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.
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
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
While the theatrical release was uncut, the German DVD release was cut by ca. 1 minute to to keep its "Not under 18" rating from the FSK. The uncut version was released with a SPIO/JK approval (resulting in various sale restrictions). See more »
The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience? Uh, no, that would be "The Shining!" Not this "Evil Dead" remake!
Creating the atmosphere of horror is what made "The Shining" great. Same goes for my other two favorite horror films, "The Thing" (1982) and "Psycho." Here, you get lots of close-ups of limbs being torn off, etc. But, there is only some of the atmosphere-creating at the beginning you would have needed to make this work.
Terra-gallons of gore for 90 minutes is what you get here. This unnecessary-as-usual remake has almost none of the fun and camp of the original series. There are a few brief moments of inspired humor, but that's it. This is basically pack-as-much-gore-in-as-you-can filmmaking.
Going up against Sam Raimi's original was either gutsy or misguided. I would go with misguided! Although, the original films still very much exist, so we can always see them again. I would recommend that a thousand times over wasting your time or money on this!
The few good parts were the pre-title sequence, punctuated by the title card thundering onto the screen, and a special appearance after the End Credits! Behind the camera, the film score by Roque Baños is the only inspired part.
You know you don't like a movie when it ticks you off the more you think about it! And, since it was an advanced screening, I didn't even have to pay to see the stupid thing!
**** (4 Out of 10 Stars)
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