Film Review: Evil Dead (2013)

Film Review: Evil Dead (2013)

Remakes of cult films have a tough sell.  In the hearts and minds of those whose almost-daily conversational lexicon include references like, “This is my boomstick!” or “Lady, I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to leave the store” or “Workshed”, it’s an uphill battle to convince them that your remake is either a worthy addition to the canon or is a skilled enough diversion to warrant them putting their energy into watching the film and just not knee-jerk react to Hollywood’s now-feverish case of remake-itis.   Sure, for a producer’s perspective, a remake of a cultural cornerstone (regardless of how niche it is) almost guarantees cash.  But if you’re the filmmaker, you’ve got the unenviable task of showing that your revision is worth the red pen you’re using to mar the original.  Your final product not only needs to be a good movie, it needs to exceed the original and expectations.

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