So when the trailer for the remake EVIL DEAD (which Raimi also produced)reared its scary face today, I was hoping for anything better than the original. And, as a matter of fact, this almost two and a half minute clip is better than the original hour and a half movie (which I realize isn't saying much, but it is).
And the interesting thing is, it's basically the same premise as the original--but with more gore and terrifying special effects. In other words, it's pretty much on par with most horror films today.
If you're unfamiliar with the story, here's the official synopsis of the remake (from Screenrant):
Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
Apparently, there's also a new drug addiction subplot that writers Fede Alvarez (mostly known for his short films) and Diablo Cody (Juno) added to this version. I'm sure that only means that the movie will be like the hopped up version of the original, which isn't exactly a bad thing (depending on how they spin it). Cody on a board is a major plus.
The cast is filled with relative unknowns, fresh-faced twenty-somethings, who no doubt will appeal to the younger crowd of horror fans.
Take a look at the trailer after the jump. EVIL DEAD releases in theaters April 12th.