Evil meh

OUT NOW! The remake of Sam Raimi’s original film EVIL DEAD falls by the wayside of its predecessor, leaving us thinking, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Humour takes a back seat as bodily fluids pour by the gallon in this passable re-work of Sam Raimi’s shocker classic. A young lady attempts a rehab weekend in the woods; when an evil incantation is muttered a demon rises from beneath and proceeds to swallow everyone’s souls in increasingly grotesque fashion. Fans of Raimi’s version are given the odd “groovy” wink, but there’s little else here to compare with the mischief and chaos of the original.

Evil Dead | Directed by Fede Alvarez (USA 2013) with Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez. Starts May 16

Originally published in issue #116, May 2013