May 20, 2024

Evil Dead Rise 2023 Movie Review

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Evil Dead Rise 2023 Movie Review

Evil dead 2013 absolutely shocked me to the core when I saw it opening day in theaters. I wasn’t a huge fan of the original 2, but that one struck me to where I watched it multiple times in the theater. Needless to say I was very intrigued at what this decade later film could offer. Luckily I was able to attend an advanced screening in my city.

The gruesome brutality is clearly what people flock to see in this franchise. Maybe somewhat of the wacky dark comedy a bit as well. This film takes a classic franchise and tries to brand it to the younger generation and it can be to a fault somewhat . At times it meanders within the rather plain story that we’ve seen in other possession films. All the while still providing shocking and disgusting sequences.

A great blend of CGI and practical effects still being utilized really holds the film up imo. The SFX work is also top notch . Unfortunately I cannot say that I enjoyed the cast and the way their characters are written. Sometimes it felt like more of a Netflix horror film based on the mediocre acting as well as the cliche writing. There are some moments that I cannot believe were even put in an evil dead film . This is where a few times I was displeased. I get trying to relate to a newer generation but it was overkill.

Overall this film brings the blood and the scares and at the end of the day that’s what people are there to see. I just can’t help but think it’s a dramatic downturn in quality from the 2013 film. If you’re a fan of the franchise it’s definitely a must see but I think there will be some mixed reactions.

Evil Dead Rise 2023 Movie Review