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Remake fails to live up to cult success of ‘Evil Dead’

Friday, April 5, 2013
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The remake of Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead” has several genuinely hair-raising moments and presents, for your edification and enjoyment, some of the most graphic horror violence ever presented on the screen. But Fede Alvarez’s homage to the original “Cabin in the Woods” tale lacks the offhanded goofiness, the brittle jokes — visual and otherwise — of young people, in that wooded cabin, facing death at the hands of something supernatural....

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