this bloody in a very long time. I don’t know about you, but the more blood the better to me.
There of course is no “Ash” characters and any character this movie presents doesn’t come across as anything special at the end of the day. The acting isn’t horrible and Jane Levy in particular brings her A-game. Things still seem really rushed at points and whole pre-opening credits sequence seems like just padding for the running time and a bit of a waste. Still, you can’t deny that this movie is a whole lot of fun. It is also fun finding all the nods to the original. The average fan who just goes for a good time will have a blasts with this, while the more hardcore fans will find flaws but still enjoy it. And, if you are looking for an awesome blu-ray transfer you’ve came to the right place. The movie shows a picture that is about as perfect as one could hope for.
- Commentary featuring stars Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jesca Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and writer Rodo Sayagues (Blu-ray excluve) - “Making Life Difficult” – The Intense and Phycally Exhausting Creation of the Film - “Being Mia” – The Phycal and Psychological Transformation into “Evil Mia” - “Directing The Dead” – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror clasc - “Unleashing The Evil Force” – Exploring the origins and degn of the new Book of the Dead (Blu-ray excluve) - “Evil Dead the Reboot” – Cast Rehearsals, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more! (Blu-ray excluve)