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[NYCC ’12] First Image From The ‘Evil Dead’ Remake!! Our Reaction To The Gory Trailer!

On the heels of the recently launched official website and Facebook page for Fede Alvarez’s hotly anticipated Evil Dead, the NYCC panel was held today. While we wait for the trailer that was shown – which was apparently insanely gory – here’s a new image from the film!

The image falls a bit in line with what I saw on set, but I’m hearing the trailer really confirms the HARD-R notions I’ve had about the film. Our man on the scene, Lonmonster, reports live from the event with the first ever footage description, which he calls “insane!” In addition, we’ve also provided some interview bites from the panel.

In the remake starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas and Bruce Campbell, “Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they 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.

The Book of the Dead is opened on April 12, 2013. Head inside for the pic and for Lonmonster’s trailer description!

Lonmonster reports:

“The image on screen of Evil Dead, shows a Jane Levy crawling out of the infamous cellar door. She is undead, covered in cuts, yellowed eyes, and it looks horrifying.

Why did they decide to do a remake? Bruce Campbell explains: “These people want hot thespians covered in buckets in blood with a new director hand-picked by Sam Raimi himself. You need horror with blood flowing down the screen. You can be the judge, but we did not screw you over.” Fede adds: “I wanted to make a movie with horrible fear, the gore, the violence, that’s what we wanted in the new one. It’s hardcore horror, brutal violent, gory.

Then the footage was shown!

“Starts with camera going into forest in the Sam Raimi POV style from the original. The group of friends uncover the cellar door, which is already smeared with blood. They open the book of the dead and it cuts again to the first person camera. He reads from the book and then everything goes crazy with quick shots. A voice over says “We’re all going to die tonight”. The dead rise from the ground, and they look amazing, wet, bloody, and scary. Cuts to a girl slicing her mouth open with a knife, then someone on fire screaming, and then to someone chopping off their arm with a chainsaw. There was a tease of Jane Levy being held by vines, slowly crawling up her legs. Cuts to a dead girl splitting her tongue in half with a rusty blade.

It honestly gave me chills because of how much promise it offers. One thing’s for sure, Fede Alvarez knows how to shoot horror.

It’s one of the best trailers I’ve seen in years.”

Note: Jane Levy left the stage because she was scared. Apparently all the character names, when put together, spell something out, according to Fede.



  • KeepDoubting

    I for one, am very excited for this. Necessary? Of course not, but I’m keeping a very open mind.

  • Remember-Slithis

    I agree!I love the original and it’s sequels but I’m hoping this does well.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    All this sounds incredible. I really hope the footage leaks…Also, the pic of Jane is very cool and very Linda Blair/Exorcist. Can’t wait.

  • It looks good to me.

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  • Samhain2010

    Bruce Campbell is in the movie! I didn’t know this. What if we actually get a little bit of Ash in this movie? Maybe he stops by in the end and helps the final survivor.

    • Lonmonster

      He’s not in the movie, he’s a producer. He might make a cameo, but not as Ash.

      • Samhain2010

        Oh okay. It says starring Bruce Campbell in the article. I thought he was just a producer before. I guess we’ll see.

  • EvilDead-Deuce

    Finally! My name is relevant!

  • Kroork

    My most anticipated movie of 2013 for sure!!!!!! I am so excited for this! Looove the original 3!

  • Samhain2010

    Really weird horror schedule for late this year and early next year. The collection Nov 30th, John Dies at the End Dec.,Texas Chainsaw in January, Carrie in March, Evil Dead April. Yet we have an incredibly weak October. How is it that none of these movies will be released during the Fall season? Seems like such a waste. How is “You’re Next” not being released until next year! If we had had Paranormal 4, Sinister, and You’re Next then this would have been a pretty nice year for horror.

  • grayghost

    I think we should all calm down. I remember last year we would get hardons for ever screen shot for ‘Prometheus’ and look what happened there.

    • Ultrazilla

      What exactly did “happen there”? Besides getting a beautifully shot, engaging science fiction adventure?

      • unisonruss

        Exactly. I loved Prometheus, and cannot wait for part 2

        • grayghost

          I think if Ridley Scott hadn’t made ‘Prometemus’ you all would have panned it. It is a beautiful made film it’s just very flawed.

  • nahdontthinkso

    Don’t make remakes.
    Make original movies or sequels.
    We should be getting an Evil Dead 4… Not a remake.

    P.S. Prometheus was awesome.

  • nahdontthinkso

    And is it me or does this picture look like it could be a cut scene in a video game?

    • Ultrazilla

      Kinda. I think it’s the eyes…she has those vacant eyes that CGI people have in games and movies. Considering this is just make-up effects, I think it’s pretty cool!

  • Kroork

    Prometheus was an amazing moive !

  • EvilHead1981

    I’m not totally liking the look of that picture. The actual deadite in the basement, it’s nice. I mean the tones of color, very dark muted colors, the industry SHOULD be getting away from that type of thing now that a lot of projects have introduced full HD color. That’s a trend(along with the blue, yellow and speia tone movies) than needed to die with the 00s.

  • Nothing333

    That photo looks very cgi. No one is telling me different.

    • Baphomitt

      @nahdontthinkso @Nothing333 — its sad that you guys cant tell the difference between live action and cg… but I guess its awesome that cg is that close to being photorealistic theses days… so… #win (for you guys at least)?

  • lucie-with-a-gun

    the footage sounds intense.
    so much wanna see it.

  • djblack1313

    the trailer description sounds amazing and Jane Levy possed looks great (albeit VERY VERY Linda Blaire-like). i wonder why they didn’t and wish they DID go with the totally white eyes like in the original. the color contacts Jane is wearing in this pic every possession film, zombie film etc uses the same style. at least the all white eyes is different and not over-used.

  • weresmurf

    We ended up with a beautifully shot subpar piece of crap.

    • unisonruss

      Have you seen it?

  • unisonruss

    I don’t particularly like this photo, but I’m sure it will grow on me, and will look even better in the movie. I look forward to this , and I cannot wait to see a trailer! I really wish they would release this footage to the public, it would do nothing but help their picture…

    djblack, I knew there was something different! It’s the eyes, I like their eyes without pupils in the original, although I can understand the creative design change.

  • BelaManiac

    I’m pretty excited to see this. The first time I saw this picture, I wasn’t a huge fan of it but now that I actually look at it, it seems kind of cool. The trailer sounds amazing too

    • Lonmonster

      I’m not sure if what I saw was the trailer that will be released. I think it was just teaser footage.

  • Corey-Mitchell

    At the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival in 2013, my partner Philip Anselmo and I hope to screen a block of films called “Fuckin’ Remakes!” Instead of screening the Hollywood remakes of various horror films, we plan on screening the originals in all of the their gory glory.

    We hope to screen Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, Brian DePalma’s CARRIE, Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD, and Richard Franklin’s PATRICK.

  • Corey-Mitchell

    As for this still, kind of reminds me of an unwashed Ewok.

    • grayghost

      ‘Unwashed Ewok’ is now gonna be the name of my my band….if you don’t mind if i give you credit for it.

  • dream-master-89

    This looks pretty good,cant wait to c it and i think remakes shud b done altho i love the originals,i remember having the original evil dead on vhs my local video shop sold it to me with a letter from scotland yard in it saying it was not to b rented out lol….

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