You can't go home again.
During the previews I saw trailers for two remakes, two new movies which are basically the same film, which was already made and was called the Strangers the first time, and at least three films which used the popular song "Thrift-shop" as it's hook. I went to see a remake tho, a remake which was itself already remade as a sequel which told the exact same story, not to mention the fact that the original story was a remake of a 15 minute proof of concept that they used to fund raise to make the original... but I digress.
Did a new Evil Dead need to be made? Probably not, but Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell gave their blessing to it by producing, so who am I to say nay? It's the same story you already know, and may or may not love. Heck if you saw Cabin in the Woods last year you know exactly what modern film techniques are capable of doing with that story and all the tropes that surround it. The biggest guessing game you'll have during the movie is trying to figure out which character is Ash. I won't give anything away and tell you the number of survivors or any distinguishing characteristics. The fans know what to look for and know that it's never over until it's actually over.
If this is your first time seeing an Evil Dead film, and I'm sure there will be a few who walk into the theater unfamiliar with the franchise, you're in for a treat. This film has as much gore, per square inch of reel than probably any other horror film coming out this year. There's a few laugh lines too, if you've got a macabre sense of humor.
If you're looking for cameos stay through the credits, the only one you'll see on screen prior to that is Sam's car. And I guess that's all that needs to be said, except I enjoyed it. I'll give it a 7.5 out of 10. Even though I was expecting the jumps and the cringe moments the delivery was on par with any of the greats and the sound team did an excellent job making some of those noises truly cringe worthy. I left the theater with the tag line from Texas Chainsaw Massacre running through my head, "Who will survive, and what will be left of them."