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Evil Dead (remake) Spring 2013

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Red Band Trailer NSFW.
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Red Band Trailer NSFW.

Pretty cool! wink.gif ...the joy of working alone in a studio! tongue.gif
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Well now its closer to release. Woot.
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Second trailer for the feelgood movie of the year biggrin.gif



Edited by Morpheo - 1/28/13 at 3:58pm
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I haven't been following this, but what exactly is supposed to be appealing about this film? It looks to lack the comedic elements of the original, nor does it seem like it could offer any genuine scares. It appears to be yet another by the book (stupid pun intended) gratuitous gore flick. Scheiße!
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I haven't been following this, but what exactly is supposed to be appealing about this film? It looks to lack the comedic elements of the original, nor does it seem like it could offer any genuine scares. It appears to be yet another by the book (stupid pun intended) gratuitous gore flick. Scheiße!
The point is to make money and entertain horror fans.
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I haven't been following this, but what exactly is supposed to be appealing about this film? It looks to lack the comedic elements of the original,

There are people (like me) who hate horror comedies. The comedic elements nullify the scary ones. For example the latest Raimi horror effort, Drag Me To Hell, seemed simply ridiculous to me and left me completely cold. I like "serious" horror so I'm looking forward to this film. As for the genuine scares, I'm sure there's a few good moments in store... smile.gif
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There are people (like me) who hate horror comedies. The comedic elements nullify the scary ones. For example the latest Raimi horror effort, Drag Me To Hell, seemed simply ridiculous to me and left me completely cold. I like "serious" horror so I'm looking forward to this film. As for the genuine scares, I'm sure there's a few good moments in store... smile.gif

That makes sense. I think Raimi's Drag Me to Hell is a masterpiece.

As far as serious horror films go, it pretty much seems that the only ones that can effectively creep me out are low-budget fare in the vein of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The Descent.
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That makes sense. I think Raimi's Drag Me to Hell is a masterpiece.

As far as serious horror films go, it pretty much seems that the only ones that can effectively creep me out are low-budget fare in the vein of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The Descent.

+1

Can't wait for this. No CGI and NC-17? The only way it could be better is if Mary Elizabeth Winstead or Amber Heard were in it. Or both! biggrin.gif
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+1

Can't wait for this. No CGI and NC-17? The only way it could be better is if Mary Elizabeth Winstead or Amber Heard were in it. Or both! biggrin.gif

Evil Dead was NC-17 but it will actually be an R...
post #11 of 78
meh... looks like every other 2008-2013 horror flick.

On another note Hollywood is sure putting out ALOT of reboots lately.

Are they running out of ideas?
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meh... looks like every other 2008-2013 horror flick.

98% of 2008-2013 horror are PG-13 so no it doesn't look the same wink.gif
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meh... looks like every other 2008-2013 horror flick.

On another note Hollywood is sure putting out ALOT of reboots lately.

Are they running out of ideas?
They ran out a few years ago and have been running on fumes from 25 year old achievements rebooted and poorly translated original foreign language horror.
post #14 of 78
The movie reboots are just the graphics card getting replaced in The Matrix.
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Also keep in mind this movie has no CGI which makes it a must see IMHO. If only to pay respect for a craft and art that is missing in many modern films.
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Also keep in mind this movie has no CGI which makes it a must see IMHO. If only to pay respect for a craft and art that is missing in many modern films.
Very much agree! Even if there is not a lot of original direction/creation with the same story being told again, major props for not making it a complete FAIL with CGI (which I hate in horror films).
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Some reviews popping up from the SXSW premier, here is one from BD:
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Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead is most certainly a remake done right. It takes elements from one of horror’s favorite franchises and reinterprets them in the most extreme manner possible for a studio film. It’s very much an attempt to recreate the intended effect of the original for 2013 audiences and, in that regard, it’s almost entirely successful. Built from the ground up like some perverse mainstream blockbuster, it might very well be the first “event film” aimed squarely at the heart of those who’ve been craving blood for all these years.

After the rapturous reception at tonight’s premiere, I was a little surprised to see some reactions on my way home that took the film to task for being “fan service.” Of course it’s fan service. 100% percent. In many ways, the 1981 original was fan service as well – the product of a bunch of young horror nuts whose debut film was a love letter to the genre itself. Of course the difference here is that the remake is a love letter to a pre-existing franchise, but it never falters in its giddy exploration of that world. The Evil Dead movies have always been about fun – a bloody sandbox in which characters are tormented in relentlessly inventive ways. I’ve never found a lot of higher meaning in the franchise, so I’m not sure what some of these folks were expecting to find here.

Evil Dead isn’t perfect. After an intense opening, the film struggles to find the right balance of pathos and humor as it introduces its main characters. These kids aren’t headed out to a cabin in the woods to smoke weed and get laid, they’re trying to help their friend Mia [Jane Levy] detox from heroin. At this point the movie can’t quite decide if these characters are stock or unique, and in trying to have it both ways a few of the exchanges fall flat. I admire the fact that the Alvarez and co-screenwriter Rodo Sayagues [along with Diablo Cody] are reaching for something interesting here, but one of the things they sacrifice in their ambition is the summery ensemble chemistry that so many of these films benefit from. Levy and Lou Taylor Pucci are consistently great throughout, but it takes about 20 minutes for the other three characters to warm up.

And that’s pretty much the end of the film’s problems. After things kick into high gear Evil Dead becomes absolutely unstoppable. If you’ve seen the trailers, this is exactly the movie they’ve been selling all along – and somehow it still manages to surprise. For one, it’s even gorier than you’re expecting. I seriously don’t have a clue as to how they wrangled an “R” rating here. Blood, pus, bone fragments, limbs and brains are flung around with playful abundance and the result is both punishing and exhilarating.

Even better is the film’s sense of escalation. There were literally moments where I felt like I was flying with joy. I’m obviously the target audience for something like this, but it’s been a long time since I got a charge so perfectly pitched between catharsis and repulsion. Stripped away from any sense of moral obligation, the violence and cruelty of Evil Dead is intriguingly warm hearted and comforting, probably because it stems from the film’s overriding need to please you. This film doesn’t condemn its audience, it exalts it – and as a result it’s able to achieve a sustained symphony of carnage that energizes rather than exhausts. By the time the film hits its climax – during which the sky literally rains blood for the entirety of the final battle – I was sort of wishing it would never end.

It’s also something you should see in a theater. While I’m sure I’ll get a lot of replay out of the eventual Blu-ray release, this is something you need to experience with your fellow horror comrades. You’re going to want to share this. You’re going to want to hear your friends laugh, scream and utterly lose themselves. This is your Avengers, this is your Avatar, this is whatever you’ve been wanting a “big” horror movie to be for over a decade. Not a perfect movie, but a near perfect experience.

Evil Dead is a f*cking blast.
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^^^^ the first thing I saw was the last sentence. wink.gif Then I read the rest... Can't wait!!!!
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Please don't suck!

Putting in for a vacation day on 4/5 so I can see it with the rest of the midnight maniacs.
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Review is up on CHUD:

Relentless, nearly overwhelming carnage and ferocious filmmaking: two great tastes that taste great together.

http://www.chud.com/127977/review-evil-dead-sxsw/

4 out of 5 stars
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Review is up on CHUD:

Relentless, nearly overwhelming carnage and ferocious filmmaking: two great tastes that taste great together.

http://www.chud.com/127977/review-evil-dead-sxsw/

4 out of 5 stars
Now we're cook'n with peanut oil. yeaahaw
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Now we're cook'n with peanut oil. yeaahaw

lol .......ooooh this one's gonna be great!
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

There are people (like me) who hate horror comedies. The comedic elements nullify the scary ones. For example the latest Raimi horror effort, Drag Me To Hell, seemed simply ridiculous to me and left me completely cold. I like "serious" horror so I'm looking forward to this film. As for the genuine scares, I'm sure there's a few good moments in store... smile.gif

I'm completely with you here Morpheo. I don't really dig horror comedies (Drag Me To Hell sucked IMO) which is why I haven't spent a second into researching this remake. Considering that I wasn't a big fan of the original, I just assumed I would be skipping over this one........that was until I finally checked out the red band trailer last night before bed!! cool.gif

Needless to say, this quickly turned into a must-see!
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I'm completely with you here Morpheo. I don't really dig horror comedies (Drag Me To Hell sucked IMO) which is why I haven't spent a second into researching this remake. Considering that I wasn't a big fan of the original, I just assumed I would be skipping over this one........that was until I finally checked out the red band trailer last night before bed!! cool.gif

Needless to say, this quickly turned into a must-see!
I agree....I'll be entering this into our next Oct. Marathon.
BTW, I DO think the original ED was over-rated too.wink.gif
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I'm completely with you here Morpheo. I don't really dig horror comedies (Drag Me To Hell sucked IMO) which is why I haven't spent a second into researching this remake. Considering that I wasn't a big fan of the original, I just assumed I would be skipping over this one........that was until I finally checked out the red band trailer last night before bed!! cool.gif

Needless to say, this quickly turned into a must-see!
An American Werewolf in London is excluded from such a list but I also did not like Drag Me To Hell at all and can not stand that brand of horror. Obviously from the trailer and early reviews this will not be funny biggrin.gif
post #26 of 78
Comic relief is ok by me. It must be done properly as with anything. Most "....of the Dead" movies have a comic element that is part of their charm. Even Star Wars has funny bits that don't detract from the movie. Indiana Jones is a prime example of a "high adventure" movie loaded with comedy.

I try not to get bogged down in that stuff as it sucks my enjoyment out of movies. I plan to see this out of respect for old effects.
post #27 of 78
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE comedy. Probably my 2nd favorite genre (behind horror of course). I just don't like it when they're mixed. There are obviously some exceptions; Cabin in the Woods (probably the best horror/comedy mix I have seen), Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, Behind the Mask...but overall I'm looking to feel creeped out when watching a horror flick and when you're laughing half the time, it completely changes the atmosphere.
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Don't get me wrong, I LOVE comedy. Probably my 2nd favorite genre (behind horror of course). I just don't like it when they're mixed. There are obviously some exceptions; Cabin in the Woods (probably the best horror/comedy mix I have seen), Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, Behind the Mask...but overall I'm looking to feel creeped out when watching a horror flick and when you're laughing half the time, it completely changes the atmosphere.

Understand totally.
post #29 of 78
Evil Dead is the theme tonight on SYFY's Faceoff. Pretty cool show if you aren't watching.

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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

There are people (like me) who hate horror comedies. The comedic elements nullify the scary ones. For example the latest Raimi horror effort, Drag Me To Hell, seemed simply ridiculous to me and left me completely cold. I like "serious" horror so I'm looking forward to this film. As for the genuine scares, I'm sure there's a few good moments in store... smile.gif

I'd rather take horror comedy, over torture porn that isn't scary either. Hostel ruined most mainstream horror, where gore became the means and ends of the entire genre.

And thats coming from a (traditional) zombie movie fan.

Hoping this isn't that.
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