Fede Álvarez directs Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas in this terror and gore orientated reboot of the Evil Dead saga.
Not a perfect film but far better than it had any right to be. There’s a sincerity and lack of smoothness here that is really laudable. Whether doomed, possessed or resurrected, final girl Jane Levy is excellent. So much so that the middle act stalls when she is locked in the fruit cellar and the other four non-entities are killed off. If you came to see a new spin on the classic iconography and a man slip up on his girlfriend’s severed cheek, you’ll leave pummelled but contented. One of the classiest full-on bloodfests of the past decade.
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