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New “Evil Dead” movie, will I see it next weekend? Yes, probably…

The reason I haven’t reviewed any new movies out in theater in a long while is because the Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs, a mall that is near me, has no movie theater anymore. The theater closed down. So I haven’t been seeing that many flicks in a long while. I am planning to see the new Evil Dead movie next weekend, though, for sure. Gonna go with other people at a different mall, I think.

Could the new “Evil Dead” movie be just as good as the originals or could it be better? I know everyone wants Bruce Campbell to be a part of this movie, but it makes kind of sense for him to move on. The man is aging, he isn’t getting any older, and he just wants to pass the torch to younger actors. Remember now, Bruce was pretty young when he did the originals. I believe   Bruce was around 20 years of age when he filmed the first and second Evil Dead, flicks. Even though Bruce isn’t starring in the film, I’m sure we’ll get plenty of Ash references, though! We’ll  still get the old school Evil Dead B-Movie style but with a current feeling of today’s technology. The film was made low budget, just like the earlier films.

Everyone mistakenly believes this new film is a re-boot/remake, but it isn’t. It’s a continuation. It’s actually a sequel of the first film, ’cause the new film takes place 30 years after the first one. Maybe the new film can work without Bruce Campbell. If you knew what happened at the end of the first Evil Dead movie, it wouldn’t make sense to bring Ash back. I don’t mind a new Evil Dead film without Ash, as long as the original team are still behind it: Sam, Rob, and Bruce. I’m sure the new film will be scary and gory as hell, but will this film top the original? I’ll have to see for myself first.

I am a huge  fan of the original trilogy, though. Can’t wait to see the new film, though. I’m sure they will do it justice.

Kev

Cool Video: The new “Evil Dead” red band trailer makes me stoked for the film even more, but I’m gonna miss Bruce…

What made the Evil Dead films so great was the character of Ash, played by the great, Bruce Campbell. Looks like Bruce wants to retire that character, for good. Maybe this is a test to see how the world of the “Evil Dead”, would do without the Ash character. Who knows, though. Maybe Bruce still has a small cameo as Ash in the new film, we’ll have to cross our fingers on that for now. I doubt Bruce is in the film at all, it seems he’d rather be behind the camera, instead of in front of it. The new Evil Dead trailer does look scary as hell. It’s really hard to make a gory as hell movie, and make ’em very scary at the same time. I’m looking forward to seeing how this movie turns out but I’m going to miss Ash’s funny catchphrases, like, “Hail to the King, baby” or “Groovy”. The original Evil Dead trilogy is a mix of horror and comedy, and looks like this new franchise, they are trying to stay away from the comedy stuff, and make it a scary movie.

Kev

Cool Video: The high quality version of “Evil Dead” trailer is here!

This was pretty much the same trailer they showed at, NYCC. Now it’s in glorious, HD!

While I still prefer, “Evil Dead 4”, with Bruce Campbell as Ash, the remake will do, I guess! The remake looks surprisingly great. Only thing missing though, that it needs the trees that attacks people, like the first one. Maybe the possessed trees are in the remake, they just haven’t shown them in the trailer, as a way to keep surprises. The Evil Dead remake looks pretty good, I’ll probably go see it.

Kev

Cool Video: Ready to see a bootlegged version of “The Evil Dead” trailer?

“The Evil Dead” remake is on it’s way to the big screen and the first teaser made it’s debut at the New York City Comic Con. “The Evil Dead” remake was produced by the same team who brought us the original films: Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell. Sam Raimi didn’t direct this time, but “Juno” writer, Diablo Cody, helped write the script.

I was skeptical of this remake at first, but to my surprise, I was blown away with what I saw, even for a bootleg trailer. Looks surprisingly good! Very similar to the original except it’s an updated version with today’s technology. Look like it’s gonna be a gore fest!

I’m sure the high quality version of the trailer will arrive online soon. Enjoy this, here.

Looks great! Can’t wait for the better quality version of the trailer!

Kev

The Brock’s Horror Film Pick #3: “Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn”

Some of you may or may not know, that I am a pretty big Bruce Campbell and Evil Dead geek. I love the Evil Dead movies, all three of them, even “Army of Darkness” is great. I think “Evil Dead II’ is the best one of the trilogy. You can get scared, get grossed out, and laugh at the same time. A horror comedy, type of film. It’s a perfect film to watch around Halloween season. Chainsaws, demons, and memorable catch phrases like, “Groovy”.

Kev

 

Film Review: The Possession

Starring: Jeffery Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis, Kyra Sedgwick

Directed by: Ole Bornedal

Today, I’ve just seen the Sam Raimi produced PG-13 horror film, “The Possession” and here is my review…

Plot/Synopsis: A young girl named, Emily, buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the box lives a malicious ancient spirit. Her body has been taken over by this spirit since she opened the box, and she has become possessed because of it. Emily’s father teams up with the Hasidic religious community, hoping to save Emily’s life from this demon who has taken over her.

Movie fans and critics have given this movie mixed reviews. It’s another one of those, you either love it or hate it, kind of movies. This film is doing very good in the box office and selling pretty big. So I had to see it for myself. The film is not as bad as some made it out to be. I liked it. It was a pretty good horror film for a PG-13 movie. The writing wasn’t that bad. A lot of it actually made sense, and the pacing was pretty good too. Not slow and boring like some said it was. They wanted to keep this movie a family friendly film. A horror film that is suitable for the entire family of all ages. There have been way too many exorcism movies in Hollywood as of late, it seems to be a trend, but this is something that kids can watch.

Yes, some of it is pretty graphic and gory a little bit, but not that bad. I found some of the scenes in the movie pretty silly and weren’t needed but other than that, the film was fine. The acting was okay. There were some scares and a few jumpy parts. I jumped once, and that rarely happens when I’m watching a horror film. If any horror film can make me jump like that, this reason alone is what makes me respect this film. You can tell Sam Raimi has been throwing ideas toward the writer and director ’cause this film definitely had a bit of Evil Dead style into it. It was kind of similar to Sam’s last directed horror film, “Drag Me To Hell”. Maybe the reason people didn’t like this film too much ’cause it’s a Hebrew horror film. Yes, there is such a genre in the horror world.

I thought the film ended well. I didn’t expect it. Of course, the ending leaves open for a sequel, but the ending will get you scratching your head a bit. The ending was kind of shocking. With all this being said, this is not the best horror film ever. Certainly not the best exorcism movie ever. Nothing will ever top “The Exorcist” with Linda Blair, but “The Possession” was good. It was pretty unpredictable movie and had me at the edge of my seat at times. “The Possession” was a pretty realistic exorcism movie. They made it seem like demonic possessions can be believable.

Score for “The Possession” = *** (3 stars as in “Good”)

Kev

A female version of Ash? Definitely sounds like Diablo Cody’s idea, all the way…

Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert, and team are still moving forward with the, “Evil Dead” remake, as more details of the project keep coming. Deadline, exclusively reports that the film found it’s leading star. Ash, won’t be played by Bruce Campbell after all. The character will be female this time around, and actress, Jane Levy, is officially hired for the role. Nobody knows who she is. She is a new and young upcoming actress, who has two other films coming out this year. Jane will be playing a character named, Mia, in the Evil Dead reboot.

Read the report here, at Deadline.

Harry Knowles over at AICN, says he already read the script for the movie. He says the script is scary and pretty similar to the original, Evil Dead movie, the first one. It’s just a younger cast and different characters.

Read Harry’s review of the script, here….

A lot of Evil Dead fans are being skeptical of this, saying it will suck and shouldn’t be remade, but being the big Evil Dead geek that I am, I’ll give it a chance. I honestly think a female version of, Ash, is a good idea and might be pretty entertaining. I’m sure she’s going to say, “Groovy”, at least once, just to get the audience going.

Harry says in the talkback there’s no Ash cameo in the script, but maybe he’s lying so he wouldn’t give out spoiling surprises. Ash played by Bruce should be in the film for at least a small scene. Or, maybe Bruce will get a cameo in the film playing a different character, who knows.

Hopefully, the remake will stay true to it’s low budget, B movie like style. I love the Evil Dead movies, all 3 of them.

Kev

Report: “Evil Dead” remake gets the greenlight by Sony Pictures and Film District…

Announced earlier today, Sony Pictures and Film District have teamed up with Ghost House to make, the “Evil Dead” remake. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell will help produce the film. Diablo Cody had a hand in re-writing some of the script.

Read the full press release, here.

They should start with the casting soon, now that they finally found a studio. Now the question is, who is going to play Ash? Will Bruce Campbell reprise the role? If Bruce only signed on to produce the film and not act, he probably isn’t going to return, but you never know. Maybe they’re keeping his return a secret for now? They’re probably gonna go for a younger actor to play Ash.

Honestly, I don’t care who plays Ash, as long this film stays true to the originals, I’ll go see it. It still needs to be a low budget B-movie like the first two.

You know what? Since found footage movies like “Paranormal Acitivity” are getting so popular, I think it would be interesting if they would take that direction.

It would be great if Bruce returns as the lead! So I hope he does sign on. I love the Evil Dead films and a Bruce Campbell fan as well. If Bruce doesn’t star in the leading role, I hope he’ll get a cameo for a different role at least. There can’t be an Evil Dead movie without him!

Kev

 

Report: Update on new “Evil Dead” film, Diablo Cody wrote script but Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell will still be a part of it…

Ghost House Pictures gave us new details on the new “Evil Dead” movie that was leaked to the web the other day. Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for her script, “Juno” and she wrote the horror film, “Jennifer’s Body”, have written the script for the new “Evil Dead” remake. Yes, Ghost House Pictures which is a film company owned by Sam Raimi confirmed this will be a remake of the first “Evil Dead” film.

Sam Raimi won’t be directing this one, they are tapping Fede Alvarez, to write and direct the remake, but Diablo Cody is helping out re-writing the drafts. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell will be producing the film.

No castings for the “Evil Dead” remake have been announced yet, they still didn’t even say if Bruce Campbell is going to reprise his role as Ash. I hope Bruce will return to the leading role ’cause it’s not an Evil Dead movie without him, in my opinion. They probably are going to get someone else to play Ash.

I don’t know what to say about this now. I’m kind of excited and disappointed at the same time. I’m excited that Sam, Rob, and Bruce will be a part of it but disappointed that it’s a remake. I was hoping they would continue the story after, “Army of Darkness”. At the end of “Army Of Darkness”, it seems they left open a 4th movie, ending the movie with Bruce fighting this demon at the S-mart store.

I’m a huge Evil Dead and Bruce Campbell fan. I hope they don’t screw this film up.

Deadline, reports.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: “Evil Dead 4” is it really happening? Seems that production has already started!!

Huge movie news has been announced today! Dread Central horror film website, was the first to announce that longtime editor for director Sam Raimi, Bob Murawski headed out to Detroit to begin work on the 4th Evil Dead film. Look like Sam Raimi gave him the “go”.Bob says the 4th movie will be much like the first two. Indie and low budget.

Bruce Campbell himself was quick to respond to it on his twitter page. He said he’ll believe it when he sees it. Plus, he pointed out that it could be a remake of the first one, not the 4th one of the trilogy.

Dread Central, reports.

I hope it isn’t a remake. I hope it’s the 4th one of the trilogy. I’m sure the 4th movie won’t be a high budgeted special effects movie ’cause that would ruin the Evil Dead series. It needs to be low budget with hand held cameras like the first two.

That would be badass if Bruce returns as Ash. I hope Sam and Bruce will re-team for Evil Dead 4, I’ll be keeping an eye on this news.

Kev