‘Evil Dead’ Images and Set Photos: Sam Raimi’s Horror Cult Classic Revisited

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This year’s Evil Dead is that rare cult horror movie remake arriving with a proper endorsement from the filmmaker responsible for the original property. In fact, Sam Raimi both produced and co-wrote the project, in addition to bringing on director Fede Alvarez to realize his dream from over thirty years ago – by telling the most grotesque and terrifying campfire story imaginable.

The red band trailers compile stomach-churning scares and disgusting moments from the film, demonstrating just how committed Alvarez and Raimi are when it comes to meeting that challenge. However, anyone who is interested in seeing the Evil Dead cast in action when things are calmer, should look over newly-released set photos, official stills and what appear to be high-definition screen grabs.

Check them out below (for more, head over to FilmoFilia):


Evil Dead, like Raimi’s original 1981 film, pits a cast of lesser-known actors (Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore and Lou Taylor Pucci) against supernatural forces residing in the woods, after one of them foolishly reads from the Book of the Dead. The remake also incorporates a drug addiction and family tragedy subplot to give it more substance, in addition to material from Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) making the characters seem more like actual young people, not just Hollywood cliches. Similarly, Alvarez is including certain stylistic touches and elements that nod directly to the Evil Dead legacy – though, a Bruce Campbell cameo is (supposedly) not one of them.

Look for Evil Dead in theaters on April 5th, 2013, and share you thoughts about the remake in the comments section.


Source: FilmoFilia



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  1. I can not WAIT for this remake. I watched the original when I was a little boy n scared the crap out of me!! After seeing the red band trailer and knowing Sami Raimi is part of the project make this upcoming horror a instant future horror classic (as the orginal already is)
    Strap on your diapers people cuz you’re in to sh*t your pants in the theater!! Lol

    • Huh? Me and my sis watched the original at the age of 7 and 9 respectively, at night in our room with the lights off, and all we saw in the movie was stupid gore, with not a sign of horror anywhere. We thought we’d try and see it since we had heard it was so scary, but it failed to scare us two kids.

      I don’t know, maybe it’s a movie that’s only scary in the theater, but I found both the first and second one (haven’t watched the third) to be gory films with crappy acting and nothing actually scary. I really hope the new one has some actual scares, because the old one sure wasn’t, at least for me.

      But here’s hoping this time it will be different.

      • Ok I can understand the sentiment of bad acting as in the end of the day it was a b-rated movie, But to say there was no horror in there, it’s possible you didn’t quite understand the movie at the age 7-9 respectively. ie- tree rape scene, demonic possessions, limb chopping. Ok yes is was gory was tacky but it was a low budget late 70/early 80s movie. Hence what makes this remake even more worthy to look forward too.
        And apologies for any use of profanity earlier.

        • yup, the poor acting I can understand (that kind of acting is actually great for a few laughs, God knows I laughed like crazy in the beginning of the second movie), but apart from the tree rape scene, I’ve not seen anything remotely scary in the movie, with the limb chopping feeling the most crazy part to me but not scary at all. And I’m someone who gets scared easily (I’m still not over Mama, scared me a lot), so maybe Evil Dead is something out of my understanding, haha.

          But I’ll surely be watching the new one if it manages to get even a few positive reviews.

          • Man, I saw the first one when I was 16 and couldn’t sleep for days although my fave is the second (which was obviously trying to play for laughs, the thir is also awesome too).

            Can’t wait for this. My most anticipated movie of this year.

  2. I can not WAIT for this remake. I watched the original when I was a little boy n scared the cr*p out of me!! After seeing the red band trailer and knowing Sami Raimi is part of the project make this upcoming horror a instant future horror classic (as the original already is a cult classic)
    Strap on your diapers people cuz you’re in to s**t your pants in the theater!! Lol

    • No profanity please.

  3. ^Sorry didnt let me upload the first link so tried again^

  4. Asking now how long it will take to forget this, my bet is 10 minutes

  5. I honestly think, Campbell will appear last minute or something, but regardless I am very excited for this movie, I love practical effects more than anything else, and I’m looking forward to this gorefest <3

  6. cant wait for this movie

  7. Ok, so the writer of Juno… So I guess these “young people” will have quick witty replies to everything said and they’ll have these witty banter sessions that you never hear in real life, and that’s somehow considered more like “actual” young people… Yah, actual young people in Juno or Gilmore Girls…