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):
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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.