Yes- this is a total nod to the 32 year old film by the same name.
Five 20somethings hole themselves up in a remote cabin to help one kick her drug addiction. One of them unwittingly sums up long dormant demons who end up possessing the 5, one by one, led by the druggie. After all, isn’t drug addiction demonic possession?
This re-make is probably the bloodiest, goregy (gore orgy) you’ll see all year. Co-writer/director Fede Alvarez ramps up the blood and gore with each possession, turning it into a slapstick bloodbath that had me dissolving in laughter. Does that make me sick???
I usually hate goregys but this one isn’t at all mean-spirited. It beckons you to get in on the joke of over-the-top violence.