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I'd honestly say that the remake amped things up on this end.
Amped up the gore and sadism, while failing to create much suspense or distinguish itself from the original, or a lot of other horror flicks cranked out these days. The remake was surprisingly flat. There were a couple of decent touches and that's it. The original had more memorable scenes and created a stronger sense of dread.
I liked the original better but I enjoyed the remake quite immensely. It had some pretty damn good special effects. The character development wasn't as strong but I did like how each and every character was strung through the wringer again and again and again. Pretty cool stuff.
The remake was great! I loved it and that's why it wins. The 1981 film was good but didn't amaze me.
How did this come up naturally?? I like both, but watching the remake just reminded me how much more I liked the sheer insanity of the original.
The Evil Dead was defined by its camp. Remove that and you have just another run-of-the-mill horror movie (i.e., the remake).
The original, easily. It actually cultivates a pervasive sense of dread, and doesn't populate half its cast with people you can't wait to see die (a wait that starts to feel interminable, by the way, as you're inured with endless gore).
The original honestly bored me, especially the first 30 minutes, while the remake had very forgettable characters and it was more unintentionally comical than scary. "The most terrifying film you will ever experience" my ass. I liked the gore effects and how the film looked, but that's it. Going with the original, even though I didn't care much for that one either.
The remake lacked the humor.
It seems the more I watch the remake the less I like I saw it in theaters and thought it was pretty good now I just don't care to watch it anymore but the original is a top notch classic really scary and fun never gets old the original all the way :)
The OG easily.
Rearly does the remake beat the original. And it doesn't here.
I prefer my Evil Dead with a 'The'. The remake's characters aren't half as memorable as the original's and it relies way too much on shock value and gore. Despite this fact, the original is still much more unsettling.
I need to re watch the original so for now it's the Remake which was pretty good.
Pretty obviously the original, but the remake is okay.
Talk about an unnecessary remake. It did nothing for me.
Evil Dead was absolute crap. The Evil Dead takes it, not even a contest.
i'm not sure the original holds up as well after viewing it recently :/