Evil Dead. Man oh man, I am glad to be done with these movies. We are wrapping up our summer series this week in which we’ve reviewed the Evil Dead series including Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, and this week’s episode, the remake from 2013. This was my third time seeing the recent version of this movie and I was already disillusioned with it. There’s only so many times that I can see the same blood and gore.
I don’t typically enjoy horror movies as a genre. I’ve never understood the appeal of it. There have been plenty of incredibly campy ones that I’ve been able to laugh at (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) and even the original Evil Dead movies. This remake was different. I could find no camp. Just creepiness and a whole lot of blood. A metric ton of blood. Cabin in the Woods blood coated walls level madness. The chainsaw is back, the familiar tropes are back, the cabin in the woods is back. The differences in this one make it unique. The main premise is that these people have all gathered in this cabin to help a girl so through her withdrawals. There’s a sad backstory that gets glossed over and a lot of “no don’t do that” happening. The acting is relatively decent here, there are a few TV actors you may recognize.
Overall it’s creepy and gory and an incredibly good remake of the original. That likely had a lot to do with the original producers coming back for this round. I’ll be alright if I never see another one of these movies though.
The podcast covers all this and much much more. The entire team sat down to discuss our thoughts on the subject. Take a listen and let us know what you think.