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New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
Swallow this!

04 January 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  

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There are red band trailers and red band trailers, but the blood-drenched new clip for the hotly anticipated Evil Dead remake is positively crimson. It's not safe for work, obviously. It's not really safe for anywhere.

"A new vision"? That's debatable, but what we do have here is a seriously impressive-looking remix of all the familiar Evil Dead elements (and interestingly, those elements are from the first two films, and not just Evil Dead 1).

We get some smoother-than-we're-used-to shaky-cam through the woods, tree assault, copious blood vomiting, floods, a laughing head in a plastic bag, chainsaws, knives (both electric and traditional), amputation, fire, immolation, longer exposure to the disgusting tongue scene we glimpsed in the previous trailer, and the we're-gonna-get-you song from the cellar thing, who in this case is also principal star and apparent Ash replacement Jane Levy.

It is, in a word, intense, and you'd hope for no less from a reworking of something that trumpeted itself as "the ultimate experience in gruelling terror." All involved - including producers Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell - have consistently sworn blind that this was a remake worth doing, and on this evidence it looks as if it's going to be hard to argue.

The aforementioned Ms Levy stars in the new Evil Dead alongside Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci and Elizabeth Blackmore. The director this time out is Fede Alvarez, and the film's out in the UK on April 12.


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RE: C'mon guys!
L: DeadEvil People have got to stop having a whinge about this remake! The original ED was not supposed to be funny! It just turned out that way due to poor acting and an even poorer budget. All the guys are trying to do is deliver to the fans what they were trying to deliver back in the 70's. So all of you complaining that its no the same without the humour- ITS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY! I cant speak for all genuine horror fans but as for myself, I want to see full on, bloody, brut More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:03 on 07 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: C'mon guys!
I predict this will be as painful and pointless to watch as Robocop 2013 and Superman begins 2013!!!... oh well! at least my first movie watch this year was one of the best movies i have seen in a while! The Impossible: 5 stars More

Posted by Dannybohy at 08:53 on 07 January 2013 | Report This Post

C'mon guys!
People have got to stop having a whinge about this remake! The original ED was not supposed to be funny! It just turned out that way due to poor acting and an even poorer budget. All the guys are trying to do is deliver to the fans what they were trying to deliver back in the 70's. So all of you complaining that its no the same without the humour- ITS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY! I cant speak for all genuine horror fans but as for myself, I want to see full on, bloody, brutal carnage and scares, More

Posted by DeadEvil at 23:23 on 06 January 2013 | Report This Post

Trailer?
More of a spoiler than a trailer, what else will there be to see now? More

Posted by pablo233 at 16:39 on 06 January 2013 | Report This Post

I think it looks gash. More

Posted by Judge at 00:44 on 06 January 2013 | Report This Post

Boss!
This is a boss idea! raimi and campbell and tapert made one of the most original and greatest horror films with the Evil Dead. Yeah most remakes (especially of classics) rarely improve on the original but so what. if they dont they dont but if they do then brilliant. i think this new one will have very few laughs but a lot more scares, i dont think it will be as good as the original but im excited about seeing it! And if raimi and the boys think its a good idea then hell im with them!! More

Posted by Bullittt at 15:17 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

Was Evil Dead funny?
I know II was hilarious, but I always found the original pretty intense to watch alone. I hope they've done the same here and only added in a couple laughs. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 15:16 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

Boss!
This is a boss idea! raimi and campbell and tapert made one of the most original and greatest horror films with the Evil Dead. Yeah most remakes (especially of classics) rarely improve on the original but so what. if they dont they dont but if they do then brilliant. i think this new one will have very few laughs but a lot more scares, i dont think it will be as good as the original but im excited about seeing it! And if raimi and the boys think its a good idea then hell im with them!! More

Posted by Bullittt at 15:02 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

That lead actress can't act, she overdoes everything. The first Evil Dead was made for nothing and the only way this remake can improve on it is in budget. It has none of the grungy ferocity or even the saving grace of black humour that Raimi's films had. More

Posted by BenTramer at 13:03 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: "hotly Anticipated" really?
Oh I dunno, can anyone take tree rape seriously? More

Posted by UTB at 11:31 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: "hotly Anticipated" really?
Gotta admit it's up there on the gore front just seems to lack the humor that made the Originals such classics. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:55 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

"hotly Anticipated" really?
This is about as anticipated as every other pointless remake of a classic horror film. Just a cheap cash in by Raimi who was too lazy to make a ED4 which the fans actually wanted, but will happily let some nobody director create an awful remake while he just sticks his name on it, guaranteed to be awful and guaranteed to fail. Only thing this will acheive is killing the chance of seeing a proper Evil Dead film again for good. Didn`t realise the people at Empire were so easily impressed, More

Posted by AdamL10 at 01:20 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

Not Nice
This is not nice. More

Posted by olden1 at 21:07 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

Most horror films these days look predictable and I don't find them scary at all, this is creeping me out though so this may be a good sign, hope they aren't giving it all away in the trailers. More

Posted by durelius at 18:22 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

Well, I loove the original, and I like the way it looks so I won't love the remake as much. It looks good and creepy though, don't like the sick bit lol but it looks soo gruesome which I like plus it looks like its sticking to the original idea too =] It wouldn't be an evil dead without Ash though but I am excited x More

Posted by GandalfsGirl at 17:50 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
Is the tagline to this film " The Ultimate Experience In Pointless Remakes"? More

Posted by directorscut at 17:47 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
L: Dannybohy L: Drew_231 L: Dannybohy I literally just watched 1 and 2 last weekend, the first movie is just as funny as the 2nd. Watching Army of Darkness this weekend! :) he first ones not intentionally funny at all though This looks great, really looking forward to it ts not!! I always thought it was supposed to be humorous!. I guess when I watched it again all these years later I still had it in my mind that its supposed to be a 'so bad its funny' More

Posted by Osric at 17:34 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
L: Drew_231 L: Dannybohy I literally just watched 1 and 2 last weekend, the first movie is just as funny as the 2nd. Watching Army of Darkness this weekend! :) he first ones not intentionally funny at all though This looks great, really looking forward to it ts not!! I always thought it was supposed to be humorous!. I guess when I watched it again all these years later I still had it in my mind that its supposed to be a 'so bad its funny' horror movie!. Whats More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:01 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
L: Dannybohy I literally just watched 1 and 2 last weekend, the first movie is just as funny as the 2nd. Watching Army of Darkness this weekend! :) he first ones not intentionally funny at all though This looks great, really looking forward to it More

Posted by Drew_231 at 12:37 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
The last few seconds of that trailer were particularly sick and twisted. I'm in. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 11:51 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
L: Whistler L: Dannybohy I don't see how this remake is going to be any different to any other recent gore pic?! ad was funny rather than scary! why its so popular, right? ot the first one. literally just watched 1 and 2 last weekend, the first movie is just as funny as the 2nd. Watching Army of Darkness this weekend! :) More

Posted by Dannybohy at 11:40 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
L: Dannybohy I don't see how this remake is going to be any different to any other recent gore pic?! ad was funny rather than scary! why its so popular, right? ot the first one. More

Posted by Whistler at 11:30 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Red Band Evil Dead Trailer
I think the first one was supposed to be more straight up horror, it was just full of people who couldn't act and had a terrible budget, so some of it came off a bit goofy. It was the sequels that went for laughs deliberately (I watched Evil Dead 3 the other night, it hasn't aged well... and there is SO much Three Stooges style slapstick). This looks nice and messed up though, I'm warming more to the idea of an Ash-less Evil Dead (though I would give my left nut to see him show up in the l More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 11:04 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: As long.......
Looks awesome. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 10:35 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post


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