Today I have something very interesting for you. I’m sure most of you have watched one or maybe several movies/TV shows of the Evil Dead franchise. Since the three original films are one of my favourite horror flicks in general I was sceptical about the new one that came out in 2013. Is it as good as the old stuff?
Your basic horror movie scheme: A group of friends is alone in the woods, having the time of their lives in some cabin they rented. Soon before they encounter something evil that lives there too…
Old vs. New:
Sam Raimi’s 1981 movie had been a revolutionary step when it comes to horror films. I remember my mother telling me that back in the The Evil Dead was just about the toughest thing out there. No wonder such a huge franchise and fan base built around it! Continue reading
Inspired by my last post about Braindead, a zombie comedy, I re-watched classic trilogy in this field. Although The Evil Dead started out as real horror stuff, the second and third installment also go into the comedy segment.
The Evil Dead:
A group of friends get together to spend a nice weekend in a cabin out in the woods. As it behooves for a good horror film, it doesn’t take long until the trouble begins. The teenagers accidentally awaken something very dark when they play a tape with recitations from the Necronomicon Ex Mortis. One after the other they get possessed…
Evil Dead II:
Beginning exactly where the first part ended, Evil Dead II picks up the story of the only survivor Ash. After killing all his friends (and girlfriend) he tries to escape only to be possessed aswell. But as day breaks he returns to normal. It turns out that the only way our has been destroyed trapping Ash in the hut.
Later we discover that the only way to put the demons back in their place is opening a portal…
Army of Darkness: Continue reading