My 2 cents on "The Evil Dead" being remade
Well today, November 18th, 2004, will probably go down in horror genre history as one of THE most shocking days ever. Why? Because today it was announced, that Sam Raimis "The Evil Dead", is gonna get the remake treatment, courtesy of the people behind "The Grudge", Ghost House pictures. The question is, why? The film is only 23 going on 24 years old. It's younger than "Halloween", and younger than "Friday the 13th" by just 1 year. Why remake a film that isn't that old? A film that doesn't even need a remake? Earlier it was reported that Raimi was interested in doing an "Evil Dead 4". Ones gotta wonder now if that will happen or not. Personally, I see this as one of THE most pointless remakes in a long while. Most films are remade for 2 reasons... A) They're extremely old, from like the B&W era or B) The original was subpar and someone feels they can create what should've been and show it to a totally new audience. "Evil Dead" was a great film, and it was in the era of color TV, so what reasons could Raimi possibly have for wanting to remake this movie? However, while I and many other horror fans may be against it, from todays news, it looks like it's gonna happen no if ands or buts about it. Maybe Raimi felt a 4th film would bastardize the series. Or maybe they never got a good enough script. Then again, maybe a remake is a way of gearing this new age audience up to go out and check out the original and it's sequels, while plans for a 4th film are still in the works. We may never know for sure, but one good thing has come from all this. It keeps Ash out of "Freddy vs Jason 2".
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