Evil Dead is Scary Groovy…April 8th, 2013 at 5:07 pm by Stephanie Cooke under Uncategorized
CLICK HERE to watch the scary trailer from 2013′s Evil Dead!
Now showing in theaters around Hampton Roads.
Evil Dead is blood, guts and gore to the extreme as writer-director Fede Alvarez along with co-scriptwriter Rodo Sayagues takes on Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead. The original was funny and scary and gory. And most importantly is beloved by so many. This 2013 version manages to pay worthy homage to the original, but never quite achieves what that original did.
The crux of the original story is still there: Five twenty-something friends head to an isolated cabin in the woods where they manage to unleash evil that is hooked on demonic possession. But, instead of going there on vacation like the original, these 2013 friends are on a mission to help their friend Mia quit heroin cold turkey.
Eric is the teacher who discovers a book bound in barbed wire with warnings all over it not to open it, look at it, read it… So what does he do? Open it, look at it, read it. Thus, unleashing a reign of horror!
There are some frightening moments and plenty of shield your eyes scenes (I’m thinking of things involving a nail gun, an electric knife, and oh, yes! The chainsaw is back! If you loved the original you should like this one. There are enough mini tributes to the original to make you smile. I’ll just say it was pretty GROOVY. Fans will get it. And fans should stick around through the credits for a surprise.
THREE OUT OF FIVE COOKIES
Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language.