Evil Dead is directed by Fede Alvarez and features actors such as Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci and Jessica Lucas (She’s the Man).
The plot of the film is fairly simple; teenage girl addicted to drugs is taken to a hidden holiday cottage in order to force her to quit her addiction cold turkey and as always when mixing creepy dark forests and a forgotten cottage – mayhem strikes.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
There is a tangible quality to arms being ripped off and people sawing off their own faces and as the brutality of the self-harm increases, the tension explodes and the victims go from masochists to sadists with startling vigour. There’s probably a serious comment there on the state of society and the troubles associated with a lack of personal responsibility, but as soon as this thought raises its head, it’s promptly decapitated leaving the audience battered and bruised in a blood-soaked delirium. This film is definitely not for the faint of heart.
On the other hand Scary Movie V is a complete and utter joke and in my eyes – a humungous belly flop..
It is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and features Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Erica Ash, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg and randomly Mac Miller (whom I absolutely love so was sad to see him in this..).
It envelopes five movies and their plots such as, Paranormal Activity at the beginning, moving onto Mama] then Rise of the Planet of the Apes followed by Evil Dead and lastly a creepy remake of Black Swan involving Ashley Tisdale (who is obviously trying to wipe her ‘High School Musical’ goody goody image away).
This movie provided barely and laughs, had no engaging action and comedy and the whole film was basically a comedy remake of Mama (which believe me was far better). All in all I did not much see the point in making Scary Movie V when they could have just stopped at four..