In the interest of full disclosure I did read a few negative reviews, mostly at ShockTillYouDrop, that basically derided the movie for the same reason others liked it(too fan friendly, trying too hard to please, going too far) but those reviews just struck me as purposefully opposite. I am known for my negative views towards repackagings and I rolledeyes at first when this was announced, but I am optimistic that this will buck the trend of bad remakes and actually bring a little something to the table, even if it is just a rededication to practical fx and an over-the-top return to traditional horror movie values.
You will see evil unleashed in the form of nail guns, electric knives, box cutters, shotguns, and chainsaws. Yes you read that correctly, this new Evil Dead features boomsticks and chainsaws – so no worries there. Victims are raped by trees, burned and buried alive, and dismembered – and according to Alvarez, more than 100,000 gallons of blood was used in making the movie – in fact, that’s probably a rather safe estimate.
Brutal. Intense. ****ing crazy. I can’t believe Alvarez got away with HALF of the violence in this movie. The film initially received an NC-17 rating and was edited to obtain an R rating, and even still… this might the hardest R I’ve seen. This is a no-holds-barred horror movie – a demonic dark ride that descends into madness, simultaneously scaring and entertaining you. Alvarez’s Evil Dead is a genuine crowd-pleaser...