Friday Flick: Evil Dead

EvilDeadOfficial Description: A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?

Unofficial Description: I realized recently that I’ve been watching a lot of horror movies.  I don’t know why.  I don’t think I’ve done a review of this one yet.  (It feels like I have, but I can’t find is, so…)

This one was better than I thought it would be.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the original flick.  I tend to rewatch Army of Darkness now and then, but not Evil Dead or Devil Dead 2.  Still, this felt true to the flavor of the original without stepping on it.  Which reminds me – the incessant need of Hollywood to reboot and retread common ground is getting annoying.  In horror, at least, they do things slightly different.  Which is why Evil Dead didn’t feel like a reboot.

If you don’t like gore, this is not the movie for you.

If, however, you are a fan of old school gore and blood horror from the 70’s and 80’s, you will love this one.