The Evil Dead (2013)
Tagline: The most terrifying film you will ever experience.
Robert G. Tapert
April 5, 2013
The Evil Dead was a stunning picture that redefined horror. Sam Raimi’s film was terrifying and had wonderful effects and the filmmakers worked with a shoestring budget and were able to pull something truly unique with The Evil Dead. The classic had a sense of atmosphere and brooding tension, which added so much to the terrifying experience. This remake on the hand just suffers from start to finish. The only thing that makes film stand out is the gore effects, and they are quite good and very well done. However where the film lacks significantly is that it relies too closely on the original film to create its scares. Unfortunately this is where the movie fails. Aside from a few changed scenes, this is practically the same film. What made the original so good was the craft, the effort put into it that made it a terrific film to watch. However this one has a bigger budget a bad cast and a poorly written script with few cringe worthy bits of dialogue. I was very much disappointed with the result of this remake, and I thought it was a movie that was killed by way too much praise. I think that they stop remaking every single horror classic because no matter how much you tweak every single imperfection, the remake will never outdo the original. Evil Dead was yet another pitiful, overrated film that just didn’t deliver. Sure it had the gore, and if that’s what you’re looking for, then you may enjoy it, but you want real tension with your gore, you’ll sadly be disappointed. I wanted to be terrified and have a good time, but I simply didn’t. There are some remakes that work and some that don’t. Evil Dead is such a film. There is plenty of splatter effects here, with none of the chills and tension of the original. This is an overrated piece of shit that never should have been made.