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Friday, January 4, 2013

The New "Evil Dead" Trailer Already Looks Better Than the Original (Yeah, I Said It)

There are some films that should never be remade, and there are others that beg to be remade. Writer/director Sam Raimi's 1981 "cult classic" The Evil Dead falls into the latter. With its weird forest creatures and ridiculous story, it's is so not above a retelling.

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.


Brittani Burnham said...

I will definitely be seeing this. I don't know if it looks better than the original, but it certainly looks more gruesome.

Daniel said...

I’ve never been a hard core fan of Evil Dead, honestly I watched the original various times trying to figure out the appeal. Raimi remade it as a horror comedy with Evil Dead 2 and I think he’s finally remaking it as a straight forward horror film with this one. Looks like it could be a very bloody and gory horror film, hopefully it’ll deliver some scares.

Dave Enkosky said...

I actually love the original the original but this trailer does look good.

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