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The Red Band Evil Dead Remake Trailer Has Arrived, and It Is Bloody Gorgeous

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 24, 2012 | Comments ()


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If covered in blood is how you prefer to see Jane Levy, today is your lucky day as the trailer for the Evil Dead remake -- executive produced by Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi -- has arrived. It's like how you remember the original movies, only there's a budget, and HOLY LORD the blood. It gushes. It sprays. It oozes. It spills. And it splashes.

Swim in it, y'all. Bathe in that glorious gore.

Gimme some sugar, baby.

(via Collider)







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  • andrew

    I think it's funny that defenders of this are saying, "Well the original wasn't funny or slapstick so this one should be either. It was a straight forward horror film." Well yes, it wasn't as joking as the sequels. But the first Friday the 13th wasn't about Jason, the first Halloween doesn't mention that Laurie may be related to Myers. It just feels like a cash grab.

  • Horace

    This just looks horrible. Unfunny and torturous. It's a shame they re using the brand name "Evil Dead." It's like redoing Back to the Future, but making Doc Brown a convicted pedophile. You know what I mean?

  • junierizzle

    I am really excited about this because Jane Levy is in it.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Needs more Ash.

  • Blake

    Jane Levy. That is all I need to see it.

  • Mr_Grumpypants

    Glad to see that the tree rape isn't being cut out

  • This doesn't look anything like how I remember the original to be. First off, while the sequels were more overt comedies, the original is filled to the brim with comedic and absurd touches that keep things lively and insane instead of just dour. The original evil dead is a little scary, super gory, but it's mostly an incredibly fun film.

    This remake, judging purely on based on the trailer, looks like all it took from the original is the premise and the gore. In every other way it looks exactly like any crappy horror remake Platinum Dunes would put out, right down to the godawful ugly puke green and dilapidated aesthetic. Sure, there looks to be an insane level of gore, but if all they do is put that gore into a dour environment to achieve some sort of gritty horror tone then they aren't achieving anything at all.

  • junierizzle

    I think you should revisit the original. It was straight up horror. Might seem comedic now like some old school horror movies but I don't think that is what was intended.

  • The Evil Dead is not a comedy (the sequels very much are), but it most definitely is a zany horror movie with very dry comic touches. It's played straight and it's gory and creepy, but it's also wildly absurd, very fun and often funny.

  • junierizzle

    Yes, it is wildly absurd and fun but I honestly don't recall it being funny. Hmm....maybe I should revisit it.

  • There is a very clear sense of humour to the film, though it's an incredibly dark, often disturbing one. It's still there.

  • I'm also not getting why anyone is excited about this other than gore
    hounds. It looks like every other torture/slasher made in the last few
    years that Pajiba has gone out of their way to trash. Human bad guy or demons, what does it matter if the end result is
    the same? The original movie was pitch black in tone but at least the
    effects were splatter and goofy. This looks like it's trying to be
    completely serious with barrels of torture and brutality. Yay?

    Based on an interview with the director on another website the movie isn't funny or meant to be. It's the same concept as the original Evil Dead and aiming to be just as shocking, horrifying, and brutal to a 2012 audience as the original was when it released. There isn't any comedy or humor. I read that was the idea behind the remake several months ago but hoped they would change it, guess they didn't.

  • I'm with you. While this looked like it might be kind of creepy, that's not what I remember about Evil Dead. The extreme amount of gore worked because it was paired with a lunatic cartoon touch. It was like Bugs Bunny went to hell.

    This? This movie looks like serious business made by serious people with serious faces. And I'm not buying that the humor is in the film and the simply didn't put it in the trailer. If they knew Evil Dead, they'd know what people are looking for.

    Until I read otherwise here, I'm treating this like Evil Dead: The Phantom Menace. This trailer shows it's got the the spectacle. It's certainly got the gore. I'm just worried that it ain't got no soul.

  • pajiba

    You underestimate the wryness of Jane Levy. I think the trailer is being sold to a new generation, but I also think that Levy is gonna bring a certain Bruce Campbell cheekiness that will add a certain amount of glee to the gore.

  • That's what I'm hoping. I know that audiences tend to shun even the slightest hint towards their horror intake being mixed with comedy. Diablo Cody was also involved in the script. It's quite likely they're pulling a Cabin in the Woods and hiding anything that doesn't fit into the "standard horror" style. The only thing that's certain from the trailer is that ugly "modern" aesthetic, which I cannot stand in almost any new horror movies, let alone this one.

  • Oh boy o boy o boy o boy.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    HEEHEEHEEHEEHEE!

  • Legally Insignificant

    Is it Spring 2013 yet? If this movie is half as good as it has the potential to be, the showings will be like theatres full of Fred Willards. Bring your ponchos.

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