October Movie Review: The Evil Dead Series

It’s finally my favorite month of the year: October! Nothing like autumn leaves falling from the trees, nice weather, and my personal favorite, Spookiness! I love Halloween and will always love it. It’s the only time of the year where gore is accepted and you get to dress ugly on purpose. Okay, maybe not everyday. However, it’s still a pretty fun month overall. With spirit of Halloween, I think we should do a horror movie review! Let’s take a look at my favorite Horror movie series of all time. The Evil Dead!

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No, I’m not talking about that garbage of a remake that was released in 2013(Just kidding, it was actually okay)I’m talking about the original one that came out in 1981. The story is the same as the remake. A group of Teenagers go to a cabin in the middle of nowhere and find an evil book by the name of the Necronomicon which is the book of the dead. They also find a recording of a man reciting the evil prayers to summon the evil spirits that the book brings to life. The main character Ash, played by the one and only Bruce Campbell. soon finds most of his friends possessed by the evil spirits that were summoned by the book and it doesn’t turn out too well. I won’t spoil the rest because I feel that if you’re a fan of horror movies, this is a must watch. Yeah, the effects look cheesy, but in my opinion that’s what makes them scarier. We’ve become too dependent of CGI that people forgot that even the simplest stuff can be scary.

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Now seeing that there’s a sequel, I’m sure you can tell that Ash survived the first one. But for some reason, he decided to go back to the same Cabin and with a new girlfriend. Jeez, you’d think he would have learned from the first movie? Well, this movie can get a lot of mixed reviews. Fun fact! The famous saying “Dead by Dawn” in this movie is also the title of song by the Death Metal band Deicide which in respects is a tribute song to this movie. Again, this movie is a mixed feelings one. Some people love it, some people hate it. I personally love it. If you love the first one, this one is just as great of a movie. However, I will warn you that this movie has a little more of comedic side to it instead of full horror. But as long as you don’t take it too seriously, I’m sure it’s a movie that is definitely enjoyable.

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Last but definitely not least, Army of Darkness! This movie is very different from the last two. I wouldn’t say it’s a horror movie either. It’s more of an action movie. To be honest I didn’t really like it at first. But I decided to give it a couple more tries and now it’s one of my favorite movies of all time. This is a direct follow up to The Evil Dead 2 and it seems kind of strange how Ash ends up in the medieval times. Yeah, it sounds really really weird and not like an Evil Dead movie but trust me, if you just give it a chance you may like it. So if you have nothing better to do on Halloween, why don’t you give these movies a try. I’m sure you’ll love them as I do myself. Well have a Happy October everyone! 20 more days until Halloween and still counting!

Halloween!

Last night was halloween- and man was it fun! Though it was rainy, which really bummed me out because I wanted to go trick or treating, my friends and I still dressed up and enjoyed the holiday. I ended up being a bird and my favorite costume that I saw was the green monster Mike from Monsters Inc. St Xavier hosted a halloween party in the Andrew Center for all of us students and between the DJ and free pizza, it was the most successful and fun event thus far hosted by St Xaves! This holiday, more so than any other, makes me remember one thing: How much I love being a kid.

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And yes, please notice the present tense of that statement. Getting dressed up on halloween and seeing my friends dressed up gives me giddy sensation that is so innocent it reminds me that childhood isn’t dead. Halloween gives me an excuse to wear the irregular, the imaginative, the questionable combinations that I would never wear anymore; but when I was a child, I had no fear. I don’t think it was a lack of fear, more so a lack of fashion sense, but none the less I was more free as a child.

Another thing that made me appreciate the child in me was how disappointed I was that I didn’t get to go trick or treating. I’ve legitimately gone every year except for this year. There’s just something about running around with my friends in costumes giggling, knocking on strangers doors, and getting free candy that makes my year. My Sophomore year my friends and I started donating the majority of our candy to our local hospital’s program so kids who couldn’t trick or treat got candy too… and candy makes you fat:p

Anyway, Halloween is awesome, dressing up in costumes is awesome, and so is childhood!!!

’til next time!