Evan Burkey

Review: Evil Dead

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That’s right, yet another Evil Dead review!

Since Jasen covered the meat of the movie, I’ll make this short and sweet and talk pure opinion. A caveat to consider: I normally don’t watch horror movies. It’s not that I’m scared or grossed out; I’m just not really that into them… I’d rather rewatch Heartcatch Precure for the hundredth time. That being said, like every other nerd on the planet I love the Evil Dead series. The original’s campy horror was a perfect blend of creepy and goofy, and I ate it up as a kid.

Going into this remake, I knew that Evil Dead would not be the same thing. I expected a modern horror film, and that’s what I got. Jump scares, dark scenes, jumpy camera, etc. Now, that’s not a bad thing, as Evil Dead does a fairly good job. I’ll admit there were several scenes that were very intense and I could feel my heart rate rising, which doesn’t happen often when I watch horror flicks.

I feel that the special effects deserve a notable mention. I’m not squeamish at all when it comes to movie gore; I have been steeled by the likes of Mutant Girl Squad and Ichi The Killer. However, there were several times where I let out an audible groan at how gross the scene was. A particular scene involving an X-Acto Knife and a tongue had me writhing in my seat.

Though I’m not a fan of most horror films, I really enjoyed Evil Dead. The plot was a little formulaic, i.e. the typical Everyone Dies One By One™ motif, but that did not stop me from enjoying the film. If you like scary movies that have excellent gore effects and legitimate frights, then Evil Dead is definitely a film you should check out.

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