“Everything’s gonna be fine? Nothing’s fine. I don’t know if you noticed this, but… everything’s been getting worse… every second.”
Five friends discover a book of the dead as they are holed up in a cabin. Unknowingly they summon up demons living in the woods. These demons then possess the youngsters leaving only one struggling for survival.
Ok so when I heard they were remaking Evil Dead I was shocked, then when I found out Sam Raimi was involved I calmed down thinking it might actually work. In my opinion most if not all remakes of classics normally are rubbish. Evil Dead is not that different. Fans of the original will be disappointed if not pissed off, however people who haven’t seen the original (which should be a sin) may enjoy it.
One thing I really did like is that the film doesn’t use CGI, they went old school on this one, and yes the gore was great and actually impressive at some points. However they missed everything else. They missed any kind of depth to the characters, they missed out the dark comedy aspects and unfortunately they missed the tension of the film. Gore cannot make up for that.
So if you’re a fan of the original you may be disappointed but if you look at it as just another movie it’s decent at best.
By Fiaz Ali