Sunday, April 28, 2013
Evil Dead - Movie Review
Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore. Directed by Fede Alvarez.
This remake of the 1981 cult classic comes along at an unfortunate time. It comes after Cabin in the Woods has been made, and so what might have seemed original 32 years ago has no chance of being fresh now.
Five young people come together in a cabin in the woods to help one of their friends (Suburgatory's Jane Levy) quit drugs cold turkey. Unfortunately for them, another friend finds a book of evil and reads from it, summoning a demon to torment them all.
This movie takes itself a little more seriously than the original, trying for genuine creepiness. For example, the scene where a girl gets raped by a tree is still there, but it's more violating this time around, whereas in the original, it was played as dark humor.
Levy acquits herself nicely. This movie seems to be more for fans of horror make-up and effects.