In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. - Sony Pictures Entertainment Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci and Elizabeth Blackmore. Directed by Fede Alvarez and written by Sam Saimi.
Remakes aren’t easy, and I don’t envy those who have dared to remake a cult-classic like Evil Dead. The 1981 original is beloved for a variety of reasons, many of which are technically negative aspects. It’s one of those magical movies where the campiness and low-budget special effects only seem to get finer with age. That’s some complicated lightning in a bottle, and a remake isn’t going to catch that same lightning again. It can only hope to capture a fresh batch. Watching this new take on Evil Dead, I was often left contending with my own expectations and knowledge of the original film. This remake has a more modern context for its cast of victims, but it treads a surprising amount of the same ground. There’s a cabin in the woods, an evil... Read Review