Haters be damned because the remake of The Evil Dead has once again topped the DVD and Blu-Ray rental charts according to Rentrak. For the second week in a row Evil Dead was #2 proving that not only is horror not dead but that not all horror remakes are made equal.
The only thing that is debated harder then whether Evil Dead (2013) is a good remake is whether or not it is actually a remake. For me it will always be a remake because regardless of what anyone says it was done before and although it offers a unique script is still a borrowed idea and nothing tops the original.
DarkwingMantis one of our newest writers actually makes a solid argument that Evil Dead (2013 ) is in fact a sequel not a remake and you can read his take here; 5 Reasons Evil Dead (2013) is actually a Sequel to the Original
When it was first announced that The Evil Dead was getting the remake treatment and that Bruce Campbell would not be back as Ash I literally threw a 3 year olds temper tantrum. That said once the final product landed it was clear that although this was not the Evil Dead it was still a solid horror movie and one of the best modern horror movies on record.
In a sea of medicore horror movie cash in’s Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead under the guidance of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi is a nearly flawless modern horror movie experience. With any luck this movie will help to push along a potential cross over movie starring Bruce Campbell or better yet an Army of Darkness 2!
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell who both executive produced the film were right when they told us to relax the movie will kick ass because it did. My question for you is did you see it? Did you like it? Or are you just not willing to support it. Vote below.
In related reading Joe Humphrey one of our writers did up a great write up comparing the Original Evil Dead to Evil Dead 2013 which is a worthy read for fans of the original or the new one.