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through the treacherous path to adulthood, we all make personal goals for ourselves as a way demonstrate that we can be self-sufficient when it comes to the development of our humans. They could be massive projects, such as studying the entire Emile Zola's"Rougon-Macquart" cycle in order to comprehend the latter half of 19th century French social history. Or they can be more modest in scale like the case of my study, when I put a lot of effort and energy trying to understand the uncut version of Sam Rimi's 1981 splat-tacular, The Evil Dead.
When I was a teen, I owned (and cherished) my hands on the 4 Front Video release of the film which was the subject of many cuts because of a hang-over from the BBFC's widely-publicised moral panic over the so-called "Video Nasties". My memory of the mangled film remains vivid and fond as I recall feeling that the people who made the cuts were doing it in a way where the viewer would know that something juicy had just been removed. For instance, the sound would suddenly fall out of sync and the continuity would be shaky for a brief moment. Evil Dead Rise movie wanted more than anything to know what was happening between the cuts. I was a child's model of the "Sicko" joke. Maybe I still am?
I'd like to think that writer-director Lee Cronin shared this experience, though even in the event that he did not, it's clear from his new film Evil Dead Rise that he has been studying the work of Raimi at the same level of molecular analysis. It would seem declasse to describe this film as an "franchise extension" or a "reboot" or a delayed "sequel" because the film is more an attempt to reconstruct or study or a reworking that of Raimi's original. The same story, as presented from a new modern perspective. And it absolutely slays...
If there's one thing the Evil Dead has taught us, it's that we must do everything in our power to avoid intoning a mystical demonic incantation in the presence of the flesh-bound/blood-inked Book of the Dead, as very bad things will ensue. Here, Alyssa Sutherland's single-mom tattooist Elle is getting set to leave her shabby apartment with her three kids. A shake reveals an old, dusty vault in the basement, within which, wrapped in a parchment , and tucked inside a bug-infested tomb is a familiar face.
Cronin manages to keep the set-up in chaos perfectly, playing out the delicate family dynamic , while also adding the wild-card element of Elle's estranged sister Beth (Lily the Sullivan) as well as leaving the viewer to ponder which sibling will end up being one of the Ash characters in the film. This easy but highly effective set-up helps to underpin the second-half gore explosion , which is accompanied by a hint of humour, and I'll admit there's an easy shot that comes immediately after one of the most visceral effects blow-outs that near brought a tear to my eye.
Although there is a touching tribute to the movie, Cronin doesn't just attempt to ape the hysterical dynamics and acrobatic camera moves that Raimi created his signature. The murder of victims is done with a similar attention to the finer details, and an eagerness to create each body as an entirely new canvas to create horrific mutilation or some other. In tone, Evil Dead Rise is more like the first Evil Dead, in that it does not rely on the slapstick wig-outs of the third and second films, even though the absurdity of its humor shines in the way it shows how consistently OTT the entire film is.
The only thing I can say that is a real complaint is the tacked-on and pointless epilogue and prologue, which seem like they've been inserted in order to create a path to a sequel. I think it's a sign of Cronin becoming a victim of his own success. Otherwise, this delivers the euphoric and cleansing hit of allowing a bloody tsunami to wash over the reader. The effect doesn't make one wish to revisit the original film to discover what could have been, instead, it serves as a means to assess the granularity and quality of the results Cronin and his crew have created. It's like seeing the complete beauty of the version for the very first time and I can't be more pleased than this.
The latest chapter in the Evil Dead saga is definitely a family affair, but until the Necronomicon is destroyed once and for all and for all, there will be very little of families left. Fandango has released a brand new Evil Dead Rise clip featuring Alyssa Sutherland's Ellie just a few minutes after she is afflicted by the book's curse , and turns into Deadite who murders. You can check out the scene via via Twitter below.
The clip shows Ellie's sister, Beth (Lily Sullivan) discovering her sister in the kitchen, where she's cooking up a not-so-nutritious breakfast by smashing eggs into a frying pan, with shells and all. If this isn't enough to make Beth and Ellie's three children see that something's amiss, the message is clear as Ellie tells them about her dream of a perfect family get-together. However, it's a bit more violent than your average trek through the woods and her slurred speech makes it all the more unsettling.