Jan. 28, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST
by Franklin T Marmoset
I'm really looking forward to this one, so I'm glad it seems like good news so far.<p>70% Army Of Darkness, 30% Evil Dead?<p>Who the hell wouldn't want to see that.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST
Too bad it's not full-on R though.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST
It's clearly where your heart is.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST
I can't wait. There were beats in that sneak where I almost felt it was the 80's again.
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST
R-rating, you really don't miss it. If this *really* is going to be the PG-13 cut, then it doesn't feel tame AT ALL. I usually hate pg-13 horror, but this was excellent.
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST
I didn't miss the rating at all and I'm with Kraken... I hate (modern) PG/PG-13 horror, but this movie doesn't feel like it's missing anything and Raimi doesn't feel at all restrained. I was very pleasantly surprised. That said, I don't know if this is the cut that's been approved by the MPAA for the rating. I hope so. It's perfect now.<BR><BR>And I worry that Universal is putting pressure on Raimi to lose the ending, which would be a real damn shame. I hope my gut is wrong, but there were questions on the form at the end regarding the ending specifically, so I hope it's not on the cutting block pending this screening.
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
And further more, yes!
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:20 a.m. CST
by Cannabis Holocaust
Because that would be a damn shame...
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST
by Cannabis Holocaust
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST
...it would have just been frustrating. But this movie REALLY makes your ED4 blue balls hurt even more. Please Sam... please. It hurts baby.
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST
Let's go with more kick-ass horror, or whatever else you have up your sleeve. Just don't make movies with dancing emo-protagonists, or villains you feel forced to include and don't understand because I guess it wasn't part of your generation.
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
Count me out.
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST
Great review. I can't wait to see this!
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST
We missed ya’. Don’t wait so long before coming back again, hear? CAN'T F*****G WAIT!!!
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST
Gremlins: Billy fucked up his cinematic day while lying to Ms. Degal about the where abouts of his dog. Never push a mean Old Bitch. <P> A Christmas Carol: The 3 visitors are changed into 3 days of torment. <P>The gypsy curse, is Thinner <P>The Boyfriend/Male Friend who doesn't buy into the truth behind his Girls issues, but eventually plays along and finally believes- Sounds like Depp's character in Wes Cravens A Nightmare On Elm Street <P> Creepy seance- pick your poison: funhouse, phantasm, amityville 3, the gate..<P> The fact that you can sorta walk through horror and film history tossing darts and hitting the mark to find these elements makes me a bit weary..<P> but then again- Raimi directed it. Boogeyman, Grudge (CRAP) was only produced by him.
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST
are becoming as Cliched as ending where Good Defeats The Evil. Evil wining at the very end, has become more prevelant now, but I agree with Quint. This sounds like a flick that needs to keep it's bad ending. Fuck the happy ending crap. that why I love the original Texas Chainsaw, Halloween, and Nightmare On Elm Street. They all end bad. Sally barely escapes a running Leatherface, but whats left. <P> After Loomis shots Myers 6 times and myers falls over the balcony. Lauries asks "Was is it the Boogey man" Loomis say's "As a matter of fact it was" He looks over the balcony into the yard myers body is gone..<P> Nancy tells kruger he has no power she turns her back to him and he slash at her and he disapears. Suddnely everything reutnrs to normal all her friends are aklive the arrive in a car to pick her up and drive her to school. Her miserble drunk mother is actually sober and cheery. She remarks about how nice it is outside. Nancy jumps into the car the top comes over the doors lock and the kids are trapped in the car it takes off. Krugers glove burst out of the doors window it grabs Nancys mother and pulls her through the door into the house.<P> My favorite horror end bad. This one should too....
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST
It's a Nightmare!!! It's just a Dream, Dream.... No it's a Nightmare!!!!
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST
I can't tell you how awesome this movie is. At one point the main character blows her entire blood supply out of her nose and mouth onto her boss. In any other movie this would have been a dream sequence, but not in DRAG ME TO HELL. This movie was directed by a crazy man... it's like Raimi said "oh, you liked Evil Dead? Well fuck it then, here we go". I'm so used to being disappointed by this kind of thing... but DMTH made my brain pop tonight.
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST
That sounds fecking gross! Sign me up!!! A positive Quint review has my hopes raised on this one. (Jaws fans unite, and all that)
Jan. 28, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST
GET OFF YOUR ASS HBO AND GREENLIGHT THE SONG OF FIRE AND ICE ALREADY
Jan. 28, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST
and even if the other 49% is comprised of Spider-Man 3, i'll be there
Jan. 28, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST
Afterall, Father MacGruder & the nurse were never killed off in Dead Alive. Perhaps a sequel with them & the baby living the life of luxury & decay?
Jan. 28, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST
I love me some Ellen Page, but I hope this finally gets Lohman some recognition-I remember loving her in Matchstick Men when she was "up and coming" but then she kinda disappeared. Hopefully now she'll land in the big time. I hope Im gonna love this, but I know Im gonna be the only person i my circle to do so again. None of my freinds seem to "get" Evil Dead,(or anything to do with Bruce for that matter)and if this is as close to vintage Dead as I'm hearing, I'll be raving about it by myself.
Jan. 28, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST
I'll bet some money Raimi not only new you were there but invited you.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST
Who Cares if this movie is not A EVIL DEAD 4, as long as it is good, let it be! Who cares if it is R or PG, if it is a great movie of horror than let it set along side the greats! I just get so pissy about you geeks on here that want something your never going to get, an EVIL DEAD 4! Sam is doing Spider-Man 4&5 before he would EVIL DEAD 4, so it is still like another ten years away. Wake-up and let the man make films he wants to make and direct, I think this one will be great!
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST
...is all I needed to know to stay away. Watered down, tries-too-hard-to-be-funny, gutless studio BS. Damn. I was really hoping this one would be worthwhile. Now, if it were 70% Evil Dead, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
After seeing TGP, I just don't know how I can ever go back to watching those old gorror-comedies that Raimi and Jackson used to make. If they want to go back to that genre, Jackson's gonna need a LOTR budget and no creative restraints, except he already got that deal and wasted it to make King Kong.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST
by Franklin T Marmoset
And why have I not already seen it?
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST
You've got to be kidding me... That's about the least scary thing I can think of. How on Earth can anyone still want an Evil Dead 4 after Raimi's horrendous Spider-Man films and Bruce's slide into Shatner-esque self parody? Every creator who has gone "back to the well" after so long faces impossible expectations of the new work, and the fanboy backlash is inevitable. Just ask George Lucas. I'd RATHER see an Evil Dead remake with new creative talent than a ridiculous Evil Dead 4 directed by Sam "Weepy Spider-Man" Raimi and starring Bruce "Old Spice" Campbell.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST
"Where the Truth Lies" is some major nudity of the short lil' sexpot.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST
by The Addict
From what I've heard much of, the movies Sam reeally wants to make are films like "For the Love of the Game." Like these tame dramas and stuff, but I think most things he puts out are great. I remember seeing FTLOTG back when it came out and thinking "Yeah, I guess it works," but damn does horror work for him so much more.
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST
to see this movie the moment it comes out.
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST
I've been waiting to see Sam Raimi return to the horror genre and it sounds like he's knocked this one out of the park. Let's hope Peter Jackson is next on the list of directors willing to go back and dabble in the blood and guts.
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST
There should be more kung-fu religious types around...people might give a shit about religion if that were the case. <p> Oh and this sounds pretty damn good, saw a close up of the old gypsy in a movie mag and it made me flinch - ugly old bugger.
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST
The "Hello" reference from Crazy People cracked me up. Nice one Quint!!!
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST
damn straight about Lohman and Where The Truth Lies... She's fucking gorgeous in that movie...and her drugged out lezbo scene is the stuff that dreams are made of...
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST
I feel the same way. That Saturday Night Fever moment in S3 was cringe-inducing.
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST
Quint I definitely agree with you about the script. I was pretty disappointed by it, but saw the potential for it to be entertaining if it included some of Raimi's campiness. Especially with the old lady fight. Glad to see this one turned out well.
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST
This sounds awesome. And in a sorta related story, I saw Ted Raimi once in line at Baja Fresh on Sunset. This was about 2 years ago. The motherfucker was wearing all black with sunglasses on and he was fidgety as shit, like he was on something. He was constantly checking his watch and asking the employee how much longer. There were still a few people in front of him and eventually he couldn't take it -- he grumbled "FUCK," and ran out of there in a hurry. It was absolutely him though. Weird.....very weird.
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST
by future help
pix and Latino Reviews kickass review. CAN NOT WAIT.
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST
by future help
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST
I was a disappointed with SM3 as anyone, but would you really let 3/4ths of a bad movie (what he was trying to do with Sandman was actually pretty good... his birthing scene really worked for me, as he learned how to form himself) discredit the half-dozen awesome movies he's made? Really? The Spider-Man films all have flaws, but on the whole I think the first one is solid and think the second one is great.<BR><BR>Zombieflicker, I'd take that bet. You'd lose and I could use some money.<BR><BR>I don't want to give the impression that this is an Evil Dead movie. It's slicker than those movies, a little more THE GIFT with more Evil Dead influences, but when it does go crazy Evil Dead geeks will be in heaven. It's more than the one throw-back moment in Spider-Man 2, the operation scene, that's for damn sure, but I just wanted to make it clear that it is a return to form for Raimi, a horror film that is both scary and over-the-top fun and a movie that feels in the same universe as the ED movies, but not exactly an ED movie.
Jan. 28, 2009, 11 a.m. CST
As fun and ludicrous as it is, TGP is so over the top for so long it wears on you after a while. I can't wait for this Raimi flick. I don't even need another Evil Dead film having seen "My Name Is Bruce." That pretty much was the sequel we've been waiting for. Certainly had enough classic one-liners.
Jan. 28, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST
on blackmailing banks into giving loans to old gypsies that can't make their payments, then this wouldn't have happened. Thank you Barney, Nancy, Teddy, etc....
Jan. 28, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST
After this site's love affiar with that piece of shit known as My Bloody Valentine in 3-D, I don't think I can put any faith in their horror movie reviews. But, hey, it's Raimi. So, here's hoping.
Jan. 28, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST
Not only did Spiderman 3 suck, but he took a big shit on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth Series. "Legend of the Seeker" is SHIT and you should be ashamed to have screwed over all the fans of the books.
Jan. 28, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST
by S-Mart shopper
I despise PG-13 horror movies, they're in the same category as Date/SuperHero/Disaster Movie flicks. However, if Sam has pulled off a decent horror flick and it happens to be PG13 maybe, just maybe he can turn those teenagers that hang out at the mall and watch those shit movies, onto something worth spending their(or their parents)dollars on...and then this viscious cycle of $20million studio Horror/Comedy crapfests will grind to a halt because the younger audience realises they were being duped.
Jan. 28, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST
Thank you Sam for going back to your roots. I am so there for this movie. Here is hoping this leads to an Evil Dead 4!
Jan. 28, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
Jan. 28, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST
Sounds like a return to form, stoked to see it.
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST
maybe im nitpicking here, but i had to sight skip the parts where you described scenes.
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST
Spider-Man 3 was shit because you made it shit. YOU didn't like the charcter of Venom so YOU ruined it for everyone who did by deliberately fucking the whole thing up.<p>What should've been a solid two-movie arc (Venom into Carnage) turned out to be a steaming pile of recycled turd. (Fucking 'new' Goblin, for fuck's sake!)<p>Here's hoping nobody gives a rat's arse for you returning to the horror teat and you end your career sifting through the shit that Uwe turns down. Twat.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST
"Boo hoo, Raimi is the worst filmmaker ever." Seriously, with every single day I enjoy the idea of a license for moviegoers, where they have to prove that they have what it takes to watch a movie and talk about it afterwards, more and more.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
oh my. that was hilarious. have you ever heard such a comicbook fanboy tirade before? he sounds like he had steam coming out of his ears and his man-boobs were bouncing up and down in anger.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST
Just the one man-boob, son. Your momma's sucking on the other...
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST
First of all Spiderman 3 was a more enjoyable film, flaws and all. It wasn't 98% atrocious like Kingdom of the CG Ass Polyps. And Raimi has always been a fun, crafty director-- but he has never reached the level of genius like The Berg. Raimi made one of his weaker films with SM3, so fucking what? Spielberg proved to us he has completely fucking lost his mind. I really don't think he can recover. From now on-- expect more films like Indy IV. Lets start the reign of terror with TINTIN!! The thing about Raimi, he knows when to return to his roots. Spielberg has now fully lost that ability.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST
Plant get thee out of here and take thy roots with you!!!
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST
by dr sauch
Indy 4 was not a masterpiece. Neither were the other Indy movies. They were all incredibly fun movies, with campy plots and an amazingly charismatic Harrison Ford. I think a lot of people look through the lens of time at the other Indy movies, and associate a lot of nostalgia with them that is understandably not attached to Indy 4. Indy 4 had all the hallmarks of a great Indy movie. My only gripe is with Karen Allen. She phoned it in.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST
Glad you enjoyed it Quinty.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST
I love Sam Raimi but I wasn't so sure about this flick...this review has pushed my worries aside.
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST
they planned on doing reshoots. They are in fact doing reshoots in LA.
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST
by C Legion
After the huge wads of cash Raimi generated with the Spiderman films, surely he could have got an "R" rated horror film greenlit?<p>This may well be an enjoyable film, but we all know it will not be on the same level as the first two Evil Dead films (in terms of all out, fucking nuts horror).
Jan. 28, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST
The Dark Knight was PG13, so I don't assume that PG13 movies are inherently holding back.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST
by Billy Goat
Part of me is thinking, whaddaya mean "don't worry, you don't get a good look at it?!" Goat-men have been severely underrepresented in Hollywood. One of the most recognizable races in fantasy art and literature, and it's hardly ever filmed! TAKE A GOOD LOOK, PUNY HUMANS. <p>OTOH, part of me is thinking, why are the goat-men always the bad guys? (Except for Narnia, of course, but that series is probably dead now.) I mean, seriously, who are the ad wizards who made the goat symbolic of evil? Why not a predator, you know? Something big, with teeth, with muscles? Something SCARY? Sheesh. We're always the scapego... I mean... er... dammit!
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST
Jan. 29, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST
I didn't have much hope for this...but it sounds awesome! I'm THERE.
Jan. 29, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST
has lost it for me,since he made Spiderman 2. <P>And another thing.Remember when cult b-movies were just that? cult. a small group of movie lovers who were dedicated to those,unknown to the general movie public,small movies. <p>Now evil dead is mainstream,you have comics,videogames,demand for a sequel/remake etc etc.I dont know somehow all this over the top publicity,ruin the cult status and nostalgia factor of these b-movies. <p>Anyway i ll check this movie.
Jan. 29, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST
Out of print, somebody knew somebody who had a bad bootleg, all the rental places had it unreturned. Then ancor bay got the rights to it and released it on vhs then dvd, dvd again, dvd again, and again, video games, movie maniacs, sideshowtoys, dvd again, dvd more time for evil dead than any other dvd movie. It used to be the most obscure hard to find fucking film, now it's overly well know...
Jan. 29, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that's what Lamia are... <p> Looks good, though, can't wait to see it!
Jan. 30, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST
Like I said on a previous board this is lifted from Jacques Tourneur's cult classic Night of the Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon). The only difference being a gypsy curse rather than an ancient "rune". Of course the dtory will be dumbed-down but it's still a re-telling of the Casting of the Runes. The only other wise TB on this site is "edslostepisode" for also spotting it. You kids don't know your movies!!
Jan. 31, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST
Is a goddamn badass.
Feb. 3, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST
Sucks shit compared to the other two evil dead films. Not an opinion. Fact.
Feb. 3, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST
Nooooooooooooooo! Just get to the damn point. It's enough to say, "I had the opportunity to see Drag Me to Hell and here's what I thought about it." I'll never understand this site's annoying habit of presenting excessive amounts of exposition before getting to a review. I simply couldn't care less about your thoughts prior to seeing a movie. I've gotten into the habit of skipping the first 10,000 words until I find the relevant part of the article. I started with, "I was proven very, very wrong in my misjudgment of Sam Raimi's ability to execute this story." I'm delighted that the film was good, by the way.
June 1, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
Think of the most mediocre "Tales From the Crypt" episode. Got it in your mind? Focusing on it? Yeah, now picture that with Raimi's name in the credits. This is not a good movie. It will do nothing but piss you off. And I generally like his movies very much.
June 6, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST
by Napolean Solo
Great review btw, but the; <br> "He looked up at me as he walked past and slight recognition crossed his features" <br> Made me laugh my head off. You SO wanted him to recognise you... and he DID NOT Quint, I'm sorry, but he didn't. It osunded like you were talking about a chick. <br> Lmao
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