View Full Version : Evil Dead... Okay so is it or isn't it???

04-04-2013, 11:45 AM
They are billing this movie as the scariest movie of all time... so lets discuss this movie. Who has already seen the thing, and who's going to see it on Friday and what do you think. This movie could impact some haunts this coming year scene wise, scare wise, if its truly the scariest movie ever made.


damon carson
04-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Im really looking to see it in the next day or so! I dont know about scariest movie ever! But it has the possibilities of it! Remember as we all know they didnt have the budget to make it the scariest when they first made the original. And you probably know Sam Raimi, Rob Tappert, and Bruce Campbell are all involved in this 100%! This is there baby! Im really looking forward to it and hope it goes way beyond the hype!

04-04-2013, 01:03 PM
The visual of the witch pushing up and taunting from beneath the chained trap door has EXCELLENT creep-factor!

Thinking about a heavy wooden crate type version in our little girl room... oh hell, who am I kidding- I'm doing it!

Looking forward to seeing it- loved loved loved the original!

04-04-2013, 01:51 PM
I'm excited about it! Anything to get people off the zombie craze for a minute!


04-04-2013, 02:01 PM
I doubt it'll be the scariest ever they all pretty much make that claim and fail
Miserably but still it looks like a good movie!


04-04-2013, 03:51 PM
As a fan of the original, I, of course, must watch the remake. I just hope it is as good as I want it to be.

04-04-2013, 04:10 PM
I'm really excited to see this! 4 years ago, The very first thing I was ever hired to sculpt was a fake tongue for a film scene very similar to the tongue part of the red band Evil Dead trailer. (our tongue blood drowning scene also involved the woman being possessed, only she bit her own tongue off in our scene and in the evil dead scene she cuts her tongue in half... other than that i was kinda caught off guard by the whole premise appearing in a mainstream flick 4 years after we filmed it lol) That gag alone has me all excited to see the movie though.

04-04-2013, 06:47 PM
I'm seeing it in just 2 hours. I'll let you all know what I thought when I get home!

04-05-2013, 12:03 AM
Saw it...

Question: Is it as good as the original (EVIL DEAD II)

Answer: NO!

Q: Is it any good at all?

A: Yes its okay. Its a ten times better attempt than the last Texas Chainsaw. But it loses its charm because it has no real comedy to it, they clearly try to be a hardcore horror movie. The movie is almost like hey I've already seen this before even though you tried to make changes with very OBVIOUS change ups. Meaning we saw that coming a 100 miles away... by not having the comedy element I think it wasn't Evil Dead.

Q: Was it the scariest movie of all time?

A: NO NO WAY! I didn't jump once. I didn't really hear many people in the crowd jumping either. So NO WAY not even close... yes they tried to be more realistic than the originals, and they had some slick make up, cooler special fx, that kind of goes without saying. I'm sure some people will get scared watching it but I think its more of a nightmare movie. What I mean by that is all the people who turn into demons look like real demons and they could haunt the right people later.

Q: Was it a good movie for haunters to see?

A: Yes it was many creepy little sets, cool gross stuff happening, awesome make up, blah, blah!

Q: Is there a scene after the movie is over?

A: Yes and no. No there isn't... but yes there is. So if you want stick around and watch until after the credits are over. You might be disappointed you did but on the other hand you won't miss anything if you don't. Now you are probably really scratching your head. huh?

Q: Should this movie get a sequel?

A: Yes and No! If the new ash is the person they play it out to be the answer is EVIL DEAD NO WAY! If someone how they write this up where Ash comes along HELL YA! All I can say is this in closing BRING ASH BACK PERIOD!

They talked many years ago about Ash vs. Freddy vs. Jason and when it didn't happen, they did a Comic Book. Ash is a cult icon and Evil Dead without Ash to me anyway just isn't Evil Dead. Bring back Ash or then this movie was just that another attempt to re-launch a long lost horror franchise from the 80's. Lastly I would say that yes this is probably the best attempt yet to re-invent an old 80's horror franchise but without the main character that made the movies ICONIC at least for me it just doesn't work! Call the movie anything else other than EVIL DEAD and I would have liked it much more!


04-05-2013, 01:27 AM
Larry the plans are as follows

A Sequel to this movie (So Evil Dead 2)
Sequel to Army of Darkness
then bring BOTH Heros to join forces in Evil dead 7

04-05-2013, 12:44 PM
Bruce Campbell is the franchise.

04-05-2013, 01:20 PM
He was the franchise 25-30 years ago at his age he'd look silly as Ash.


04-05-2013, 01:38 PM
No way he still would play ash perfect... without Bruce this thing in my eyes just doesn't work! Bring back Bruce!



Marr Branch
04-05-2013, 06:51 PM
Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun. Ash kicks ass.

04-06-2013, 03:41 PM
Evil Dead made 11 million Friday. It should do about 26 million for the weekend. So who else saw this thing... what did you think? Larry

04-07-2013, 12:54 PM

If you watch and wait till the credits are over you see Bruce Campbell, Its not a spoiler but he just looks at the camera and says Groovy in his Ash shirt

04-07-2013, 01:38 PM
Saw it Saturday with my daughter - We loved it. I thought it was a great re-imagining , loved that that didn't try to remake the original yet still found ways to toss in little nods to it. I've seen complaints and they have mostly been from people bitching about how it wasn't Evil Dead...well it's not, and if you went into the film to enjoy it as a horror fan then you would have liked it...but if you spent the whole movie trying to compare it, and pick it apart then no your not going to enjoy it.

It had some great "cringe" moments - no real "jump" moments that stood out but definitely some good spots that make cringe....kinda like when you see someone papercut the webbing between their toes....

All in all a great horror movie with all practical effects and no cgi....loved it!

04-08-2013, 01:40 PM
I didn't really like it. I thought it was pretty weak for a horror film. I really could care less about any character, so it really didn't evoke any emotion when they died. I didn't think anyone of the actors stood out as great.

04-08-2013, 04:03 PM
I didn't really like it. I thought it was pretty weak for a horror film. I really could care less about any character, so it really didn't evoke any emotion when they died. I didn't think anyone of the actors stood out as great.

I don't think many horror movie short of Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs is known for having good actors. I mean, they put LL Cool J, Busta Rymes, Snoop Dogg, and Paris Hilton in horror flicks.


Haunted Yard Props
04-09-2013, 09:01 AM
Evil Dead made 11 million Friday. It should do about 26 million for the weekend. So who else saw this thing... what did you think? Larry

I saw Evil Dead on opening night with a packed house. This is a good horror movie in my opinion. The Evil Dead tie just distracts from the movie. It is NOTHING like the Evil Dead movies i have seen, which are amazing in terms of imagination and ridiculous scenarios. I am surprised that Raimi and Bruce Campbell got behind this. It is a re-imagining of the story, not the actual Evil Dead movie. Maybe they really don't want anyone attempting to recreate the magic. you will miss the trademark camera work and sounds that are Raimi trademarks. He is still using them as of the latest Oz movie.

There's no way to forget about the Evil Dead movies while watching it because they make a point to pay homage repeatedly. I will still say if you compare it to other horror movies of today it stands out as a non-CGI masterpiece of inventive gore. Prepare to be disgusted a little.

Big problem with the realism related to "perfectly white teeth". Won't spoil anything, but geez, who missed that in the makeup room.

Ed Z - Evil Dead 2 fanatic

04-11-2013, 01:35 PM
The wife and I were disappointed only because the "scare" factor was non-existent. A lot of gore, and really cool effects and makeup, but no "scares." Alien did a much better job of keeping you on the edge of your seat so I give that a higher rating for scares than other movies. But a good movie still - glad we saw it and we did come away with a few ideas for this season. I would love to get a mask of the demonized girl!

damon carson
04-15-2013, 11:12 AM
I can say I enjoyed this modernized amped up version of Evil Dead! It had elements of both Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 in it. Which I thought was cool! And some actual things from the original movie was in it. Like Sam Raimi's car was in the back of the cabin. The original clock was shown. This wasn't meant to have comedy. Its patterned more like Evil Dead! Its not called Evil Dead 2 so scrap all the comedy. That was put in the second one to tone down the horror! I mean hell Sam went to court over the tree rape scene over seas! We all know this! Don't we? I liked some of the new things added! They really "NAILED IT"! And the main girl was really the standout! She was a pretty good actress. She would be the "Ash" character only maybe more like Within the woods "Ash" since she plays both sides of the coin. I would have to give great credit to Fede Alvarez on his work! There were parts that make you jump! There are parts that make you feel uneasy and unnerved! There were great sound effects as in the original. There were camera shots that gave nod to Sam's original work in the original Evil Dead! If your an Evil Dead fan you have to go see it! And although I did read Bruce is at the very end I was expecting a lot more. But at least it shows maybe he will be in one of the other remakes! Cant wait!

04-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Loved the original. We did this sculpt years ago but the product was put on hold. Think glowing eyes would make it better.


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