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Evil Dead: The Musical
« on: May 09, 2008, 08:22:28 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Dead:_The_Musical

How come I haven't heard of this?  Downloading now.  If I don't pass out in the next hour, I'll start watching it and report back.  Because, wow...

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 09:53:32 PM »
Holy...shit.  Now, I'm really, terribly drunk.  But, let me say, this is amazing so far.  But I do know it should never be watched sober.

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 09:56:08 PM »
It actually has laugh out loud moments... Amazing.

They retcon the whole thing.  It's a combination of Evil Dead 1 and 2 with everything we know from the franchise built in.  So the Bruce Campbell character isn't second fiddle.  He's S-Mart Ash from the get-go.

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 09:57:22 PM »
This is the modern day Rocky Horror.

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 09:58:36 PM »
"Oh, come on.  What could possibly go wrong with five college students breaking into an abandoned cabin in the woods when nobody knows where we are?"

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 10:00:40 PM »
They add a strange depth to Evil Dead 1, as well.  The fifth wheel girl is explained away as Ash's sister... Which makes me want to watch the actual movie again with that in mind.

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 10:10:03 PM »
Oh, brutally graphic tree-rape is omitted.  Shame on them. 

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 07:57:24 PM »
I'm up for this!

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Evil Dead fans rejoice! There's finally an update on the latest film in the horror franchise, Evil Dead Rise. The movie will make its way straight to HBO Max, skipping a cinema release entirely. It will also be produced by New Line Cinema, the studio that released the film that kicked off the whole franchise 40 years ago.

Acclaimed horror director Sam Raimi, who created and directed the three movies that make up the original trilogy — The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), and Army of Darkness (1993) — won't be returning to helm this one. Instead, he'll join trilogy star Bruce Campbell behind the scenes, as they'll both serve as producers on the project, alongside Robert Tapert, who produced all three movies.

The new movie will serve as a sequel to the original trilogy as it follows a pair of estranged sisters in the city whose reunion is interrupted by the rise of some flesh-possessing demons, forcing them into battle for their very survival. The Mist's Alyssa Sutherland is set to star, along with Picnic at Hanging Rock's Lily Sullivan. Lee Cronin (The Hole In the Ground) will write and direct, having been chosen by both Raimi and Campbell. The movie will shoot on location in New Zealand.

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2023, 10:17:05 AM »
Okay, so who's watched the re-re-reboot?

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2023, 01:20:44 PM »
Not yet, but my colleague said he'd go again if I wanted to see it in the Theatre because it' "that good."

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2023, 02:02:53 PM »
So...Evil Dead Rises is a fucking embarrassing insult. They're influenced by the source material only in that someone in their 20s might have sat down at one point and watched the trailers for the first three movies, then filled in the blanks from there. Like, literally, every catch phrase is from the old trailers. Nothing deeper track than that.

It lacks the humor of the original by 110%, and it also misses the whole point of the strong hero. Here it's all hopeless and sad and gory and violent. We get a last girl, but it's not a new Bruce Campbell. She's more or less the last girl because the ham-fisted fuckery of a script knows there has to be a last girl. As in, she's surviving because they need her to survive for their thin excuse of a narrative and not because of her wits or sheer bloody-mindedness.

We get save the cat roughly every five minutes. Which gets annoying fast.

Puzzling because they have an old shotgun-wielding dude as their neighbor and it feels like, long before this script got raped by the studio, that that character was supposed to be Bruce Campbell and they maybe wanted to do a torch-handing to the new girl. I would have been completely on board with that. But, like every single agonizing moment of this fucking ass-suck movie, it's a wasted opportunity. 
 

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2023, 07:23:29 PM »
Oh, that's disappointing to hear.

Also, everyone I know under the age of 30 loved this movie. I think this says something about how tastes have shifted, and that we're old fuddy-duddies now.

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Re: Evil Dead: The Musical
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2023, 09:34:14 AM »
Oh, that's disappointing to hear.

Also, everyone I know under the age of 30 loved this movie. I think this says something about how tastes have shifted, and that we're old fuddy-duddies now.

Dude, this is a 70s franchise. Within The Woods was 78, and Evil Dead proper was 80. So I would say tastes have indeed shifted. And.....that's fine. I would have preferred a well handled full-on remake (like they tried to do in 2013) over this... Evil Dead Rise is obsessed with the source material but doesn't understand it. Something ED2013 avoided in favor of doing a "re-imagining."

So, basically, we're looking at a Prometheus vs. the source material situation here.