Review | Evil Dead

Evil Dead is a re-make of the 1981 film and is described as "the most terrifying film you will ever experience". It follows five friends' stay at a cabin in the forest, where they unwittingly summon demons which posses the group one by one. They each must fight to survive through the night and banish the demons once and for all.

This certainly wasn't the most terrifying film I have ever experienced - there were barely any moments that made me jump and I definitely wasn't ready to run screaming from the cinema! For me, it was just too stupid. I know a lot of people like horror films that are a bit outrageous and silly at times but those are just not my kind of films at all. I'm not big on gore either, which was prevalent in this film. The plot was a bit too ridiculous and the points where the movie tried to be more serious were ruined by the absurdity of the other parts.

There was more of an underlying story about the relationship between the two siblings in the group and the tension that had been established between them due to the brother being absent while their mother was dying. This was actually quite a good story, but like I said, the effect was lost a little because of the silliness of the rest of the film.

I felt that the ending dragged on quite a bit, and seemed a little bit out of place at points. By the last twenty minutes I was just really wanting it to end.

In terms of positives, the suspense was done quite well and the special effects were good and fairly realistic. Adam really liked the film so perhaps it just wasn't for me.

If you prefer your horrors to be clever, well-thought out and keeping you on edge throughout, you probably won't like this film. But if you just want a film that you don't have to concentrate on too much and you don't mind a large dose of silliness, you should give it a go. If you liked the original, you will like this, so if that's your kind of thing you should definitely go see it!


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