April 5, 2013

‘Evil Dead’ remake revels in gory details

Before descending into theological incoherence and random disgustingness, there is a half hour at the beginning of “Evil Dead” that seems to promise something more. Based on the 1981 horror film by Sam Raimi, this remake once again brings five young people into a remote house in the woods, where bad things start to happen. But this “Evil Dead” — co-written by director Fede Alvarez, a slumming Diablo Cody (“Young Adult”) and Rodo Sayagues — has an extra little idea, a good one.

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