Evil Dead (2013) Review

Being sick sucks. It did, however, give me a chance to catch up on some movies I’ve been meaning to see. Like, for example, this summer’s reboot of one of my favourite horror franchises. For those of you unfamiliar, The Evil Dead is an independent horror movie from 1981, written and directed by Sam Raimi. It spawned two sequels, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, and Army of Darkness. These might be three of the best movies the genre has to offer. They’re gory, they’re funny, they’re…groovy. Now the first major difference with this reboot is that they’re taking it much more seriously. The original movies were very tongue in cheek, blurring the line between horror and comedy. That’s not the case with this new one. It’s intended to be genuinely scary. Right off the bat, that made me skeptical, as most genuine horror movies (especially of the last ten years) kind of tend to suck. Surprisingly, though, I actually liked this movie. I mean, it’s not great. There’s way too much CGI, the ending goes on for about twenty minutes more than it should have, and it’s nowhere near as good as the original. But for a more recent horror movie, it was really good. I enjoyed it from beginning to end, and would definitely watch it again. Who knew?

Overall Rating: Groovy/10


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