Here's a fairly good assessment and one we concur with based on all the Twitter chatter. Even Ryan Turek, managing editor of horror-loving ShockTilYouDrop, acknowledges that people seem to be divided on the movie.
What I'm getting: Tepid reaction to Evil Dead from the more discriminating; enthusiastic response from those looking for gory good time.— Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) March 9, 2013
EVIL DEAD is absolutely orgasmic, it will make you bleed out various orifices profusely and you'll love it!!!!— Harry Knowles (@headgeek666) March 9, 2013
If you're looking for gore and/or fan service, EVIL DEAD has it. If you want anything else, there are nice DVDs of the original movies.— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) March 9, 2013