I do not care who says it’s a good idea, remaking Evil Dead is just outright wrong even if Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi are on board as producers. Those of you who know a thing or two about horror should now be screaming at your monitor saying, ‘hey dipshit they remade it already it’s called Evil Dead 2’.
Good point but that is exactly my point. The Evil Dead remake does not have Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead 2 did. An Evil Dead without Bruce Campbell is not Evil Dead… PERIOD.
The new Evil Dead remake is a contemporary telling of the original story which is a nice way of saying it has nothing to do with the original other than the name. Adding more insult to injury there is no Ash character which is just outright ridiculous to this die hard fan.
Bruce Campbell has already seen the movie and told DigitalSpy in a recent interview that he knows full well that the remake has pissed off his fans but that doesn’t change the fact he thinks it’s a better film. He told DigitalSpy;
“We’re really excited and really behind it, [but] it’s going to take a bit to get the Evil Dead fans behind it. We know we’ve pissed a lot of them off. We appreciate that and we appreciate their anger and their zeal, but the only thing we want to impress upon them is that we didn’t screw it up. This is going to be just as memorable as [the original] Evil Dead without being the same movie.
“You don’t want to remake something shot-for-shot. I can’t believe they remade Psycho – what the hell kind of a waste of celluloid is that? It’s a creative medium.
“The nice thing is the film looks beautiful. The effects are 10 times better than we ever had access to and the actors are all better than we were in 1979. Though granted Sam Raimi is a mad genius, so we got a crazy result like Evil Dead out of this amateur enthusiasm sort of thing.”
Do you support the Evil Dead Remake? Will you go see it or like me do you think it is a) complete sacriledge and b) a contemporary story has already been done by Joss Whedon with Cabin in the Woods