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The ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Is At Least An R, “So Bloody It Will Make Your Head Spin”

Director Fede Alvarez recently wrapped up photography on Evil Dead, FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures’ remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror classic, that was shot in Auckland, New Zealand. The film was written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (with a polish by Diablo Cody) is produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell who played the popular Ash character in the original trilogy. The film is due in theaters on April 12th, 2013.

I know a bunch of you guys are worried about how legit this movie is – but I think this quote from Raimi himself can help put that to bed. He told Collider, “It’s really bloody. It’s so bloody, it will make your head spin. I’ve seen almost all the dailies and they’re really going for it. It’s gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop.” Does that mean it will have to be R-rated then? “Definitely R. Maybe worse.

I was onset recently and while I can’t say much – I don’t think you should worry either. Head inside for more (including a minor update on the Poltergeist remake)!

He continued, “Well, I always thought that Evil Dead was a little campfire story that you tell at a camp to kids to scare them at night. But, I don’t think anybody thought it was a beautifully produced, theatrical experience. It was shot in 16mm… [the new one] could still be just as gritty, but it could be done in stereo and not just mono, and it could be done in 35mm versus 16mm.

Regarding Poltergesit he said they’re having to have an initial draft in by October and reconfirmed that David Lindsay-Abaire is handling that pass.



  • djblack1313

    me being one of the skeptics is happy at hearing this news. now just as long as there’s no CGI blood/CGI gore i’ll be VERY happy! but this IS a great bit of news!

  • Nothing333

    As much as I hate remakes and the lack of creativity in Hollywood, I will watch this just because it’s Evil Dead. I guess I’m part of the problem.

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  • markajacoby

    Not a chance and couldn’t care less. Name me the last decent remake of a CLASSIC horror film that was worth watching. I remember everyone wetting their pants over the clips and quotes from “The Thing” remake. They’re all trash and I wish people would just stick to new stuff!

    • Aaron Emery

      As far as remakes, I quite like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and Dawn of the Dead remakes. They all have their problems, but they certainly can work. Now, I’m pretty optimistic about this one, it seems that the filmmakers are taking it seriously.

    • Spike0037

      Good horror remakes The Fly (1986) a remake of the (1958), John Carpenters remake of The Thing, The Blob (1958)remade in (1988) here are some others The Hills Have Eyes, House of Wax (they killed Paris Hilton that’s a pulse there.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ( and what was great about it they didn’t change the time it was set in the 70’s not the 00’s.) What about Let The Right One In. The worst remake is Dawn of the dead the characters in that movie sucked I did ot care about a single one. The organelle you gave a dame about them. The resion for most remakes is because some of the get verry dated.

    • BelaManiac

      You have to admit there are a few good remakes (like others have mentioned) among the many, many piles of garbage. I really love The Evil Dead so I will definitely give it a try.

  • DeathValzer

    If Raimi himself is sayin’ its gonna be bloody and a hard “R” them i’ll give it a chance. Still skeptical though.

  • Seth_Adams

    I’m going to watch this because I love the Evil Dead series. I’m honestly looking forward to a more serious, hardcore version of the story. Yes, it’s a 50/50 this movie will bomb and fans will have their still beating hearts torn from their chests but if that happens we will always have the original.

    R rating make movies better, that get more shit in that way 😀 lol

  • flesheater24

    So they say, anything can happen from now till when it comes out I hope for a nice good gory remake. And a awesome story, NO CGI pleaseee.

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