Evil Dead Remake Review

Herner Klenthur

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


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      1. Jeremiah Czarowitz August 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        I for one am a die hard Evil Dead fan but Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi have yet to disappoint me and I am willing to give this remake a shot.

      2. Majestic 12 August 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        if they screw this up I will personally swallow all their souls.

      3. David Duncan August 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        You can’t remake a cult film IMO it was never meant to be a cult film it just is.. A remake will never live up to cult fans expectations. The new cult movie will most likely fail to be a cult on it’s own. My 16 year old daughter loves the Original Evil Dead as well

      4. Jona A August 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

        I’m not happy with the decision to make this reboot/remake but I’m a big fan of Raimi and the Bruce so I’ll stand by and see what happens.

      5. Brian Ratkus August 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        I’m against it, as I am against 90 percent of horror remakes, but I must point out that the Evil Dead 2 is not a remake of the first. Only the first ten minutes are.

      6. chubungie August 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        If Bruce says it’s alright . . . It IS alright!

      7. Jacob Doomhammer Walbridge August 23, 2012 at 4:25 am

        I’ll have to wait and watch it before I make any judgement on it. If it’s good, it’s good. And if it sucks…it sucks.

      8. UltraViolent December 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

        I’ll be watching it with a completely open mind. I think not having Ash as a character will save it because if Ash was there we’d be comparing the new actor with the old Ash. Campbell is after all THE Ashley Williams and there’s no changing that. They even made a movie where people think he IS Ash. I have nothing against remakes and I think there is way too much snobbery in the horror genre when it comes to remakes. While most are complete tripe every director and writer deserves a chance and by shooting down a movie before you see it you’re not a “true horror fan” you’re just a movie snob with a chip on his shoulder. And to clarify, Evil Dead 2 IS a remake not just the first 10 minutes. The amount of threads I’ve seen on this subject is just exhausting.

        • Carcass2000 March 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

          Hell no, this is ridiculous. I’m so tired of studios pawning off these bogus “remakes”. They’re just riding on the coattails of awesome movies or turning great films into franchises. Apparently, we’re so stupid as the movie going public that they can make a bastardized version of a classic, and because it has a name we recognize, we’ll go and see it. On top of that, there’s no Ash. Instead of Bruce Campbell, we get the affeminate douche bag Shiloh Fernandez whose acting resume has such choice productions as “Red Riding Hood” and “Gossip Girl”. Count me out.