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Stuart1000 07-04-2013 18:36

Evil Dead (2013)
 
Anyone excited about this?

I'm going to a preview screening tomorrow night and already dreading it.

Delboy219 07-04-2013 18:44

I'm excited!

I'm hoping to drag the gf to see it. I look forward to reading your review.

dmuk 07-04-2013 19:12

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...ight=evil+dead

Might be worth comparing to the initial reactions to the trailer

UltraViolet 07-04-2013 21:48

Make sure you stay until the end credits finish. Worth it.

Yuffie 08-04-2013 12:23

Me and my brother will go see this as soon as we comes out. My gf won't come. Full stop. She hasn't refused any other film. She'll come to Star Trek but not this.

I'm not expecting much in terms of a story and I don't think I'll come out thinking this is a "good" film. But I am expecting it to be ridiculously gorey and for that I can't wait.

RAZORBACK 08-04-2013 21:25

Just got back from a preview screening and have to say that I thought this was a solid horror flick, it moved along at an agreeable pace & pretty much lived up to the promise shown in the trailers.

That said, it would have been better if it could have given me characters I could really care about and it would have been nice had the film makers decided to keep more of the 'best' moments out of the trailers (there were very few surprising moments contained in this movie's running time).

Spoiler

However, & despite the above (minor) criticisms, I still really enjoyed this flick so overall it gets a 7/10 from me...

PaulM1983 08-04-2013 22:30

So. I'm new to the Evil Dead. Yes, yes, I'm a bad movie fan and all that.

I only just caved in and watched the first one about a month ago. I absolutely hated it, and was so bitterly disappointed as I'd actually geared myself up to like it. I then attempted to watch the 2nd one but gave up after about 40 minutes.

However, I really really want to see the new one. I'd be interested to know if it's in the same campy tongue in cheek vein, or have they made a more somber, grisly film. The trailers make it look that way, but you can never really bloody tell nowadays.

GuyCarleyfan 09-04-2013 02:55

I'm so excited to see this movie on my 18th birthday next week, I loved the originals :)

I saw a youtube video of the post credits scene recorded by someone in the cinema (Im guessing in USA). It is a clip of....
Spoiler

GARETH197901 09-04-2013 09:11

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Originally Posted by PaulM1983 (Post 65265344)
So. I'm new to the Evil Dead. Yes, yes, I'm a bad movie fan and all that.

I only just caved in and watched the first one about a month ago. I absolutely hated it, and was so bitterly disappointed as I'd actually geared myself up to like it. I then attempted to watch the 2nd one but gave up after about 40 minutes.

However, I really really want to see the new one. I'd be interested to know if it's in the same campy tongue in cheek vein, or have they made a more somber, grisly film. The trailers make it look that way, but you can never really bloody tell nowadays.

Its the second,there are moments of humour but its definately not tongue in cheek

GARETH197901 09-04-2013 09:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by RAZORBACK (Post 65263583)
Just got back from a preview screening and have to say that I thought this was a solid horror flick, it moved along at an agreeable pace & pretty much lived up to the promise shown in the trailers.

That said, it would have been better if it could have given me characters I could really care about and it would have been nice had the film makers decided to keep more of the 'best' moments out of the trailers (there were very few surprising moments contained in this movie's running time).

Spoiler

However, & despite the above (minor) criticisms, I still really enjoyed this flick so overall it gets a 7/10 from me...

id agree,very solid horror film with the odd flash of humour 7/10

Stuart1000 09-04-2013 13:19

Saw it last night. Wasn't very impressed. Here's my review:

http://stuartdgray.com/2013/04/09/evil-dead/

Justincox 10-04-2013 13:00

I like horror movies. I saw the all parts of this movie. Now, I am really very excited of this part of movie. This movie is based on five friends and they become holed up in a remote cabin.

downtonfan 10-04-2013 13:42

The problem with the original was a lack of money made it look like a student film. Sam Raimi's original idea can flourish with a bigger production behind it.

dmuk 10-04-2013 14:17

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Originally Posted by downtonfan (Post 65295289)
The problem with the original was a lack of money made it look like a student film. Sam Raimi's original idea can flourish with a bigger production behind it.

Just like Star Wars.

I despair.

downtonfan 10-04-2013 16:26

Despair at what?

I'm a fan of the original Evil Deal but the idea can be expanded upon with more money behind it. The pencil in the ankle might not look like it is being jammed into clay now.

GARETH197901 10-04-2013 17:51

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Originally Posted by downtonfan (Post 65297826)
Despair at what?

I'm a fan of the original Evil Deal but the idea can be expanded upon with more money behind it. The pencil in the ankle might not look like it is being jammed into clay now.

its less of a remake and more of a reboot,not everything that was in the original is in the reboot

gouldfather 10-04-2013 17:54

It didn't look very scary from the trailer. I hope to be proved wrong.

brangdon 10-04-2013 21:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaulM1983 (Post 65265344)
However, I really really want to see the new one. I'd be interested to know if it's in the same campy tongue in cheek vein, or have they made a more somber, grisly film.

My understanding is that the first one wasn't intended to be campy or tongue in cheek. It turned out that way mainly through budget limitations - especially for modern viewers. The sequels went for humour deliberately, but the first was serious horror. This remake is using modern budgets and effects to try to redo the original properly, again without deliberate humour.

Achtung 10-04-2013 22:36

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Originally Posted by brangdon (Post 65305009)
My understanding is that the first one wasn't intended to be campy or tongue in cheek. It turned out that way mainly through budget limitations - especially for modern viewers. The sequels went for humour deliberately, but the first was serious horror. This remake is using modern budgets and effects to try to redo the original properly, again without deliberate humour.

That's right. I saw the original on video with a friend when we were about 15 (you could easily get x-rated videos from the video shops back then, they didn't bat an eyelid) and it wasn't funny at all, in fact, we couldn't believe what we were seeing. It was really gross and very scary. Of course now it hasn't dated very well but put these things in their context. I remember my mum telling me how nearly half the cinema were almost cowering on the floor watching Psycho especially when it came to the shower scene as they'd never seen anything like it.

I went to see the second Evil Dead at the cinema a couple of years later in great anticipation and, although it was entertaining, I remember that quite a few people in the cinema felt let down that it wasn't scary enough because it had gone down the humour road.

Probably a lot of the reviews coming in now that show disappointment will be because they want the comedy angle yet they may not realise that the original was intended to shock and scare which it did at the time so they're probably disappointed that the new film isn't like the second. This one, although I haven't seen it yet myself, sounds like it might be a truer sequel to the first or at least in the same vein.

mistygal 12-04-2013 19:10

I watched the original Evil Dead back in 1983 (I think). My Mum and Dad had a video when not many of my friends had one yet. So a crowd of us piled in my living room to watch it. It was good viewing back then. We still all talk about that day now and laugh about it.
You have to remember that early 80's, the nearest we had seen to horror was Hammer House Of Horror. Suddenly video came out and you could watch anything from across the world. Watching classics which scared the hell out of me at the time, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Cannibal Holocaust, I Spit On Your Grave. These were all really shock films and the attention got them banned, making them more famous and wanting to see.
That is what I miss about horror now, as there is nothing more to see. I want to relive that curling up on the sofa, watching between your fingers.
Yes I will be going to see the new Evil Dead but don't expect the same impact on me now as it was back then.

Achtung 12-04-2013 19:27

The Evil Dead 2 is on Film4 tonight at 11.20. :)

Pink Knight 12-04-2013 19:34

As iconic horror films go, off the reactions I've read about its one of the better "remakes".
One to buy cheap, I don't do cinema much anymore.

barneyboy 13-04-2013 15:54

I havent enjoyed many re-makes but this one is actually quite good. It isnt that scary but quite gory.
I liked the small differences that changed (only small) from the original. Id give it a good 7.5/10

Moe's tavern 18-04-2013 14:56

Out today
 
Now depending on what you want from this film will have a bearing on how you react to it.

If you're a fan of the original you should remember this, it's only the same film in story only. Kids go into a cabin in the woods, yadda yadda yadda. In this respect, the film is slickly done, with some truly gory moments.

What it's missing is the charm and humour of the original. This version doesn't do anything for laughs and there's no 'groovy' equivalent of Ash to enjoy. So if you go in expecting any dark laughs, you'll be disappointed.

If you haven't seen the original (then you really should), and a fan of horror, then this one should be up your dark alley.

Review here.

Achtung 18-04-2013 18:07

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Originally Posted by Moe's tavern (Post 65443392)
What it's missing is the charm and humour of the original. This version doesn't do anything for laughs and there's no 'groovy' equivalent of Ash to enjoy.

That wasn't the original, that was Part 2.


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