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Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Horror Genre Perfection - and a damn good reboot of a great trilogy.
Horror Genre perfection.
Much like Evil Dead 2 - this takes the original idea and reworks it in an original way. A completely solid and well written horror movie that gets under your skin like horror should. Real horror fans will not be disappointed. Fans of the original have no reason to dislike this film if they truly enjoy good solid horror.
Critics should be educated on the difference between the Horror Genre and the Thriller Genre. A horror movie not scaring you isn't a valid criticism. Neither are complaints about gore. Horror movies aren't supposed to scare you. They are supposed to horrify you. They play on your primal fears and cause negative emotions to arise as a result. Being scared has nothing to do with how good a horror movie is.
Incidentally I think that is why horror movies get such terrible reviews from critics. A fundamental misunderstanding of the genre. The belief that they are supposed to feel frightened - so when instead they feel revolted by the gore or implications of a scene they react negatively to it.
This was genuinely the best pure horror movie to be released in mainstream cinemas in the last decade.
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