I did get a raging hard-on when I first heard about the re-make.
However - Is this movie really going to be able to recreate the “essence” of what Evil Dead stands for? Is it going to have the charming/classic campiness of the movies of old? Is it going to have the off-putting eeriness that still made it a viable horror movie without taking itself too seriously? All indications from trailers, to me, suggest “no.”
I’ve been wrong before, though. Here’s hoping for the best.[/quote]
The “essence” of all three movies is quite different, i think this one is clearly going for more of the feel of the first one.
Evil Dead was definitely more of a pure horror film, Army of Darkness was pretty much slapstick/comedy, and Evil Dead 2 bridged the gap between both of them.
I get the feeling there will still be some campiness to it, just not to the extent of Evil Dead 2 or AoD.
And to the guy who complained about the ridiculous amounts of blood; have you ever seen the first 2 Evil Dead movies?
I see people on youtube complaining about how this looks too “over the top.” I have to believe they have never seen any of the other movies in the series. Over the top is the point.
Thank god they are keeping the tree rape scene! I know it was considered pretty controversial when it came out but it is about as iconic as any scene from the series. I feel like if anyone other than Rami were doing this remake this scene would have been excluded.