A twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.
I was a little surprised this wasn't NC-17 and definitely one of the best Evil Dead adaptations!
Amazing RPX experience very thrilling, disturbing, very gory, great sound design and incredible cinematography! I loved so much of Evil Dead Rise, very satisfying and I’ll never understand people that laugh at terror. Lee Cronin made something special for horror fans to appreciate it was like a perfect mix of Exorcist, and Evil Dead except now the deadeites are now in a bigger area. In A couple parts made me feel nauseous which was unique for me since I’ve seen tons of horror over the years. I’m sure this will have mixed vibes I respect the ones that enjoy the movie cause there was a lot of greatness packed in very well.
I had this review up already but no one liked it so I decided to edit and delete maybe it’s better now, I definitely loved the movie for sure.
I really liked this movie!
Wow, what an insane movie! In fact, I think it was a little better than Evil Dead (2013).
First of all, I thought the story idea was excellently written. Once it makes you realize what kind of situation it is, it adds a lot more fun than you’d think. The plot worked much better and was more fun than Evil Dead (2013).
The opening scene was decent, with possibly one of the greatest movie title cards in modern horror days. It started well, but later it just got more and more insane. The cast of not-so-well-known actors was really great, with performances that felt like real people who became possessed. Alyssa Sutherland, who played the lead role, absolutely killed it; she was terrifying. I also really liked the night and rainy vibe, which added to the atmosphere. The kills were very fun and gory, exactly what I expected from a movie like this. The special effects were incredible. Although nothing beats the ending of Evil Dead (2013), I thought the ending was decent and cleared up all loose ends. It also added some comedy elements that reminded me of Evil Dead II.
Overall, I was honestly entertained by this movie, which made me feel tense and impressed. I thought it was a very well-done horror movie.
How would I compare this movie to Evil Dead (2013)? I think Evil Dead (2013) was more brutal and gory, with lots of blood, while Evil Dead Rise was more insane and creepy, with a better plot.
For those who have never watched any movies in the franchise, note that you absolutely don’t need to watch any of the other movies to understand and enjoy this one.
A Worthy Addition To The Evil Dead Legacy
As a massive fan of the original trilogy along with the 2013 sequel and the Ash Vs Evil Dead series. I was quietly holding my breath that this would be faithful to the storyline while having the gore and tension of the sequel.
I was not disappointed, once the book is found, it’s non stop. The makeup and sound department went above and beyond to bring fans a hell of a bloody ride.
I can understand that it won’t be for everyone, but if you are a fan of old school body horror you will have a great time. In a world full of CGI and green screens, it was a pleasure to sit and watch practical effects and sets used perfectly. A great addition to my favourite franchise and I hope they get to make more.
Pretty good for the most part
The older I get, the harder I find it to buy into these supernatural style horror films. I just don’t believe it basically, and so I sit there and don’t feel any kind of fear or tension whatsoever throughout the movie. Robert Ebert once said however, it’s not what the film is about, it’s how it is about it. And looking at the film through that lens, it was pretty darn good.
I say that I don’t find these types of movies scary, but I can confirm the woman sitting beside me in the theatre certainly did. She was sitting right forward in her chair, audibly gasping throughout the movie, covering her eyes and even gently rocking herself at one point. It’s a small sample size, but if she represented the general public then I would say this movie has the ability to deliver some tension.
I thought the setting for the movie was well done. It’s pretty hard to pull off an inner-city apartment building and make it feel isolated and like help is a long way away, but the film achieved just that. These people really do feel stuck where they are and escape is not an option.
There’s a trope creeping into horror movies more and more which is to make one of the lead characters a pregnant lady. The theory of course being that a pregnant lady is going to have the audience extremely worried about her fate. Ironically, I think it drags a lot of the tension out of the movie. There isn’t a major studio in existence that would let something truly bad happen to a pregnant woman. I’m always very disappointed when I see a horror movie introduce a character this way.
There’s certainly plenty of gore. Apparently 6,500 litres of blood were used to make the film and when you see it you won’t be left wondering where it all went. For what this was I have to say I had a pretty good time with it.
You get exactly what you pay for
Fans of the evil dead movies will love everything about this one. There’s blood and gore along with some scary stuff thrown in there to creep you out.
I was a little bummed though there’s still no Ash in this one but I still enjoyed it.
The evil dead movies have left the woods and bring their bloodthirsty spirits to Los Angeles in an apartment building where a woman is raising her kids alone. One of the kids finds the book of the dead and decides messing around with it is a good idea. Enter the younger sister of the single mom who plays pretty much the go between trying to hold the family together once the kid finds out things should be left alone for a reason.
There’s some good, gooey make up effects and some thrills here. You’ve seen it all before but even fans of 1986’s Dario Argento’s Demons movies might even recognize a little homage here. Anyhow, you get your money’s worth here but for originality I recommend Nefarious instead. Still, this is a bloody (literally) good time.