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.
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After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
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
Out of all the remakes of classic 80's horror in recent times, this was the one that I was most looking forward to and was literally shaking in my seat in the cinema when the film started. Being a massive fan of the original Evil Dead trilogy and having seen the '81 version more than 100 times (yeah, really) the trailer for this one sucked me in right away and seemed to be the one remake that they were going to get right. How then did they get it so wrong? As you can see in the trailer and read in the other reviews, the effects are spot on, the productions values are high and all-in-all it is a good looking movie.
Enough good things said about ED2013. The acting was terrible, there was no character development (the characters were woeful anyway), etc, etc. But worst of all, it just wasn't scary! Where's the horror guys? I would imagine that the bulk of people seeing this film are fans of the original and therefore would be, like myself, in their 40's. We expect more than high-tech blood n guts in a horror film these days, where's the fright-factor? And the possessed were all-so-lame! The voices and character animation in the original rocked and set the standard for hardcore demonic possession in modern horror. You would not be stealing if you had copied this trait, it would have been appreciated, even expected!
The negatives far outweigh the positives and make this just another junk teeny horror. It's a crime that such great films like Texas Chainsaw, The Omen, NIghtmare on Elm Street, Halloween and now Evil Dead have been allowed to be slapped together in these pathetic re- hashes. There is so much great horror fiction out there, how about reading some books and getting some fresh ideas if you have none of your own? Yet another sad day for horror...
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