Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Movie Review of Evil Dead

Evil Dead - 8/10
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Written by Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues
Cast - Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas

Plot Summary
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.

Its pretty obvious that most horror remakes totally suck ass especially remaking the classic ones. They fucked up so many classics that I just stopped being bothered after awhile.so when I heard news that Evil Dead was gonna be remade,I naturally became skeptical and decided to pass it off. Then I saw the trailer.There was one scene that did kinda freak me out. I was still a little skeptical cause after all Evil Dead might still suck even though it had one pretty awesome scene. So I decided to watch Evil Dead with my best friend who was a horror fan as well. Basically we had to go by ourselves because our girlfriends told us to fuck off when we suggested to watch it together.

Right from the very start,the first scene wiped out whatever skepticism I had and I knew I was in for a hell of a ride. There are several reasons why I thoroughly enjoyed Evil Dead.

They didn't do that boring overused "shock horror" which American cinema often uses. Instead of shock,what they did was gore. All the kill scenes were gory and does make you groan.in fact the whole fucking cinema was groaning. I laughed out damn loud when a guy behind me was telling his female friend,"I don't want to watch this movie anymore." That was how brutal it was. And I loved the kill scenes.
Very little CGI was used for this movie. Most of it was the fantastic use of make up,props and clever camera works. There were a lot of still shots used which can be used for cool wallpapers and all.I was also happy that the classic track shot in the original Evil dead was used as well.
Acting was a little fucked up especially at the beginning part of the movie where everyone was still normal and all.But they all acted superbly when all hell broke loose.I guess the casting director chose these unknown actors for a reason and it was for the later.
Another thing I liked about the new Evil Dead is the little tributes for classic movies such as The Exorcist and the original Evil Dead. there were a few scenes, that really reminded me of my all time favourite horror movie, The Exorcist which brought a smile to my face.
I really liked the direction of this movie and would definitely check out Fede Alvarez's next movie. And I would definitely watch the sequel for Evil Dead as well.(Which was signed up even before the movie was released)
Of course the remake will never beat the original Evil Dead,however it was enjoyable and worth the ticket price.

Highly recommended to watch it on a weekend. just watch it with minimal expectations and you are in for a gory ride. Wait for the credits to end.

Best Quotes
Abomination Mia: Why don't you come down here so I can suck your cock, pretty boy?

David: Mia?

Abomination Mia: Mia's not here you fucking idiot! Your little sister's being raped in hell!

Cheryl: You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you!

[Mia becomes eerily calm]

Mia: You're all going to die tonight.

Eric: [reading from the Naturom Demonto] Kunda... Estrata... Montose... Conda.

Abomination Mia: Baby, little baby / It's time to live apart / Baby, little baby / I'll miss you a lot / Baby, my sweet baby / I'll write you every day / Baby, goodnight baby / I wish that I could stay