Sam Raimi‘s cult classic Evil Dead has been controversially resurrected, but, despite a few new plot additions, director Fede Alvarez hasn’t quite managed to breath new life into the story. It has some satisfying similarities with the original – gallons of spewing blood, an integral chain saw, an evil force rushing through the forest at an ungodly pace and non-consensual tree sex – but RIP low-budget aesthetics and downright silliness, you are greatly missed.
Director promises theatrical experience.
This is Grimm Brothers lite for the Twilight generation: while the plot is satisfactory, it never does enough to explore the deeper, darker issues raised by the fairy tale, and it misses the opportunity to really exploit the horror element. One for those who fancy an entertaining thriller without the intellect.