Most remakes are greeted with dread, but once in a while a remake gets made that the fans of the original are eager to see and this remake is one. Things have changed in the version, gone is the comedy and a much darker tone settles in and with it a slow build up. The thing that this update does well is the build up, the woods are really menacingly shot as dark shadows hang over the lodge. Some of the quick flash images unsettle as it hints at what we are wanting to happen and when they do some of the old school effects are brilliant, as the cast slowly start to become possessed and disfigure themselves to startling effects, faces get slashed, skulls get stoved, tongues get slices and limbs get severed, not to mention a nail gun attack. Also a nice rug-pull of you expect who will survive is a good addition to the formular. But there are a few niggles, The back story opening is unneeded, the characters are poorly written ( a fault with the original ) so you don't care who survives and the demon smack down at the end is a little under-whelming. But it's the bloody onslaught that counts and this does deliver by the bucket loads.A few niggles a side this should give most fans what they were wanting and please new fans to give us a sequel.
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 Remake.
Dawn Of The Dead 2004 Remake.
Night Of The Demons 2010 Remake.
The Evil Dead Trilogy.