Thursday, 13 December 2666

Welcome to "Beyond Nasty"

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Evil Dead (2013) - Will's Review

Right up front, I'm going to stick a big fat "Will Recommends" on this. If you haven't seen it yet, go do so; don't read this review, and don't read any publicity materials. In fact no: make sure you have seen at least the first 2 original Evil Dead

Still here? You've hopefully already seen the film then, so this will be less of a review, and more my side of a discussion about why it was clever / great.

One more thing - did you watch the closing credits? All of them? If not; back you go... I'll wait.

Evil Dead 2013 - Lisa's Review

This week, the 2013 remake of Evil Dead, again starring Bruce Campbell.  A group of young attractive types who go to a cabin in the woods and upon stumbling across the Necronomicon (book of the dead) they manage inadvertantly to release evil spirits.  All kinds of hell, possession and murder ensues.

That's not to say this is a bad movie, it is far from it.  It is enjoyable enough as a stand-alone movie.  It's when you start to compare it to the original that we encounter problems.

Sadly none of the cast (apart from Campbell) are memorable and although the movie is not played for laughs like the original, there are parts which will genuinely make you giggle (which certainly was not the intended effect).  The gore is a bit OTT and what a human body seems able to take before expiring is indeed inhuman!  I suppose believability is not something one should expect from a movie about possession and the evil dead, sadly though, I do.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Week 119 - Evil Dead (2013)

Year: 2013
Reviews / Author Comments due: 31/08/2013
Reason for Inclusion: remake / new chapter in the series that started with the DPP classic
BBFC Status: Passed uncut in 2013
More Info: Wikipedia, IMDB

Feel free to use the comments section of this post to add your own reviews and thoughts about this movie.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Within The Woods - Will's Review

I struggle to get a full length review from most 90 minute movies, so how well I'll fair with a half hour student film, we shall see...

But of course, this isn't just any 30 minute student film... This is Sam Rami's, Bruce Campbell staring, student film, about 4 friends who head off to a cabin in the woods, where they disturb an ancient evil; in other words this is Evil Dead 0: The Prototype.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Within The Woods - Lisa's Review

A novel one this week.  A mere 32 minutes long and a short movie by Sam Raimi that went on to be remade with a significantly larger budget as Evil Dead.

It starred mostly Mr Raimi's friends, but he was lucky enough to have Bruce Campbell in it also!!  (not that you would know... he shows none of his characteristic massive persona in this offering).

This movie was released in 1978 and any surviving copies are very difficult to watch due to the quality of the recording.  It is available on Youtube if you want a nosey.

What can I say?  I thought that mostly it was gawd awful.  Dated in a way that is difficult to get past (for me at least) and with a budget soooo low, you wonder how on earth he managed to get funding for Evil Dead.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

week 118 - Within The Woods (bootleg)

Year: 1978
Reviews / Author Comments due: 24/08/2013
Reason for Inclusion: Short movie version of DPP classic The Evil Dead, made before the original.
BBFC Status: Never Submitted
More Info: Wikipedia, IMDB
DVD: No official release 


Feel free to use the comments section of this post to add your own reviews and thoughts about this movie.