Flash Movie Review: Evil Dead

Before I began writing movie reviews here, I had my own rating system for films. It was pretty simple: do I want to spend money to see it on the big screen, wait for it to come out on DVD or catch it one day on cable. After seeing a movie back then, I would email a group of my friends to tell them whether they could see the movie or not. You see I have a couple of friends who cannot see any trace of blood. Then there is one friend who cannot see anything violent, whether it involves humans or animals. These friends were the impetus for me starting this movie review site. As this site has grown, I feel it is necessary for me to cover all genres of movies; so there would be something for everyone. It is for these reasons I went to see this horror film. Five friends met at a remote cabin where they accidentally summoned evil spirits that were hell-bent on possessing the friends until death. The friends were played by Jane Levy (Nobody Walks, Fun Size) as Mia, Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood, Deadgirl) as David, Lou Taylor Pucci (Beginners, Horsemen) as Eric, Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield, She’s the Man) as Olivia and relative newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore as Natalie. There are times where it can be a fine line between horror and comedy; this film was a joke and I am not sure if that was the movie studio’s intentions. When the gore and blood is so over the top, it just becomes a comical mess. It was amazing to see how the body could keep on going as it was being dismembered. There was absolutely nothing of value in this remake; nothing new, nothing scary, nothing worthwhile. I will say for those who enjoy being grossed out this movie should provide you with enough sickening scenes to fill a vomitorium. Not that my friends would even consider seeing a movie like this; but just in case, multiple scenes of blood and gore throughout the movie.


1 star

About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on April 8, 2013, in Fantasy/Sci-Fi and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Though I really liked the movie but I can see why people would be turned off by it.

  2. I took my girlfriend to see this yesterday, she’s into horror movies. Though we didn’t find it scary it was still entertaining. Some parts will make you cringe…

  3. What a bad movie. Saw it today. I give it 1/2 *. The only good thing I can say about it is that we escaped some bad weather. Last year we saw “the Cabin in the Woods” it was much better!:)

  4. The trailer was gross enough to put me off completely from seeing this. So not my kind of thing.

  5. I got a real kick out it. I’ll never look at a certain knife the same way again. I laughed as you slipped into the movie reive. You’re talking about who and why friends go to movies with you then say 5 friends met a cabin. I momentarily thought you and your friends went to a cabin LOL.

  6. Just watched it and I am very disappointed, laughed more than I was scared 😦

    Good Review 😀

  7. Theatre of Pain

    I have never liked campy horror movies and I really wanted to see this one after reading that it took on a darker, more serious tone. Unfortunately the movie still failed to entertain me. I didn’t mind the scenes of graphic violence but that is all it was and I have to agree with you in that there was nothing new or original about the film. By the end, I didn’t care who lived or died and when asked what I thought of the film, I told my horror movie friends to skip it.

    • Your friends will appreciate the tip and the saving of their money.

      • Theatre of Pain

        I’ve sat here for a moment trying to remember the last horror movie I saw that was really good and I am drawing a blank. I enjoyed The Cabin in the Woods, The Woman in Black and Mama for the most part but I wouldn’t label any of them as fantastic films. I thoroughly enjoyed The Sixth Sense but I wouldn’t consider that so much Horror as I would a suspenseful ghost story. Thinking even harder, I have to ask myself, “What was the last movie I saw that really scared me?” I seem to recall thinking that The Ring was well done and it had some scary moments but it was ruined by The Ring 2. Other than that, I’ve got nothing.

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