SXSW Day 1 (Evil Dead)
Ryan Revolver

Movie: Evil Dead


Synopsis: In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.


What I thought: Always be wary of books, all books. They are evil. The re-envisioning of the cult classic movie is something to take notice in. It has the approval of the hardcore fans. Hell, Bruce Campbell gave his seal of approval by signing on as producer. The only person from the cast I’m familiar with is Suburgatory’s Jane Levy. She plays Mia the possessed/foul-mouthed central character. When has acting in a horror movie been important? We need the ladies to scream really loud, and the men to rush into danger…right? Packed with hardcore moments with sharp objects, gallons and gallons of blood, and a killer opening and closing sequences-Evil Dead should not disappoint your rabid thirst. The movie was visually scary, not so much body scary. You know when something pops out on screen and you jump? That didn’t happen to me with Evil Dead. Despite not jumping out of my seat, the movie excels in audio and visual synchronization of terror.


Didn't get to partake in the world premiere? Fear not, Evil Dead hits theaters April 5th. You can watch Fede Alvarez's short film Panic Attack! to pass the time:



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