It had potential in the first act but by the end it became a poor man's Exorcist.
Jim Carrey's first dramatic role is still one of my favorites. The story itself says a lot with our society's obsession with watching people's lives in the form of reality television. With reality television hitting its peak nearly 10 years after its original release, I would say it is more relevant nowadays than compared to way back in '98.
Right after finishing The Evil Dead, I made Evil Dead II my third film for my October horror moviethon list. I had already known that the two sequels following the original were quite different in tone when compared to the original so I was already prepared. With this in mind, I was still put off by the initial silliness when compared to the straight horror of the original, but as the movie went on, I became more engrossed as one…