Over at Adventures in Poor Taste, I wrote up a review on the recent remake of "The Evil Dead".
A warning beforehand: LOTS of spoilers, as I talk about specific plot points. But basically, I appreciated that it deviated from the original while keeping a few familiar elements; it's the way I like remakes to be done. However, it put more focus on action and gore than setting any sort of atmosphere or trying to be spooky (whereas the original struck a good balance).
Overall, though, it was pretty good.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Getting pretty close to the bottom of the franchise, with just one left to go. Before that, however, we've got to get through "Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation", reviewed as an exclusive for Adventures in Poor Taste.
A mid-series continuity "reboot", the film actually has fuck all to do with "Silent Night, Deadly Night", merely leeching off the brand name for marketing purposes. Despite that, it's still more enjoyable than the last two sequels.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Next up in my exclusive trip through the "Silent Night, Deadly Night" franchise for Adventures in Poor Taste is "Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!"
This would be the last film in the series to follow the ongoing narrative of Ricky Caldwell, this time played by horror veteren Bill Moseley. It had a lot going for it, but no killer Santa. That's a big no-no.