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Movie Review – Evil Dead

Evil DeadEvil Dead is the most shocking, violent and bloody horror film I’ve ever seen. This 2013 reboot of the classic film franchise was produced by the original team behind the 1981 cult classic. I can’t compare Evil Dead to its predecessors because I don’t recall seeing any of them from start to finish, which is shocking since I’m an ardent fan of horror movies. Nonetheless, I can tell you with great confidence that this movie is only meant to be seen by those who don’t mind a lot of gore. If you have a weak stomach, steer clear of this one. However, if you’re game, what you’ll find here is a gritty horror film with excellent acting, terrific cinematography and a compelling narrative. I also enjoyed Evil Dead’s score. Whether it was a tender moment or an adrenaline-infused showdown, the music elevated the visuals and amplified the emotion in every scene. For horror fans with a strong stomach, I can’t recommend Evil Dead enough. It’s one of the most disturbing films I’ve ever seen, and also one of the most satisfying.

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5 thoughts on “Movie Review – Evil Dead

  1. Spot on, Michael! I had a blast with this film. It was insanely over the top but still felt very grounded in the machinations of the genre. It did so without feeling cheesy, trite and boring. That score was killer, too! I liked it. I loved the very fast and loud texture of the movie along with the actors who were appropriately talented. You are so right, though, it isn’t for those with weak stomachs. Good post, buddy!

  2. Good review Michael. I will only go so far as to say that this was so shrug-inducing that it is no wonder why Sam Raimi gave it his seal of approval.

  3. I have seen a the original Evil Dead plus Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.
    Completely agree about the blood and gore. I knew there would be shocking moments. The original was terrifying when I first saw it. This was more disgusting and watching with all the blood was tough at times.

    • Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on the film, Laura. Are you a big horror movie fan? My favorite franchise is A Nightmare on Elm Street (minus the remake), and my favorite horror film is Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. How about you?

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