EVIL DEAD (18)
D: Fede Alvarez
Tristar/Ghost House/Film District (Robert Tapert, Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell)
USA 🇺🇸 2013
W: Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues [based on the screenplay by Sam Raimi]
DP: Aaron Morton
Ed: Bryan Shaw
Mus: Roque Baños
Jane Levy (Mia Allen), Shiloh Fernandez (David Allen), Lou Taylor Pucci (Eric), Jessica Lucas (Olivia), Elizabeth Blackmore (Natalie), Jim McLarty (Harold)
There's a few movies made during the 1980's which could have probably done with a modern makeover. Unfortunately, Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead is not one of them. The original film, shot in 1981, may have rudimentary effects and incredibly low budget production values, but the fear factor, horror quotient and suspense still hold up very well, and these are things which cannot be improved merely by throwing money at them.
The plot is practically the same, centring around a group of teenagers who visit a cabin in the woods, discover a book on witchcraft and unleash evil spirits upon themselves, although this version includes backstory for moronic audience members and throws in a subplot about drug addition for absolutely no reason.
The worst thing by far about this is Sam Raimi's involvement as producer. One for the money, at the cost of one's legacy. Poor.