Just got back from seeing Evil Dead and it was fucking great. I'd give it an 8.5/10.
Once the movie really got going I had a smile on my face for the rest of its duration. It was brutal, funny, exciting, and pretty much everything I wanted it to be. The crowd reaction was very similar to when I saw Drag Me to Hell in theaters a few years ago. All the laughing and comments can be pretty annoying but it's pretty funny to see how people unfamiliar with Sam Raimi's style react to that kind of stuff. Having seen the movie I think it's very possible that the whole thing about this not being a remake is true. There was a lot of nods to the original but the story wasn't exactly the same.