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Evil Dead(2013) 14 37.84%
Cabin in the Woods 23 62.16%
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Evil Dead(2013) Vs. Cabin in the Woods(2012)

Both are practically remakes of the original The Evil Dead so which one is the better film to you.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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I love them both, and own Cabin In the Woods on Blu-Ray, but voted for The Evil Dead remake, because it was really gory, more gory than Cabin In The Woodswhich is how I love my horror films to be, and I will be purchasing the Evil Dead remake July 16th. Complete turn around for me, because when the Evil Dead remake was announced over a year ago, I was dead set against the remake, until earlier this year, I saw the first Red Band trailer, then I changed my mind, and actually saw it April 5th, and again two weeks later, which for me, I don't see movies more than once theatrically before they come out on Blu-Ray.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
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I haven't seen The Evil Dead remake yet, but the trailers for Evil Dead entertained me a hell of a lot more than all of Cabin in the Woods did. I really don't understand all of the love that Cabin in the Woods got. Every ten years or so, a filmmaker comes along and seems to think that they have to do something clever and different with the horror genre. No, you don't. The genre is just fine without some pompous filmmakers thinking they're clever enough to "re-invent" it. More filmmakers need to find better and more clever ways to unsettle the viewer rather than point and laugh and old cliche's that have been pointed and laughed at to death at which point you actually become that which you are attempting to parody.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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Every ten years or so, a filmmaker comes along and seems to think that they have to do something clever and different with the horror genre.
Clever and different are good things in my book. I thought Cabin in the Wood was a Evil Dead remake for about twenty minutes, but then it became something else. Hey, I'm not even a Joss Whedon fanboy (never seen an episode of Buffy!), but I thought the screenplay quite good. I haven't seen the actual Evil Dead remake, but I think I get the gist from the trailer, something you can't quite say about Cabin in the Woods (not the trailer I saw anyway).
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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Clever and different are good things in my book. I thought Cabin in the Wood was a Evil Dead remake for about twenty minutes, but then it became something else. Hey, I'm not even a Joss Whedon fanboy (never seen an episode of Buffy!), but I thought the screenplay quite good. I haven't seen the actual Evil Dead remake, but I think I get the gist from the trailer, something you can't quite say about Cabin in the Woods (not the trailer I saw anyway).
Hey, I'm all for doing something different. What I'm saying is take clever and different in a scary and unsettling direction other than constantly pointing out and bringing attention to the cliche's in horror movies cause poking fun at the cliche's in the horror genre is becoming a cliche' in itself. It's tired already.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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I haven't seen The Evil Dead remake yet, but the trailers for Evil Dead entertained me a hell of a lot more than all of Cabin in the Woods did. I really don't understand all of the love that Cabin in the Woods got. Every ten years or so, a filmmaker comes along and seems to think that they have to do something clever and different with the horror genre. No, you don't. The genre is just fine without some pompous filmmakers thinking they're clever enough to "re-invent" it. More filmmakers need to find better and more clever ways to unsettle the viewer rather than point and laugh and old cliche's that have been pointed and laughed at to death at which point you actually become that which you are attempting to parody.
This is a very interesting point, one I don't necessarily agree with, but I think I get where you're coming from. I honestly don't think the filmmakers are shitting on the old cliches, I think the "real movie reviewers" just get refreshed that it is a little different and respond generally more positive and certain fans are just so into that stuff, they get all the references and they nerd out on it because that's what they get off on. Case in point, Scream 4 seems to have been written by an internet slasher forum fanboy, and all the dialogue relating to that turned me off, although the movie was still enjoyable because everyone knows the so called slasher rules were broken beyond recognition before the genre even started. And as such, I agree, eventually, these films just become what they're parodying by doing this. No one is Einstein by pointing out to us the flaws in logic in horror movies throughout the ages, realistically, suspension of disbelief is required in even the best in the genre. And the parodying has been done forever even before Scream, let alone Cabin in the Woods, so they're just doing the old gags better. Fine by me, but it is what it is. I think it's the culture of the fanbase, but I don't at all think I'm cooler than the regular audience because someone on the screen referenced Peeping Tom by name.

Cabin in the Woods is the exception where it just does everything so well, it can do what it wants and it is absolutely amazing, but to me the meat and potatoes of the genre is still the regular old horror movie because an entire subgenre that play off the cliches would be so tiresome. That's where the Evil Dead remake came in and blew me away. It was a regular horror movie that looked amazing, had tons of action and suspense and the bloodshed was unparalleled. It reminded me of being 11 again, on the edge of my bed watching the original Evil Dead for the first time. Even by 11, horror movies didn't actually scare me, but wow, Evil Dead came the closest. I never looked at the original Evil Dead as humorous back then, so I felt like I was 11 re-living Evil Dead all over again with the remake being just unrelenting. I always loved Evil Dead II and AOD, but I liked the original best because it was more of a horror film, which is what I paid to see. As the years passed, I obviously understood the humor and Raimi's overall tone that ED has, but now I have an ED flick in my collection that replicates that feeling I got when I first saw the original, and that's badass to me.

You can't please everybody and most of these people don't want to be pleased anyways, but I'm happy that I enjoyed the remake because I really hoped I would. Most negative opinions on it revolve around the movie not being a total copy of the original, but those same people would have liked Raimi's style better anyways if the new one did veer onto that path, so they likely weren't destined to enjoy it in the first place. To me, it almost seemed like a natural progression in the series. ED 1 was very much a horror film, but had its quirks, Evil Dead 2 was very a much a horror comedy, Army of Darkness was barely a horror movie at all, in the remake we got a rather serious horror film... as serious as demons in the woods can be.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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I've seen them both but it's too early to decide. I enjoyed each, but haven't had time to let them sink in with repeat viewings.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #8
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I enjoyed Cabin in the Woods a lot, but thought the Evil Dead remake was lousy.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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I enjoyed Cabin in the Woods a lot, but thought the Evil Dead remake was lousy.
My thoughts too. Some people don't understand irony or satire.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:27 PM   #10
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Cabin In The Woods, no contest.

The Evil Dead remake was atrocious.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #11
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To me Evil Dead didn't have any likability like Cabin in the Woods has Marty was so fun and broke the sterotype of the pothead character by being smart and Cabin had intelligence and shouldve been as groundbreaking as Scream. As for Evil Dead(2013) it was pointless. Fans have been asking for a Part 4 for years but we got was a thrown together film that is a disresecptull to the true Evil Dead & Horror fans.

Ive preordered it and I'm going to try and give it a scend chance.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #12
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To me Evil Dead didn't have any likability like Cabin in the Woods has Marty was so fun and broke the sterotype of the pothead character by being smart and Cabin had intelligence and shouldve been as groundbreaking as Scream. As for Evil Dead(2013) it was pointless. Fans have been asking for a Part 4 for years but we got was a thrown together film that is a disresecptull to the true Evil Dead & Horror fans.

Ive preordered it and I'm going to try and give it a scend chance.
Disrespectful. D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T-F-U-L. Disrespectful.

Use it in a sentence, please. "ThisEvilBastard is disrespectful towards the English language."

I'll let a few things slide, like people who use "The Shinning" and "Bird With the Crystal Plummage", but man, you aren't even close on "disrespectful".
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #13
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Disrespectful. D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T-F-U-L. Disrespectful.

Use it in a sentence, please. "ThisEvilBastard is disrespectful towards the English language."
Paff, I'm quite certain disresecptull is simply an archaic word you and all others simply don't know the meaning of.

Mikey, I thought parts of Cabin were unsettling. Anyway, it was fun and different. Not what I expected going in, and I had a good time. They've been making light of the cliches in horror films for almost as long as they've been making horror films. If it's well made and smartly written I applaud the effort.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #14
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I can't decide either. I would have to re-watch each of them. Find out which had better quotes and such and then make a call. I have a feeling Cabin in the Woods has the edge on characters but Evil Dead remake has the edge on gore/kills.

Have you seen it yet?
He has... he even took the time to post a 6 hour rant about that on you tube.

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Yes I have and its the worst remake ive seen.
The film makes the Nightmare on Elm Street & Halloween remakes seem as the same qualty as their original
Clearly you donīt know your priorities or even the evaluation of the given subject.

First, Evil Dead is not a remake, it is a reboot planned to merge both franchises. Second, while I respect your disliking for the Evil Dead "reboot", I think it is absolutely distasteful and a great lack of respect to put the new Nightmare On Elm Street and the new Halloween on the same level of their originals.

Third, what is "qualty", do you mean "quality". There is no excuse for making so many mistakes because when you a writing a post, if you write something the wrong way the word will have a red line underneath it, at least my computer works this way.

Fourth, Busta still cannot act!
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cabin in the woods, no contest.

The evil dead remake was atrocious.
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