Greetings Faithful Followers,
After a delay of 3 weeks I am finally sitting down and putting my stubby little digits to the keyboard to bring you my review of the 2013 remake of the 1981 classic Sam Rami film The Evil Dead. The Film opens to show a young girl chained to a pillar in a dirt floor basement/cellar, the bodies of numerous small animals are suspended on hooks and chains and a ceremony is being conducted by a snaggletoothed hillbilly voodoo/hoodoo priestess and her equally toothless assistants. The girl chained to the post begins to cry for her mother and is informed by a participating member (her father) that the mother is dead, then shit gets weird what ever demon/spirit/entity that is possessing her decides to chime in with its 2 cents worth (very disconcerting demon voice ala Exorcist). The voodoo mountain woman tells daddy that the only way to save his daughters soul it to light her up, daddy does this by throwing a jar of gasoline on her and flicking his zippo the effect is not what he hoped for as this only elicits a pissy tirade from the demon. Finally in exasperation daddy proceeds to vaporize pumpkins head in a point blank shotgun blast ( very excellent special effects here ).
This opening scene is a departure from the original, from that point on the movie unfolds introducing us to the character of dana (Jane Levy) the failed rehab goer giving it another try at being clean and sober. Her brother Daniel (Shilo Fernandez) and friends eric olivia and natalie ( I guess cubby, corky and annette were busy..LOL) finally rounding out our little group is grandpa the dog (Inca).
All in all I found this to be a very well done homage to rami's 1981 The Evil Dead. I especially liked the touches of having bruce campbell appear in the end credits along with a audio excerpt from the original film.
The plot and storyline of this remake flowed along very nicely and covered all the main points necessary to provide sufficeint comparison to the original. In closing I would highly recommend it to the uninitiated as well as hardcore rami fans and deadites everywhere.
Brother Jack Angry