"Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival."
I have good news for you! In six months time, if you can't find the "Evil Dead" remake/sequel (requel?) in Wal-mart's bargain bin then you'll easily be able to pick up a copy from your local pawn shop. Trust me, there will be thousands of "Evil Dead" DVDs sitting proudly alongside all the "Saw" sequels, Platinum Dunes remakes, "Masters of Horror" episodes, the After Dark Horrorfest collection, and the budget Echo Bridge multipacks.
Even though there are many people in the "Uuuuh" generation who will buy "Evil Dead" on DVD and Blu-ray for the full price, you can be sure that the majority of them will kick it to the kerb just as quickly once they actually see it again. This "Evil Dead" isn't going to go into anyone's top 100 or even their top 1000 list unless they have something severely wrong with them.
|"Has anyone seen my dentures?"|
Starring another bunch of TV non-actors who you've probably never heard of (Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore), "Evil Dead" has brought horror full circle for the "hobby horror" brigade who claim Sam Raimi's original "The Evil Dead" as the inspiration for their own half-arsed handycam masterpieces. You have to laugh, you really do.
If the "Evil Dead" remake is the pinnacle of everything these so-called "indie" filmmakers would like to achieve, it makes me glad that I was born in a time when we had real horror movies instead of this slew of shit. It also makes me glad that I have less years ahead of me than behind me so that I won't have to suffer many more of them. RIP Roger Ebert, by the way. He was lucky to escape when he did.
Rather than write yet another boring review telling you all about the lack of characterisation, the plot holes, the poorly written and delivered dialogue, terrible acting, hard to see "quick cut" action scenes, the homages, tropes, and all the "excessive gore" which didn't even begin to redress the balance, I'm going to do something completely different this time. I'm going to repost my Twitter timeline from when I watched "Evil Dead" with a huge audience of only two other people in the movie theatre.
Do not read any further if you want to watch "Evil Dead" on your own.
|He clearly loves tofu and drives a Prius.|
Here are my Tweets in the correct chronological order. Timings are only approximate since I was trying to watch a shitty movie at the same time.
There's a little bit too much "vocal fry" in the new Evil Dead for my liking. #mushmouths #valleygirls #horrible #evildead
Jessica Lucas = vocal fry to the max
Jane Levy = mumble, mumble, mumble
No dialogue coach was available for Evil Dead obviously. #evildead
I wonder how long it will be until the characters start saying "super" instead of "very". Hating it already. #evildead
13 minutes into Evil Dead... BORED BORED BORED BORED BORED. #evildead
NO! Not dead cats hanging in the basement! I'm done here. :( #evildead
"youshudnttavetouchedanyfingfromdatbassment" - mumble, mumble, mumble #evildead
The Book of the Dead looks like a 5 year old made it... or if I drew the pictures... lol... This is crap. #evildead
20 minutes into Evil Dead... is this 90210? LOL The soap opera drama... #evildead
22 minutes in... "Evil Dead" POV through the trees and a big scary monster.... bored.
22 minutes into the Evil Dead. Why does this bitch makes so much noise? Grunt, gasp, grunt, gasp... SHUT UP! #evildead
23 minutes... and now she's shrieking too... cliché after cliché... :( #evildead
24 minutes into Evil Dead... TREE RAPE... pussified toned-down tree rape. I wanted to see it going in and out! Utter crap. #evildead
At least the black girl has stopped that vocal fry shit. She did enough to have her own chip shop earlier. #evildead
Couldn't they find any pretty actresses to be in this film? #evildead
Dead dog 29 minutes in. Good. I hate dogs. Still boring as shit. #evildead
"Everything's been getting worse every second"... Yup. This film is shit dipped in shit and sprinkled with shit croutons. #evildead
33 minutes in... Gayest shotgun blast ever! #evildead
"You're all going to die tonight." Try that again with some emotion, please. #evildead
Blood vomiting. Lame. #evildead
"I'm scared that what happened to Mia has something to do with the fucking witchcraft in the basement." Aw, scared little beardy puss.
R-rating achieved through swearing! #evildead
36 minutes in... exploding mirror trope... #evildead
37 minutes in... Olivia pisses her pants. She's the only one who will over this film. Sucks. #evildead
Converse product placement. Overpriced plimsoles. #evildead
The pacing is all out. No tension whatsoever. Bit like the original really. #evildead
40 minutes in... frenzied, quick cut stabbing scene, hard to see who is doing what to who. Horror is dead. #evildead
Beardie little pussy just grew some balls and killed Olivia with a broken bit of toilet... now he'll be all PTSD about it. #evildead
42 minutes in... duct tape on stab wounds doesn't actually work. Just so you know. You need superglue. #evildead
"I released something evil, Dave, I released something evil." Yeah, stutteryguts, keep repeating yourself some more. Dialogue. #evildead
If he says, "My mind is going, Dave, I can feel it!", I am walking out. #evildead
Natalie is kinda hot. Nice hair. #evildead
"I can smell your filthy soul." Yeah, right, there's no soul in this film at all. Soulless crap. #evildead
I don't care about any of the characters. At all. #evildead
Quick cut locking and chaining the cellar... oh my God... please end! #evildead
Did this movie only get an R rating for saying "Fuck" a lot? #evildead
Beardie weirdie is now William Shatner... "This book... iswrittenin... some... ancientalphabet..." #evildead
Don't waste your money on this film. I think there's something wrong with people who have been praising it.
48 minutes in... EXPOSITION... yeah, we know the story. This is the second remake and 4th Evil Dead film after all. #evildead
49 minutes. Nice blonde gash. LOL #evildead
Yeah, right. Blame the dead cat in the basement for all the problems with the evil dead. LOL #evildead
Cutting her arm off with an electric carving knife.... hmmm, "I Drink Your Blood" (1970) much? Rip-off! #evildead
LMFAO MOAR DUCT TAPE! #evildead
Yeah, nailguns don't actually fire nails like bullets. EPIC FAIL! 54 minutes in... #evildead
I'm glad that they are pulling the nails out. Those big six inch nails are too expensive to waste. #evildead
Beardie got beaten to death with a tire-iron/crate-opener thingy. Kewl... if you're 12. #evildead
57 minutes... "David, my face hurts..." Yeah, it's killing me too. Die already, you one-armed freak! #evildead
58 minutes... "I'm going to do what I'm going do... I'm going to do what I'm going to do...okay?" Do it! We heard you the 1st time. #evildead
I wonder what David's going to do...? I'm sure he's gonna do what he's gonna do though. Poor excuse for Ash. #evildead
Had to have a Zippo lighter, didn't he? Do you know how expensive those are? You don't throw them away like a Clipper! #evildead
I am watching "Evil Dead" the remake. 59 minutes in... please end... please end... please end this shit. #evildead
Is she singing a Justin Bieber song???? "Baby... baby..." NO!!!!! #evildead
"I can't do this... I can't do this...." Repeating every line twice is getting annoying. Repeating every line twice is... #evildead
60 minutes in... that's an hour... the ARISTEIA... arming scene for you plebs... Toolshed! Chainsaw! Groovy! NOT! #evildead
1:03 Water scene in cellar is watery. BORED. #evildead
Is Beardie dead now? Good. Dirty hippie. #evildead
1:06 Mumbling even worse with a plastic bag on her head. Mumble, mumble, mumble... bitch. #evildead
"Your mama sucks... " Wait! Haven't I heard all this before in "The Exorcist"? #evildead
"Stop it... I'm begging you." Who says that? Really? Really? And with no emotion or any act of begging to accompany it. LOL #evildead SUCKS
Adrenalin to the heart and de-fibrillation doesn't work on corpses, you know. FAIL #evildead
"You're at peace... you're at peace now." And you couldn't even say that in just one try? #evildead
Buried her... dug her up... buried her again... MAKE UP YOUR MIND! #evildead
1:11 Dirty hippie came back! Predictable. #evildead
"Go!" "I'm not going anywhere. I'm not going to go anywhere." GAH! Double-line padding AGAIN! #evildead
1:13 Did they really just turn Mia into a final girl? Are you fucking kidding me? #evildead
Bound to be a twist now she's found Linda's magnifying glass pendant thingy wotsit. #evildead
1:14 End of Carrie-style jump scare. Fell flat. #evildead
It's raining blood... Hallelujah... It's raining blood... #evildead
Hellraiser music? #evildead
1:15 Blair Witch shot from poster art. And they really have made her the final girl. :( #evildead
Yeah, right, girls know how to use chainsaws. LOL LOL LOL Would be more believable with a spoon. #evildead
1:16 Paul Daniels used to do the sabres in a box magic trick too. LOL #evildead
LOL Superhuman evil dead HULKS out, throws car! LOL #evildead
1:18 Okay, so cutting her own hand off was nice. She could've just waited for the Evil Dead demon to get closer though. Stupid. #evildead
"I'll... feast... on.. your... soul..." "Feast on this, motherfucker!" Samuel L. Jackson strikes again. #evildead
1:19 Chainsaw thing quite gory... BUT I've seen worse (or better as the case may be). OTT like Tarantino. :( #evildead
1:20 Please end... please end... please end... please end... please end... please end... please end... please end... please end... #evildead
1:22 THANK YOU, JESUS! it's over! Time for a piss. I couldn't care less about anything after the credits. Seen it all before. #evildead
|Kilroy was here.|
Yeah, I think my Tweets sum up everything I need to say about "Evil Dead". Unlike the actors in this movie, I'm not going to repeat myself. I'll never watch it again either.
"The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience", my arse! More like 17 million dollars spent on marketing minus $100,000 spent on an instantly forgettable movie without a single scare. I've seen out-of-date food rotting in my fridge that's more horrific.
The "Evil Dead" remake is the last ironically named six inch nail in the coffin of the horror genre.
Horror is dead. RIP horror.