My FAN MADE trailer for a sequel to the 2013 horror reboot Evil Dead. With all the horror reboots/remakes that have been released within the past decade, it's surprising that not very many of them got sequels. After all, aren't reboots supposed to, you know, reboot the franchises? But, yeah, I think out of all of the reboots, Evil Dead may be the most deserving of a sequel.
Evil Dead 2013 was such a dark, atmospheric, masterful, triumphant film that led to the most epic cinematic horror finale ever. Fede Alvarez is an absolute genius director and Don't Breathe (which elevated home invasion horror into an art form) is further proof of that. And Jane Levy is such a perfect final girl with an insane range. Her Evil Dead character, Mia, seamlessly and naturally became this generation's Ash Williams, without feeling like a forced gender swap. And did anybody else notice the film was a great allegory about recovering from drug abuse and how it affects the people around you?
And I love how Evil Dead was more of a reboot than a remake, which is a direction that the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 also took (and it was also one of the superior horror revivals). The film takes the overall idea of the original film and builds something completely new around it. New characters, new story, new events. But it still respects the original. By going this route, it smartly introduces the essence of the property to a new audience while still giving the original fans something fresh. It doesn't say, "The original didn't happen," and it's possible that it could even take place in the same universe as the original. I think reboots that just straight-up redo the originals are more beneficial when the originals are weak and outdated, like Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes.
Do you think a sequel to Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead would be...groovy?
**This video was made purely for fun.
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