‘Evil Dead’ Red-Band Trailer: Try Not to Cringe While Watching This

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 14th, 2013 at 10:46 am,

The 2013 version of Evil Dead faced a LOT of hate when it was initially announced – and not without reason. The original 1981 film from Sam Raimi (Spider-Man Trilogy) has been a cult-classic for the 30+ years since its release – as has the film’s star, the iconic Bruce Campbell.

When the new Evil Dead came to NYCC 2012, it faced a room full of hardcore skeptics but managed to turn the tide through a combination of gruesome footage and the overpowering charisma of Bruce Campbell; that footage was later premiered in the Evil Dead teaser trailer, and support for the remake has been building ever since. This latest red-band trailer attempts to continue the positive buzz, by drowning viewers in the full depth of horror and gore Evil Dead fans want.

…So it’s not surprising that horror and gore are exactly what we get. It’s hard for me to watch every moment of that trailer with my eyes open – but I saw enough to notice the many Easter-eggs that connect this new version with Raimi’s original. From the severed limbs to the iconic book of the dead (Necronomicon) to that sexually aggressive tree and familiar swooping woodland camera shots, it seems that many of what people liked about the original film will be at least acknowledged.


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Director Fede Alvarez was handpicked by Raimi himself for this project (Raimi is involved as a producer along with Campbell), and it’s easy to see why from this footage. The look of Evil Dead 2013 has that ‘beautifully dark and gritty’ sheen of one of those Platinum Dunes slasher film remakes (Friday the 13thTexas Chainsaw Massacre) – but Alvarez (with help from Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody) seems to be more wickedly imaginative and unafraid to go there with both his terror scares and gross-out antics – as opposed to the formulaic boredom of those Dunes films. Case in point: never has two girls kissing looked more unappealing…

At this point, we’d say it’s fine to tap that one friend who is still huffing and puffing about this remake’s existence and let him/her know that it’s okay – it’s okay to be cautiously optimistic that Evil Dead could be a remake that was actually worth re-making.

Do you ‘Dare to Share your Scare?’

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Want to get in on the Evil Dead experience? The studio is offering you that very chance in the form of a fun game in which you are able to record your reactions to this red-band trailer. That recording can then be shared with friends via social media.

Granted, if you’ve already watched the trailer, capturing an authentic reaction might be a bit difficult; but you can still lure friends and loved ones into serving as your test subjects!

Here are the instructions for the game:

Trust us when we say: This red-band trailer should get some pretty…inspired reactions.

Evil Dead will be in theaters on April 12, 2013.

Source: Film District

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  1. The most terrifying film youll ever experience” than it has alot to live up to. And by the looks of it I think it just might.

    • You totally stole my comment….

  2. That’s Awesome. Looks like have the esence of the original – Gruesome And Nasty. Well, i have to admited, i prefer the original, but i think is doesn’t be a deception like Friday The 13th or another classic horror remake and is going to be very interesting stuff saw a Diablo Cody’s Splatter Screeplay, all of us knows why she is little famous (Juno).
    My reaction was a very cool subjet in video, but well…XD

  3. Looks awesome! But can’t even a trailer for a gritty horror movie like that go without the “BWAAAANG” sound effect that seems to be all the rage these days?

  4. Looks like the movie will live up to the official movie poster’s tagline. :-)

  5. I Didn’t cringed.

  6. this so looks sick disgusting and plain evil i LOVE it!!!!

  7. eh Ill stick to the list of movies I want to see. this looks stupid imo

  8. Not really interested due to the torture porn style they are going for, but I will still see it because I am such a fan of the original trilogy.

  9. If they remake Army Of Darkness in the same style it would be interesting to see

    • Please be trolling.

  10. Holy crap!!! that was awesome.The only time I might’ve cringed, though, was when she licked the knife. Hopefully it’ll live up to the original.

    • Same here…
      I was fine throughout but as soon as tounge touched razor I had to look away.

  11. I think I know what movie will win “kiss of the year” 😉

  12. that is seriously intense, i wanted to puke, and yet I COULDNT LOOK AWAY

  13. Have none of you ever seen your better half at 75% off after Christmas sale???

    Now I have seen men go in with their wives, only to cry out for help 5 minutes later.

    I have seen stuff that will make your hair stand on end…Coach Outlet had a Going out of Business sale……………GOD! THE LOSS OF HUMANITY!

    • Koff

  14. That was pretty metal. Can’t wait

  15. Freakin’ cruiseship ad doesn’t let me see the trailer…..


  17. That made me tingle all over…

  18. Listen. Is no one sort of bummed that they aren’t going to give a shot at creating a new Ash character? That was one of the most important parts of the first movie and the series. They’ve sort of slammed both versions of Evil Dead together, it seems, but gave the hand and part of the chainsaw action to one of the female characters. If I find out that they’ve gone the way of every fricking horror movie in the last ten years and made the girl the hero and left the men to be dolts, I’m gonna be bummed out. If there’s a FEMALE character here named “Ashley” who’s supposed to be their version of Ash, I’m gonna be bummed out. It’s not that I have an issue with female leads, cause I don’t (more or less) But this movie series was iconic BECAUSE OF ASH. Not because of the cheesy horror effects of all of the trilogy.

    • I agree, Ash made the original iconic. I’m somewhat bummed that the Jason vs. Freddy vs. Ash movie never panned out. It would have been horrible, but I would have watched for sure.

    • I’m listening.

  19. this looks good, and there taking evil dead back to its horror roots.

  20. Wow the evil dead remake trailer is truly great and it is truly scary,bloody,and the best horoor remaker in 2013.

  21. Okay, I admit it. I cringed.

  22. Evil Dead upgrade, intense …me like !

  23. Try not to cringe!!!! I had to hid my phone under a cushion!!!! Love it!!

  24. I didn’t cringe at all :( Still looks great though. The original was so funky and creepy and it looks like they kinda got it going on here.

  25. What a joke.

    But I’m sure 13 year olds will like it.

  26. The zombies might be more Rob than Lovecraft but I’ll check it out for the visuals and hate myself in the morning.

  27. Rape Tree!

  28. This is extremely overrated. The gore scenes that you saw are the same scenes that you watched in other horror films only with added blood in a feeble attempt to make it the scariest movie ever. Without Ash, the evil dead remake is doomed. I beg you all not to see this. This is just a way to get Raimi a quick check just in case his oz film bombs. I think some of the websites that are hailing this are getting paid to say praises. It doesn’t matter if Raimi is involved. Tobe Hooper approved of Texas chainsaw 3d. It still sucked.

  29. Loved the trailer. Had no doubts on this. There was no way Raimi, Tappert and Campbell were going to put their names to a poor remake. Bring on the carnage, and it’s out on my birthday!!