Running Time: 91 min
Genre: Scary, Horror, Gore
Release Year: 2013
Plot: (from IMDB)
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.
Was anyone else as excited as I was for Evil Dead? Ever since I saw the trailer few months back I could not get the movie out of my head and finally yesterday my anticipation for seeing the movie ended. I am not even sure where to begin talking about this movie; I went in thinking it was a remake of the original. Just a heads up the movie is very different from the 1981 The Evil Dead.
What I loved about this movie was the awesome gore, dark storyline, and of course the scares. The gore in this movie was out of this world. There ware arms being cut off, faces being carved, needles being stabbed into the eye, and what not, and what makes it even more awesome is this movie used very little CGI, most of the movie was done with badass makeup. Even though the gore and blood in this movie is nonstop it never felt excessive and out of place. If you do get grossed out easily this movie is not, I repeat not, right for you. I loved all of the possession, death, and gore scenes. However, as much as I loved this movie this was definitely a movie far from perfection. *Spoiler* I did not like how Olivia (Jessica Lucas) died with just being smashed in the head. Maybe I am just too stuck on the original movie but I cannot imagine evil dying that easily. I also did not like how Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) transformed back into her normal human form and then randomly died. Not too fond of David (Shiloh Fernandez) resurrecting his sister Mia (Jane Levy) either, but Mia’s part was
somewhat understandable since without Mia being back we would not have that epic ending *end of spoiler*. Usually when movies are gruesome they lack the scare factor, but not this movie. This movie had numerous scary parts to offer. There were a few parts that I jumped out of my seat or held my breath. This movie was work of a pure horror genius. As I mentioned before, to my surprise this movie’s storyline was completely different from the original, at first I did not like it much but then the more I watched the movie and the more I thought about it the more I liked it. The ending of this movie was rather epic and I loved that crazy fight at the end, sorry guys not going to be spoiling this one for you, you should watch it yourself to know what I'm talking about. While I loved Jane Levy’s and Lou TaylorPucci’s acting I have to say the rest were pretty mediocre to bad. Elizabeth Blackmore was by far the worst actor in the movie; her death was rather ridiculous as well since it lacked the emotional aspect that I know the creators tried so hard to add in. While it seems like I have too many negative comments about this movie I have to admit I loved it. I waited for it for so long and I am glad when I finally got the chance to watch it and not be disappointed. This was a movie definitely worth seeing in theaters so you do not miss out on a single scare.
Story Line: 8/10
Spook Level: 9/10
Overall Rating: 9/10