If you’re reading this here on Bloody Disgusting, then you should damn well know that Sam Raimi’s original 1981 The Evil Dead was not a comedy, it was straight up scary. While many of you debate whether or not the forthcoming reboot should be comical or played deadpan serious, it’s already been decided that they’ll be giving homage to the original.
Recently cast Jane Levy caught up with The Insider and explains the reboot’s tone. “I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don’t know that they meant it to be funny … this one is not funny. It’s definitely dark,” said Levy, stating the obvious. She adds, “This one is really different. They’ve changed it a lot, but it’s still a pretty gory movie.”
The site also ran into Bruce Campbell, who stars as “Ash” in the original trilogy. He also confirms we won’t see the return of Ash, while also joking about what kind of remake it actually is. “You can expect to have a damn scary horror movie,” he explains adding, “There’s no Ash character — The Evil Book is going to torment a new set of kids, so it’s a remake, or a re-imagining or … a re-whatever word you want to use. It’s going to be re-scary.”
Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci also star in the film to be directed by Fede Alvarez for release on April 12, 2013.