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.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partners in crime Danny Martinez and 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.
We begin with a talk about two of this year’s biggest and most controversial releases. The latest Indiana Jones film was met with a mixed reaction at Cannes. Meanwhile, on this side of the ocean the director of The Flash releases a huge spoiler. How is this good news for Indy and bad news for the DCEU?
One of our most popular episodes was a show we did centered around erotic thrillers. For whatever reason, we have not covered one in a long time. This week we return to the subject with a fresh take on the genre out of Argentina. The Attachment Diaries is a stylish neo noir that tackles some heady topics. The film is well-written, boasts two strong lead performances, and is unafraid to get graphic. But does pacing and an abrupt ending destroy all the good will?
There are arguably more movies about sharks than any other subject. There were so many that it was almost impossible to fin this week’s feature on Tubi. Shark in Venice proves the number of good ones is much smaller. Are two big name stars (at least, the siblings of A-listers) enough to save a plot that is unsure of what it wants to be?
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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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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.