Went and saw Evil Dead last night and found it a worthy homage to the original. Decent enough cast, excellent practical special effects (not a single CGI shot in the entire film), and a story that while not spectacular (who goes to a horror movie for the story?) did a much better job of introducing characters and making sense of the "evil". Five friends gather at a cabin to help one of them (Mia - Jane Levy) as she detoxes from heroin. Shit starts going south after the group discovers a grisly scene in the basement and a book that's bound in flesh and wrapped with barbed wire. High school teacher, Eric's (Lou Tayler Pucci), curiosity gets the better of him as he opens the book and reads a passage, unleashing an unspeakable evil. I welcomed the addition of Mia's detoxing as it allowed the rest of the group to dismiss her early hysterics as part of the process. Shiloh Fernandez was decent in the movie as Mia's estranged brother, David, as were the remaining cast; the smokin Jessica Lucas as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore as Natalie. There were also quite a few nods to the original as well as Evil Dead 2, such as the score and a cameo by "the car" (Raimi fans should know which car I'm talking about). While this film has been billed as a "remake", after seeing it there is definitely a case for it taking place years later in the same universe as the original trilogy. Adding to this notion are the recent comments from Bruce Campbell stating that they are in the early stages of producing Army of Darkness 2 as well as a follow-up to this Evil Dead release and are hoping for a seventh film that brings both series together. If you're a fan of Evil Dead, you will likely enjoy this movie. If you're a horror fan in general, you will likely enjoy this movie. If you've seen Cabin in the Woods...you'll probably find a few things funnier than there were intended to be, but you should still enjoy this movie. Are you planning to see it? Have you seen it? What did you think?