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- Oct 25, 2017
I put "remake" in quotes because this part is unnecessarily complicated, as is par for the course for the Evil Dead franchise. The creators of the 2013 Evil Dead movie say its a reboot of the franchise, a remake of the original, and a direct sequel to the original film all at once. That being said, the film still succeeds at what it intended to do. The original film has not aged all that well, especially when compared to it's vastly superior "sequel" The Evil Dead 2. The 2013 remake managed to be better in almost every single aspect than the original, and actually manages to make the franchise's signature comedically over the top gore actually frightening. The production value is insane and all of the characters are actually well developed with a story that goes to absolutely insane places. I would say the closest contender is 2017's IT remake, which is fantastic, but the original IT TV movie is still considered a flawed yet classic horror movie while the original Evil Dead aged far worse and benefitted more from a franchise reboot.