We’re back at the theater for another new horror film release — our most anticipated of 2023 — “Evil Dead Rise”. Is it another franchise hit?
There is nothing we can say about our love of Evil Dead that has not already been said by Deadites around the world. So, it was a no-brainer that we were going to give Evil Dead Rise the Special Edition treatment. This is one of our most anticipated movies of the year, and we could not wait to talk about it.
No matter your personal opinion of the movies, there is little arguing that Evil Dead is one of the most consistent horror franchises out there. Through sequels, remakes, and television series, it always delivers a strong product. We had little worries that we were in for a good movie, but that does not mean we did not have some trepidation going in.
One of the things Evil Dead is known for its wacky humor. The latest installment is closer to the 1981 original than the rest of the series. While it has some moments of humor, this is a mean horror movie. We talked about how well this tonal change worked.
We also compare it to the subject of last week’s special edition. Renfield catered to horror fans, while Evil Dead Rise invited in mainstream audiences while having some fan service. The box office results demonstrate how well that worked.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we talked about Renfield and why it was a huge success — at least to us.
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Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partner in crime Blake Heath discuss indie and genre movies you have have never heard of, the ones you cannot hear enough about, and the ones you never want to hear about again.
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True Detective: Night Country was over before it began and we have a lot to talk about. We also discuss just how close the world came to getting a Truth or Dare 2 (not the Madonna version). But the strangest news of the week just may have been who has been attached the the Bee Gees biopic.
Night of the Cobra Woman is a strange movie. The story of a woman who is bit by a cobra who apparently has to sleep with men to remain young never really materializes. A person’s first appearance sees assault then kill a woman while his last scene is him saving the day. People realize their significant others are in danger and just leave. Nothing makes sense and it looks like everyone involved had no idea what they were doing. At least the make up effects were good.
Stopmotion is the exact opposite. The story of a talented artist who becomes obsessed with their work is not new to horror. But the performances, effects, and storytelling in the film are fantastic. Though this is live action, it also includes some great animated moments. The horror is expertly done and there is something for all genre fans to enjoy.
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Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror. You can reach us personally or on Twitter @AdventuresinMo1.
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