A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
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
I was excited to watch The Evil Dead remake after finally having seen the original trilogy. I thought this film was okay, but the main problem I have with the remake is that it didn't really scare me. There are lots of gore and bloody scenes, but I just couldn't feel the same atmosphere from the original Evil Dead here. The use of practical effects was a nice alternative to the CGI dominance these days and I'm all for that. There are a few gross moments that seem realistic and I think they wouldn't look as good by using CGI. The acting was actually all right and I found it more believable and not annoying like some of the characters were in the first two films. Another positive aspect I can say is that director Fede Alvarez does a nice homage to the franchise by recreating the same location and elements from it. He also adds a few interesting twists to the story and some scenes look visually impressive. Nevertheless, I just didn't find the movie effective in giving me the scares so that's a major problem, being a horror film.
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