The remake of the hit classic “Evil Dead” is in theaters now and delivers a good scary and gory film for the spring. Sam Raimi, who directed the original Evil Dead, teamed up with Diablo Cody to write and produce this remake. Directed by Fede Alvarez, “Evil Dead” stars Jane Levy as Mia and Shiloh Fernandez as David.
The remake does stay true to the original, the location, plots, and fate of everyone in the cabin are exactly the same. It does a very good job not to copy each character from the original or even the story. The remake is its own story with its own characters, so if you’re going to see this movie to compare David to Ashley, you will be disappointed. Ashley’s character is not in this film.
For fans, there are a lot of Easter eggs in the film, which will be fun for fans to discover as they watch. The one thing that was left out that might be disappointing to some fans was the recording tape, but it can be heard during the end while the credits play. There is also a special clip after the credits for fans of the original “Evil Dead.”
The remake is highly gory — and even though the poster claims to be ’The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience” — for most people this is not the case. Yes, there are scary scenes in the film, but the audience’s main reactions came from the goriness, such as limbs being torn off and needles and nails slowly coming out of the face and skin. It’s a complete bloodbath from beginning to end.
This film is not meant for children since there were many adults in the audience covering their eyes and some leaving the theater to take a breather. It’s a good movie to watch if you’re into a scary gory films and it’s not just meant to be seen by fans of the original. Just like the original film, Evil Dead 2013 will probably become a cult classic.