[SXSW '13 Review] ‘Evil Dead’ Is Amazingly Gory And Fun!

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FilmDistrict and TriStar’s Evil Dead just premiered at SXSW and I had a total blast with it. It’s pretty much exactly the movie you think it is, but it goes further (and gets wetter) than you’re probably expecting.

It’s even gorier than you’re expecting. I seriously don’t have a clue as to how they wrangled an “R” rating here. Blood, pus, bone fragments, limbs and brains are flung around with playful abundance and the result is both punishing and exhilarating… This film doesn’t condemn its audience, it exalts it – and as a result it’s able to achieve a sustained symphony of carnage that energizes rather than exhausts.

Directed by Fede Alvarez, the R-rated remake stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas.

Check out the entire review here!

 
  • sascha henschel

    OK, but why not 5 skulls, if only a few characters need to warm up?
    E.g. Dogsoldiers, Identity, Ringu, Sin City etc. received 5 skulls…
    These are all films with a lot of character problems.

    What do you keep in secret?

    • EvanDickson

      It’s not an exact science, deciding on the skull ratings is hard sometimes and I erred on the conservative side here so as not to overhype. And I didn’t write those other reviews. The upshot is I totally loved most of the movie.

      • sascha henschel

        Ok, I understand.

        My first thought was that there are some more complaints and you don’t want to be the Hiob.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    So glad its positive review, I was afraid I raised my hopes too high. I can’t wait to check it out!

    • BloodyBirthday

      Me too. I’ve been fooled by awesome trailers before. So glad this one lives up to the hype.

  • horrorking95

    Yay! It’s good!!

  • Aaron Emery

    This is really exciting!

  • BloodyBirthday

    I’m going to spontaneously combust with excitement!!

    • BabyJaneHudson

      Haha, I’m feeling the same way!

  • ThunderDragoon

    Expected a 5 skull out of all the praise it’s been getting. Hopefully I’ll like it enough to rate it a 5! :D

  • mav07

    for those who haven’t got there passes to the advance screenings, here’s the link:

    http://EvilDeadScreenings.com/

  • Kwonkicker

    CANNOT WAIT!!!!! THIS will be the year horror dominates!!!

  • GhettoWerewolf

    Man, I’m even more excited than I already was! It kinda sucks that none of my friends are very big horror fans like myself and don’t care anything about it. Looks like I’m going to have to see this by myself, and then come on here to talk about it lol.

  • Joe-Banger

    I hope this film kicks so much ass! The original E D was so weak!

  • flesheater24

    Hey IDK if you guys saw this. But this shit is amazing. ;) They said that evil dead 4 won’t be evil dead 4 but army of darkness 2 http://www.comingsoon.net/news/sxswnews.php?id=101337 So damn awesome.

  • freddy1919

    where can i get early passes