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Thursday, April 4, 2013

BLOOD (So much Blood): Evil Dead rebirth an outstanding gorefest

OR A DRUG INTERVENTION GONE HORRIBLY WRONG

by Bowie Ibarra

All true statements
Go get your tickets now.  Make plans to see it
Holy crap, was the late-night viewing of the 'Evil Dead' rebirth a ride on a bloody rollercoaster made of entrails.  'Evil Dead' 2013 gave complete props to its source material, while creating a modern gory nightmarish masterpiece all its own.

Without any true spoilers, the movie is based around a drug intervention that several friends are participating in at the cabin in the woods.  You can probably figure out from there how the zany demonic antics are propelled from that starting point.

Brief notes:  The cast was outstanding.  Though we're all prepared for the big hero in 'Ash'/'David', played by Shiloh Fernandez, the real star of the movie is Jane Levy, who puts in a stellar performance as Mia from start to finish. Everyone put in a great and truthful performance in the imaginary circumstance of demonic hijinks.

The musical score was fantastic, and really added to the movie.

Yes, the original 'campiness' was lost in this movie.  However, the gore and action were so over the top in moments that you had to laugh.

The best part about the flick is that they didn't go full CGI.  Sure, there were moments when CGI was utilized.  But a majority of the SFX, including some classic moments re-envisioned, were done the old school SFX way.

Basically, go see this movie.  If you are a gorehound, lover of bloody movies, Demon possession, or fan of the classic series, this 'rebirth' is the best.

Also, stay for the very end of the credits.  You'll have a chuckle.

All in all, it was a great an enjoyable blood-filled horror ride that I highly recommend.  'Evil Dead' 2013 is ZombieBloodFights.com approved.

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BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the 'Down the Road' zombie horror series from Permuted Press and Simon and Schuster.  His latest book, 'The Cruel Fate of Dr. Brewster' McGill' is a weird western tale of snake oil, Aztec Magic, and the dead rising from the grave to attack the living.  It is available in Kindle and paperback from Amazon.com.

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2 comments:

  1. Excelente post Bowie, muchas gracias por compartirlo. Te quiero invitar a mi nuevo Blog de Cine de Terror que seguramente te gustará, espero tus comentarios en:
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    Un gran saludo, Oz.

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