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Plot: Two sisters find an ancient vinyl that gives birth to bloodthirsty demons that run amok in a Los Angeles apartment building and thrusts them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.
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Evil Dead Rise Gives Series Fans A Fresh Take And Plenty Of Gore
Usually when a film series is embarking on a fifth outing the challenges
of keeping things fresh and original yet being new and creative can be a
Horror series ranging from “Halloween” to “Friday the 13th”, “SAW”, and
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” all faced issues with moving the series along
yet trying to stay true to the original film that inspired them and in
every case; failing to fully capture what made the original film a hit.
“Evil Dead Rise” is not only the latest entry into the series but a bold
take on the cinematic series as it abandons the remote cabin setting of
the first two films and the reboot in favor of an urban setting.
The film does open in a remote lakeside locale before jumping a day
earlier to California where estranged sisters Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland)
and Beth (Lilly Sullivan) reunite. Beth has been working as a guitar
technician and bristles that her sister refers to her as a groupie.
Ellie is raising three children after their father left and informs her
sister that the building they are living in is scheduled to be demolished
so they will have to move soon which is a shock to Beth as she has learned
that she is pregnant and is trying to figure out her life all the while
seeing what she thought would be a source of stability for her upended.
The arrival of an earthquake allows access to a hidden area in the parking
garage of their building and since the locale was a former bank; the kids
soon find a hidden book and records which the only son Danny (Morgan
Davies) hopes he can sell despite his sister Bridget (Gabrielle Echols)
admonishing him constantly to leave it alone and return it to where it was
The book turns out to be a Necronomicon or “Book of the Dead” and as fans
of the series know; nothing good ever comes from one and thanks to playing
old records left by a Priest describing his thoughts on the book; a
summoning incantation is read and this causes Ellie to become possessed
and unleash grotesque carnage and terror on her family.
What follows is a gory and at times intense game of cat and mouse
punctuated by moments of levity as the demonic infestation knows no end.
The film has the over-the top- gore that is expected of the series and the
makeup and effects are very effective. Writer? Director Lee Cronin has done
a great job capturing the tone of the series while moving it forward as he
cleverly incorporates lines and nods to the series without making them
Some may find the excess of blood too much but the series has always been
known for taking things to the extreme as the blend of horror and comedic
parody is what made the original film such a success.
In the end “Evil Dead Rise” does enough to keep fans of the series happy
and hopefully, we will be seeing a new entry in the series in the future.
3.5 stars out of 5
If you are expecting an Evil Dead movie… well, I guess it depends on what generation you’re from. If you are expecting Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, the films of the unholy trilogy… you are going to be gravely disappointed. This isn’t Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead.
This is, well, this is the Conjuring just like almost every other Horror movie past 2014.
It doesn’t really breathe “new life” into the franchise, instead it takes the Evil Dead and breathes the PG-13 Neo-Horror Movie breathe into a franchise that used to be a heck of a lot of campy immature fun.
Here you get the same as everything else.
Exactly what it claims to be – gory, constantly hard-hitting and devoid of any fancy storyline
I just saw the film in a preview screening in London which featured a Q&A from director Lee Cronin.
I had high hopes for this movie given it’s current 8.1 rating on IMDb and 96% on rotten tomatoes (albeit with only 26 reviews), and especially because I actually really liked the 2013 remake (which was not the best received by fans and critics alike). I would say that generally, it didn’t disappoint, but it certainly didn’t smash it out of the park for me either.
* Gory, gory, gory. Wow. A gorefest, but somehow not overdone. It features a few massive gore moments that are memorable.
* Modern day special FX make Sam Raimi from the 1980s sad he was stuck with playdoh and experimental techniques. The characters all look damn scary.
* Acting was generally good. Nothing groundbreaking but Alyssa Campbell was fantastic (both when normal and, especially, when possessed
* Sufficiently different from the original Evil Dead that it felt fresh and wasn’t boring.
* Considering all of the Evil Deads were in a cabin in the woods, this felt like a tough ask to feature the entire film in an apartment block. But the new world that was created was dark and gloomy, and certainly fit the bill.
* It’s not an earth shatteringly different movie to ones you may have seen, meaning it’s not going to “blow you away”. It very much sticks to its lane paying respect to the Evil Dead and even the remake in some parts.
* It is pretty predictable, which can be forgiven by the fact that it’s more of a slasher than any psychologically disturbing film (I’d say the 2013 remake was more psychologically disturbing).
* You probably do need to see the original Evil Dead or at least the 2013 remake for a lot of things to make sense (such as how the characters can ‘transfer’ the demonic spirit), although it’s not mandatory.
I think in many ways this reminds me of M3Gan – it’s not trying to be a groundbreaking film and reinvent the wheel, it’s just testing a moderately new spin on an old Horror trope that doesn’t claim to be pretentious. It tries to be something a bit fresh yet familiar, and to that end it succeeds like M3Gan generally did. It’s using a cult Horror classic in The Evil Dead (with its classic plot devices and iconic scenes) and reimagining it with a new location, new characters, and a sxxxload of modern day special FX, so it’s never going to get the critical acclaim of the original nor get any brownie points for raw originality – and that’s ok! What is lacking in originality or a riveting storyline is made up for in gore and in-your-face moments.
In the Q&A Cronin said that even if you didn’t like the film, you certainly weren’t bored. I would have to agree with that and say that this film definitely will not bore. It will make you squirm in your seat at some of the attacks/kills and it may make you laugh occasionally too. I’d give it a 7.5, which rounds up to an 8 on IMDb for me.
Over a week out from the proper release of this film, my guess is that it does very well. It will settle around a 7.1/7.2 on IMDb, and gross around $200m (and, in the process, gross out a few people!)
An insult to an overdone franchise
I am not a huge Evil Dead fan, but I liked the first two movies when I was a kid. The charm of these movies was the low budget and almost home recording like feeling, as well as the dark comedy that was always present behind the creepy atmosphere. That said, I had super low expectations on this “sequel” – and yet I was shocked when it was finished. Shocked as in “this could quite possibly be the worst movie I have ever seen in a theatre – or anywhere”. It feels like a big budget movie made for the restless and self absorbed selfie generation. A long carneval of “scare” scenes drenched in cgi, adding nothing new to the table of cheap scare horror films. Don’t get me started on the acting and the dialogue. Dear oh dear. If this movie will remain a 7.5+ rating movie over time, I am not sure I want to be a part of the future ahead.
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Director Lee Cronin
Writer Lee Cronin
Actors Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies
Country New Zealand, United States, Ireland
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