Chances are Evil Dead Rise doesn't suck

Bartski

Gold Member
Just noticed reviews for the next Evil Dead film, releasing in theaters 21st April.

Looks like it might actually stand out as 2023's first win among the endless trash that is modern horror.

I'm in.

https://www.metacritic.com/movie/evil-dead-rise

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/evil_dead_rise

 

Kev Kev

Gold Member
Good to hear. Evil Dead is one my favorites. I looooved Ash vs Evil Dead, so sad it ended.

 

Doom85

Member
I'm looking forward to Evil Dead Rise quite a bit, but.... what? The past 5-6 years or so have been an absolute renaissance for horror, there's been something for everyone. The late 2000s/early 2010s? Now that was garbage, definitely a dark age.

Clearly the OP misses the “good old days” of found footage, torture porn, and remakes.

Don‘t get me wrong, I liked a few of the above, like Blair Witch Project 1 (the 2016 film at least had a good final act, fuck Book of Shadows though), Cloverfield, Saw 1 and to a lesser extent 2 (never got around to the others), and the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (hey, certainly better than all the TCM films that followed it).

But yeah, there was FAR more trash in that era (honestly I’d extend it to most of the 2000s, there was a reason so many people were seeking out foreign horror films during that decade). Like, I couldn’t stand any of the Paranormal Activity films. It felt like in 2013 when James Wan made the first Conjuring, he was like, “let’s A) actually utilize proper camera work instead of constant fixed shots because ‘ooh, house camera footage!’, B) actually get people who can act*, and C) actually try to be scary!”

*minus the dad in the first film. Holy hell he was bad in some scenes. His wife and the Warrens‘ actors made up for it, and even some of the kids have good moments (the one girl sounded legit freaked out when she said something was standing right beside her sister). And holy shit, the little girl who is possessed in the second film, she killed it! And that effect where she’s sitting behind Ed Warren and the camera has her out of focus and she transforms into the old man spirit even though we saw the actual actress sitting before it went out of focus and there didn’t seem to be a cut, like damn! James Wan had some good tricks! Also, kudos on getting that guy who played the Crooked Man, people assumed it was CGI due to the body shape, but no, there was a guy with that unique of a body structure.

Sucks Wan didn’t direct the third film, you could tell the drop in quality, but I still enjoyed it (though far less than the first two) purely to see Ed and Lorraine again. It was like one of the bad X-Files episodes, sure it sucked it wasn’t one of the good episodes, but it’s enjoyable just to follow Mulder and Scully.

But anyway, yeah and then A24 is just pumping out so many unique and well directed and acted horror films. Even some of the more conventional and sillier stuff is fun. Like, this year, Megan was really fun, and Scream 6 is fun for what it was (and hey, nice to see a slasher actually set in New York the whole time! Looking at you, Jason “Takes Manhattan”!)
 

Laieon

Member
But yeah, there was FAR more trash in that era (honestly I’d extend it to most of the 2000s, there was a reason so many people were seeking out foreign horror films during that decade). Like, I couldn’t stand any of the Paranormal Activity films. It felt like in 2013 when James Wan made the first Conjuring, he was like, “let’s A) actually utilize proper camera work instead of constant fixed shots because ‘ooh, house camera footage!’, B) actually get people who can act*, and C) actually try to be scary!”

Funny enough, I was thinking of the Conjuring as the point where the genre started to shift for the better too.

It's always the stuck on 80's slasher franchise fans that claim modern horror sucks

Hey now, my favorite horror movie is still Friday the 13th Part II. That's my point though, if you still like 80s slashers then those haven't disappeared either. You're still getting good to cheesy sequels to Halloween, Child's Play, Candyman, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and if we extend it to the 90s, Scream). You're getting new slashers in movies like Terrifier, Happy Death Day, There's Someone Inside Your House, and Haunt (and then other movies that had elements of slashers, like It Follows).
 
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I don't know, but I've been seeing a bunch of clickbaity articles about the movie that make them seem desperate.

That one about Ash hidden in the movie just made me laugh out loud. It's like "Go see the movie and MAYBE you'll see Ash!" :messenger_tears_of_joy: Yeah, that'll definitely get me to buy a ticket... NOT
 
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xrnzaaas

Member
We'll see. I was sceptical about the Jane Levy flick back in 2013, but it turned out to be a great horror flick and I'm even sad a bit that it didn't get a sequel.
 

Pejo

Member
I just watched the trailer for the first time just now. I'm not sure why any of you are saying it looks good. To me, it appears to be another genderflipped soulless follow-up to a well loved movie/series that doesn't seem to understand what made people love the originals.

Looks like overly realistic gore porn and "modern family dynamics" the movie.

I don't see anything from the trailer that shows the campiness, the funny quips, or any actor/actress that looks nearly 1/100th as likeable as Ash (or Pablo/Kelly from AvED).

Ash vs. Evil Dead was absolutely fantastic, and all that I ever wanted out of a sequel to the movies. This looks like it misses the point entirely.

It's like the Wolfenstein: Youngblood compared to Wolfenstein: The New Order, in videogame terms.
 

Forsythia

Gold Member
There hasn't been a bad Evil Dead movie/tv show. It's all been fantastic and I hope Rise is as well. Will be there day 1 at the theatre!
 

DGrayson

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There hasn't been a bad Evil Dead movie/tv show. It's all been fantastic and I hope Rise is as well. Will be there day 1 at the theatre!


I wasnt a huge fan of the show. Admittedly I only watched season 1 and I tend not to like modern shows made from movies. The effects by the end looked bad and I wasnt feeling it. I did like the beginning but it went downhill How were the other seasons?
 

kunonabi

Member
I wasnt a huge fan of the show. Admittedly I only watched season 1 and I tend not to like modern shows made from movies. The effects by the end looked bad and I wasnt feeling it. I did like the beginning but it went downhill How were the other seasons?
Season 2 is kind of better but the show gets worse and worse as it goes because of how gross and unlikable they make Ash. The overall plot isnt that great either. The dynamic between Ash and Kelly was the only thing that kept me watching to be honest.
 

Kev Kev

Gold Member
I would really enjoy a Kelly and Pablo spin-off.
Dude, yes. Pablo was great. I was hoping he was going to take Ash's place as the new 'El Jefe'. Ray Santiago's style fit into The Evil Dead franchise perfectly, and he's just all around a good actor. And funny too! Kelly really grew on me too. I liked them both a lot by the end of the series.

 

Hugare

Member
I just watched the trailer for the first time just now. I'm not sure why any of you are saying it looks good. To me, it appears to be another genderflipped soulless follow-up to a well loved movie/series that doesn't seem to understand what made people love the originals.

Looks like overly realistic gore porn and "modern family dynamics" the movie.

I don't see anything from the trailer that shows the campiness, the funny quips, or any actor/actress that looks nearly 1/100th as likeable as Ash (or Pablo/Kelly from AvED).

Ash vs. Evil Dead was absolutely fantastic, and all that I ever wanted out of a sequel to the movies. This looks like it misses the point entirely.

It's like the Wolfenstein: Youngblood compared to Wolfenstein: The New Order, in videogame terms.
You havent watched the remake, have you?

Its a continuation of the remake, not the old movies. Very different tone.

I like the old movies, but I enjoyed a lot the new take with the remake. And this seems even better.

Doesnt seem like "yet another possession movie". Seems like they have their own unique thing going on.
 
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