So I saw The Evil Dead last week. I waited a few days after it came out so I could see it with friends at uni. I have to say, I went in incredibly excited and almost expecting to be disappointed; but as soon as the camera panned away from Ash’s Oldsmobile I was happy. Yes I spent the majority of the opening looking for references to the original trilogy (very happy) but then I was sucked into the new story.
The reason for being in the cabin, the ambiguity between possessed and junkie Mia really played into a more believable story. My only issue was with Eric continuing to read from the book, rather than Professor Knowby reading aloud on the tape (again, happy that turned up).
The gore was excellent, Jane Levy was terrifyingly captivating. Her hushed scene with David after her first deadite encounter was brilliant. She is no Ash, but damn she can stand up to his legacy any day.
As for after the credits, I have to say it was worth every second.