Evil Dead hits theaters in less than two weeks, and the debate in my head grows louder: Should I bring the airsickness bag I brought home from my last plane flight, or will a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie do? As I wrote earlier, Fede Alvarez's intense, serious-as-a-heart attack remake of Sam Raimi's humorous horror classic, The Evil Dead, is looking pretty review proof, but I've got to wonder if reports of the movie's extreme gore and the intensity of the trailers that are being released will give more squeamish horror fans second thoughts about attending, especially since the update doesn't share the comic relief of the original.
Here's the latest clip to surface via Yahoo! Everyone looks pretty freaked at what's going on in that little cabin, and that's before Mia (Jane Levy) shoots her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez) and lets out an operatic scream that comes with its own Auto-Tune translation. Also, there are two new posters for the movie. Actually, they're variants that feature the same image, but one features review blurbs and one does not. Don't you just love it when review-proof movies show off their good reviews?
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Like the drip, drip, drip of blood from a freshly mutilated corpse, the producers of Evil Dead have released two new video clips that reveal a little bit more of Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez's super-gory remake of Sam Raimi's horror classic. And, despite some disappointed critics, the movie is looking increasingly review-proof.
The rare remake that likely will be enjoyed most by diehard fans of its predecessor, Evil Dead often comes off as the cinematic equivalent of a cover-band concert tribute to a supergroup’s greatest hits — albeit with a lot more gore. First-time feature helmer Fede Alvarez’s blood-soaked reprise of Sam Raimi’s franchise-spawning low-budget shocker, The Evil Dead, boasts far better production values than the penny-pinching 1981 original and conceivably could delight genre fans who have never seen the first version or its previous remakes/sequels. But it’s bound to play best with those who catch Alvarez’s many wink-wink allusions to Raimi’s pic. more »
In a sea of lumpy Spandex, half-assed Harry Potter costumes and face paint, Bruce Campbell set quite a sartorial standard at New York Comic-Con on Saturday. The square-jawed actor — who's currently seen in the USA Network cable TV series Burn Notice but built a hardcore following by playing the character of Ash in Sam Raimi's groundbreaking 1980s The Evil Dead comic-horror trilogy — wore a beacon-like red tuxedo jacket and complementary black-and-red patent leather shoes. more »
Confirming yesterday's report that producer Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures is moving forward on an Evil Dead remake, to be helmed by Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez, a press release today also shared the new tidbit that Alvarez's and Rodo Sayagues's script is being polished by none other then Juno Oscar-winner Diablo Cody.
Talk of a fourth Evil Dead movie/Evil Dead remake has been around for a while, with little solid proof that the indie horror franchise would actually see new life. Until now: Following an online report that editor Bob Murawski was heading to Detroit to start working on the project, Bruce Campbell -- Ash himself -- has Tweeted confirmation that the project is on its way to fruition.