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Finally!!! The Official Trailer For The ‘Evil Dead’ Remake!!!

We got a shaky, blurry look at Fede Alvarez’s hotly anticipated Evil Dead remake earlier this month. While it was blurry and shaky due to its bootleg nature it revealed one thing – that the film will be supremely gory!!! And now, we have a clear look at the film. Bonus? Still super gory! And it uses the low-roving shots that we all know and love. Despite the more polished look, it feels very much like an Evil Dead movie to me. Specifically the first one, where it was five people and it wasn’t just about Ash!

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.

Check out the official website and Facebook page. The Book of the Dead is opened on April 12, 2013. Head inside for the trailer! But beware – it’s red band. Might be too gory for your workplace!



  • sascha henschel

    Will become a great remake, if the best scenes are not already in the trailer.

    • batteries-included

      I think this looks fantastic…I’m just not super thrilled about it being called Evil Dead. I wish they took out a few of the elements that link it to the franchise, and just called it something else. It’s going to be hard to stop myself from making comparisons while I watch it….

      • DisturbedPixie

        so you don’t find comparing and contrasting fun? Someone didn’t enjoy English class in high school…

  • djblack1313

    AWESOME. I. CAN’T. WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’ll be there opening day, first show!

  • GhettoWerewolf

    Holy fuckin’ shit! Holy fuckin’ shit! Holy fuckin’ shit!

  • Lauren Taylor

    Yeah, no.

    • EvanDickson

      What are you talking about? You’re crazy.

      • Lauren Taylor

        I know I am. I think I’d say YES if it didn’t have the title Evil Dead. Maybe I can think Evil Dead: 2013 and say, hey, that looks f’d up! 😉

        • djblack1313

          DAMN YOU LAUREN TAYLOR (djblack says shaking his angry fists in the air!!)!!! (LOL. totally kidding! LOL). that’s cool. not every movie can interest every person. 🙂

        • reanimator567

          Sorry Evan, I have to agree with Lauren on this one.

          • EvanDickson

            Everyone entitled to their opinion. I think it looks like the best possible remake, if that makes sense.

        • sascha henschel

          Just think about it as a movie who took place in the Evil Dead universe.
          Yes, without Ash (there’s only one).
          Also it refers to the first movie, where Ash isn’t still the groovy Ash.
          In essence it’s about the cabin and the Book of the Dead and some who can’t let their hands of it.

          • EvanDickson


          • Lauren Taylor

            YES, I have to think of it in that sense, I know. But in my heart, I can’t do it fully. 🙁

          • True that, true that.

        • WARLUST

          It’s ok Lauren. Denial is one of the first stages. 🙂

    • Nothing333

      I’m prone to agree with Lauren here. Horror fans should Way more jaded after how many times we’ve been screwed over by glossy Hollywood remakes of horror classics. The trailer is effective (minus the shitty actress sneering “you’re all gonna die here” in her fake ass voice) and gory. But everyone is on he hype machine yet again.

      • EvilHead1981

        ^^^ This! All that glitters is not gold. I’ve been scorn WAY to many times from the whole “good trailer/bad movie” thing, rarely do good trailers ever make me totally hopeful for a good movie. Interested, maybe, but putting all my money down on a sure thing bet, hell no!

      • divisionbell

        Agreed. Let’s all be honest here, this could very well end up being a tragic remake, and yet it would still probably be better than the original. As new and innovative as the original was in its time, it’s a pretty horrible flick. On the level of a independent student film. Gory? yes. Scary and claustraphobic? sure! Yet the film is pretty much horrible filming, horrible acting, and just pretty much awful. Evil Dead 2 was actually a better flick.

        At this point, and with this trailer, I must admit I’m curious about it.

        • DisturbedPixie

          Considering Evil Dead 2 was what Evil Dead 1 should have been if they had the budget, I dont see why Evil Dead Reboot can’t do it even better. And let’s not forget that Evil Dead the original was already a remake of the short Within the Woods. Sam loves re telling this story and making it better each time.

    • Are you kidding me? Have you seen the original? It really isn’t the great film many like to believe it was. Watch the trailer again and leave your delusions at the door.

  • Jadama

    Looks good!!

  • VersaVulture

    I have to say this… It’s about Evil Dead, but I guess it’s unrelated just because I’m venting from comments I read on your Facebook pst for this same article. So many people on BD’s Facebook fanbase are hating on this saying it sucks and whatnot… Some people are even talking about how they’ll just torrent the movie. That pisses me off to no end. They say they’re horror fans, but when a horror movie comes out that isn’t the original… it’s officially not worthy of being seen. By torrenting the movie, they are screwing over the company by not spending the money the company deserves to make. IT’s bad for the horror genre and ever other genre out there. I was telling them that I’m sure their opinion would change if people would start torrenting movies that they liked. Like the movie or not, people should support the genre they love.

    • EvanDickson

      I agree with you. I’m deleting the torrenting comments. People are such entitled whiners these days. It’s a shame they’ll admit to stealing and try to justify it as “taking a stand”. Losers.

      • djblack1313

        i have this “friend” who has used….cough…..torrent sites but NO WAY with this movie! Evan i stand 1000% corrected. this movie looks fucking amazing. again, i’ll happily go see this in theaters at least twice. i can already tell it’s the type of movie that i will see at least twice in theaters. they went out of their way to bring us practical FX and good actors/actresses (especially Jane Levy) and the director i have tremendous respect for (after reading articles with him) and this is the movie i’m most excited for now (after SILENT HILL REVELATIONS of course!).

      • Nothing333

        What if you torrent and watch the film in theaters? What if you rent it and invite 4 friends over to watch it with you? Did four people steal a free look at the film?

        • djblack1313

          Nothing, good questions. i’d like to know what the 100% no torrenting allowed people think of these questions too!

          • EvanDickson

            I was referring to people who justify it politically.

            Obviously I think it’s better if you buy after torrenting. At least it’s better than just torrenting with no intention to ever buy.

            I just get frustrated when people try to make it into something it’s not, if that makes sense.

            My main thing is I like copyright laws in general so I’m a fan of the times they are respected.


      It’s funny how it the comic book world, new artist take over projects all the time, and it is generally accepted. With movies people seem to have a hard time accepting a new take on a universe, makeing them patriots of a medium and not an idea. I think Marvel and D.C are changing that attitude with their movies, by giving diffrent artist a crack at their charaters. Look at the amazing spider man, for example. Horror fans need to lighten up and not judge a book by its cover till they read it. And don’t be a lil’ b**ch by watching a torrented verions first, because with this movie, I have a feeling, people will regret not seeing it in a theater.

  • Zombie-Killa

    Hmmm, I like the trailer. The gore and the violence is intense and brutal….but I’m not too excited. I just have this horrible feeling about horror remakes now a days. The success rate isn’t too high, and most remakes are shit.

    Anyway, still looking forward to this, but I don’t have that “foaming at the mouth” level of excitement anymore.

  • djblack1313

    the tongue slice is my favorite part and it’s just so fucking brutal! lol. i also LOVE the look on Jane’s face when she’s looking back (at the thing in the water or the vines…i’m not sure which one). it shows genuine terror (acting-wise of course! LOL) on her face. Jane’s a very good actress i’m noticing.

    • BabyJaneHudson

      Totally agree about the tongue slicing – self-mutilation is always cringe inducing, but especially when the person seems to be enjoying the destruction (a la Reagan with the crucifix)…

  • sdg1105

    Love the look and feel of it. It will be a great movie but of course now all the haters will crawl out the woodworks. I know for sure alot of people are going to hate just cuz its a remake…. none the less it does have the evil dead feel.

  • Forsythia

    This looks really really really freaking awesome!

  • xAshleyMariex

    This looks pretty awesome but i hope this isn’t all the good scenes from the movie.

  • swordfish

    The tree scene looks utterly horrific… probably because it’s shot in dull daylight! Looks like that bit might be really panic inducing!
    I’m suprised it’s in the film though since Raimi stated it’s inclusion in the original was a major regret of his.

  • doomas10

    I am huge evil dead fan and I am annoyed that they remade this one too but… I hope this one actually to be good … The reason is I want to see an awesome horror movie that is brutal and nasty. This looks promising…Roll on 2013!

  • room237

    This looks sooo awesome! I’m in.

  • BabyJaneHudson

    I was so not looking forward to this when I first heard the news of the remake, but man. So delightfully not PG13, which in and of itself puts it above most of the remakes we’ve seen recently. This looks like a great in theatre experience. Love the realism mixed with over the top blood and gore.

  • rgold

    Im so excited for this, the trailer looks amazing and the script was really solid. My only concern is whats going to happen with the mpaa. I would love to see this in the theater with nothing cut or censored.

    • TwistedCritic

      Yeah, all this excitement over the gore but not many people seem to be talking about what could potentially get cut (no pun intended) if it plans on having a wide release.

  • Matthew Ingmire

    Looks much much better than the original. Watched the original for the first time a couple days ago and it made me laugh mostly all the way through it.

    • sascha henschel

      Philistine 😉

  • MachetAY

    With movies being what they are today… I’m sure we’ll get 3 more trailers showing everything good about this movie and when it does come out we’ll all be pissing and moaning.

    Looks good so far is about as nice as I’ll get right now.

  • K-Dogg

    I just remember when I first saw the trailer for Rob Zombie’s Halloween (Carpenters being my all time favorite horror movie), and even though I HATED the thought of that being remade, it looked so fucking awesome…..And then I saw it, and it Blew Chunks, piece of shit garbage, so I will keep my hopes very low here.

    • EvilHead1981

      That’s actually a fuckin brilliant point. Trailers in no way determine how the final movie will be like. There are so many trailers I’ve seen that totally blow me away, and the final movies are total and utter shit. It’s best to wait for the final movie to judge.

    • BelaManiac

      Definitely true. I fucking looooved this trailer but I’m just worried that it will either be completely different than the trailer made it out to be or it just showed all the great parts.

      • EvilHead1981

        I’ve read the script(early script, mind you) and if they stuck CLOSE to it, those WERE the only good parts. I’m hoping I’m wrong, though. Things could change with each draft, and Diablo Cody being brought in(and news that after Cody, another writer was brought in to add to it). I hope the final draft rips over the original script. If I was to give an example of how the original script’s tone felt like(without spoiling it), it felt like an After Dark movie, in tone and characters. Think Crazy Eights or Gravedancers, but via “Evil Dead filter”. Again, hope that’s not the case(After Dark movies, mainly, are like more “extreme” SyFy channel horror movies, vary “garden variety”).

  • Taboo

    Wasn’t this trailer already posted a few weeks ago? Anyways this is looking really good.

    • EvanDickson

      @Taboo that was a shaky bootleg version that got taken down.

  • GoryGus

    Judging from this Red Band Trailer, this is going to be one AMAZING movie, and I have complete faith in Raimi, Tapert and Campbell (regardless of all the naysayers). This trailer shows more promise for this remake than any other remake I’ve seen so far. Cannot wait till April 2013!!!

  • Looks incredible. Purists with closed minds are no better for the genre than the people who make shitty films. Even if it ends up sucking, going in with a closed mind says that you’ve already made up your mind.

    • EvanDickson


  • morehorror4me

    Looks fun. Hope it is. Keeping an open mind. Shows enough to get interest, got my money opening weekend.

  • Remember-Slithis

    This trailer is a good start to what I hope is truly a great remake.I will always love the original 3.This won’t change that no matter how good or bad this is.The Tongue slice is awesome!

  • ItsMorphinTime

    Cabin in the Woods.

    • BelaManiac

      Are you saying this is like the Cabin in the Woods or are you just simply stating that there is a cabin in the woods in the trailer?

    • djblack1313

      ItsMorphinTime, have you even seen the original EVIL DEAD? if you had then you’d realize that CABIN IN THE WOODS was “inspired” (if at all) by EVIL DEAD. not the other way around. i live both CABIN & EVIL DEAD just for the record.

      • BelaManiac

        EXACTLY! Hope it was just a statement about a cabin or some trolling. One reason I dislike remakes is because people will never see the original.

      • djblack1313

        i meant, i LOVE both CABIN & EVIL DEAD, not lived them! LOL

        • Trioxin83

          But what if you DID live them? 0_o

          • djblack1313

            Trioxin, LOL! right?! i wish i DID live them! 🙂

      • You should also realize that Cabin in the Woods should be the final knife in the corpse of typical horror films. (Yes – when I first watched this trailer I thought I had clicked on the wrong link. This looks like a joke.) Films should be taking the genre into new directions. In remaking a classic, they are simply rehashing something that has already been rehashed thousands of times. How many movies deal with a bunch of kids in the woods, opening a book, or music box, or blah blah and unleashing a horror that will destroy them all?

        That being said: I’m gonna watch the hell out of this – when it streams for free on Netflix 6 months after release.

  • peaceloventacos

    Why does the review say Bruce Campbell is starring in it? He’s not, he’s just a producer.
    Either way, this looks promising, I had been skeptical, but I will definitely see it! It looks so intense.

    • EvanDickson

      How can you be so sure he’s not in it *somewhere* 😉

      • True that, it’s one of those little things you get excited about. 😉

  • Zombie-Killa

    Can’t believe I didn’t notice this first time around (kind of hard to pick out one true gross-out moment), but after watching the trailer a few more times, seeing the knife to the tongue at the very end is just unreal. Egads, now that’s how end in trailer!

    • djblack1313

      Zombie-Killa, TOTALLY! that tongue part is FUCKING, AWESOMELY GROSS! i love that part so much!

  • That_One_Guy

    I am sold on seeing this. To the people who are fans of the original and are angry, I get it. The Evil Dead is a damn near perfect film. Everything about it is enjoyable. As fans of the original movie, we need to support this. Sam and Bruce have carefully put together a film that they think we will enjoy. It’s made for horror fans by horror fans. I am going to miss Ash as much as anyone, but there has never been a more ideal scenario for a good remake. I will be paying my money and seeing this and I hope you all do the same.

  • m-m-m-MONSTER_KILL

    This looks fantastic! I absolutely LOVE the original trilogy, and both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell seem to think this is worth fans’ time (though admittedly, they ARE the producers of the movie and would promote it even if it was shit…and Raimi’s Ghosthouse Pictures has put out some absolutely awful stuff in the past), and holy fuck just look at that trailer! I like to think that if Sam Raimi is going to put money into a remake of the movie that started his massively successful career, and which has a huge, loyal fanbase, he’s going to make sure it’s top-notch. And as far as remakes go, people go on and on about how shitty remakes these days are, but honestly it’s been a while since I’ve seen one. Sure, there’s obvious things like Prom Night and all those shitty remakes of shitty Japanese flicks that were coming out of the woodwork some years back, but it seems like Hollywood has learned to do good remakes after so many awful mistakes (and luckily for us, Platinum Dunes has nothing to do with this movie). Movies like The Hills Have Eyes, Halloween (yes, I loved RZ’s Halloween), Dawn of the Dead, Piranha, Hitcher, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th (Hey, PD DID do some good ones!), and Last House on the Left give me faith that just because a movie’s a remake, it doesn’t have to suck. Of course, there are people out there who dismiss a movie from the get-go because it’s a remake and will never allow themselves to enjoy the movie based on that outright dismissal, but I guess that’s their loss.


    Movies get remade. Deal with it. NO ONE IS TAKING THE ORIGINAL AWAY FROM YOU.

    This Evil Dead looks amazing; light-years ahead of the original.

  • Aaron Emery

    Hell yes! I’ve never smiled so hard from a trailer for a remake! I’m so in!

    • GhettoWerewolf

      My reaction exactly. People talk about grinning from ear to ear, and I think I might have actually been doing that while watching this trailer. I’ll admit, when I first heard about this, I was a little unsure; but, the more I heard about it, the more excited I became. And now, watching this trailer, I can honestly say, though some may see this as blasphemy, it couuld very well be better than the original. I have high hopes for this film, and can’t wait for it to be released.

  • Looks bad ass, pls dont eliminate the twisted humor..

  • Klepto4

    idk really, looks pretty funky in a good way. In between jobs at the moment so money is tight. May have to be rental boooo. I need a good scare at the cinema. Serious though I’m getting good vibes from this, looks like you’ll get a lot more content for your money than say boring old Paranormal Inactivity… I so love my book of the dead DVD case, very rubbery

  • I’ll be honest here, I never really agreed with all the praise the original got. I enjoy the movie, I own the the movie, but I never really understood the incredible amount of love that it received. Personally, while I enjoy horror/comedies, I like my horror movies to be brutal and scary. I never really liked the goofy tones of the original. I also had no interest in this remake, however, this trailer does indeed look incredible. While I still obviously determine how successful this movie will be, I am loving that the are taking it in a direction I find much more enjoyable. I think I can see myself really enjoying this movie, for the same reason I enjoy Rob Zombie’s remake just as much as the original Halloween. No ones going to top the original, classic films in ways of style. So the best way to approach a remake is to add a concrete, well thought out story, and go for the opposite style which makes it worth exploring.

  • lucie-with-a-gun

    want to see now!

  • Well, the first one hasn’t stood the test of time as many would like to believe (anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional). This remake seems to head in the right direction as far as atmosphere, and since we can’t base an entire film off of a minute long trailer, I will wait to reserve final judgement. But I am cautiously optimistic. Also, why do we have to wait so long?!?

  • Rusted

    I’m not getting excited until I see the final film. We’ve all seen cool trailers before for a lot of horror remakes that have turned out awful.

  • AtomicAgeZombie

    Well, the trailer is already better than Army of Darkness. (don’t get me wrong, fun film, but not a proper follow up to the series, it was just a pilot for Xena & Hercules) I like how the Ash character was not prominent. You see him,but he’s not really there. I was dreading this remake, but now I’m looking forward to it. I may hate it later, but it will have my money day one.

  • thaphantom

    Anybody that doesn’t want to see this is insane…

  • numberthirty

    I really am left cold by the trailer. It seems like the kart is in front of the horse. Too much emphasis on gore and darkness and none of the slapstick.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Looks great.

  • j.c

    I would like to take the time to add my own worthless opinion to this and maybe address afew of the previous comments. This will not sway anyone of opposite opinion one way or the other, nor should it , and Im not calling anyone out on this, as I stated, its just my worthless opinion. On the first film not standing up today, I can see that. The acting isnt great, but bear in mind, these were mostly inexpereinced actors giving it their best shot and even they themselves would probably tell you that they werent award winners. Im gonna age myself a little and admit as a high school horror fan at a young age, I had the opportunity to see it on a big screen upon its original release and it blew me away. There was just simply not much like it at that time and it left quite an impression. Is my love for the film part nostalgia? Maybe, but seeing it for the first time on the big screen is like trying to explain your first time, you just had to be there. I gotta call shenanigans on the statement of it being poorly filmed though. Sam’s camera work on the non existent budget is part of what made the film stand slightly apart from other no budgeters out there. It made Stephen King take notice and it still to this day marks Raimi’s current work . The hospital scene in Spider man 2 anyone? No Ash? In the first film Ashley J Williams was not the Iconic groovy dude we know and love today. He was the male version of the final girl and did not really take center stage until the 2nd film. So, I dont mind a slight reshuffle here. Lets see what the new guys can add. I keep reading about the lack of humor, The first film was not intened to be intentionally funny in any way. It was labeled by the filmakers as the ultimate in greueling terror. Since it is the 1st film they are remaking, I would hope they keep that gritty tone there as well, and it appears they did. I was always slightly(just slightly mind you, I still love the trilogy) by the tonal changes between the first and second film. I chalk it up to changing clmate at that time and Sam’slove of slapstick. It was probably easier to sell a less intense film at the time Evil Dead 2 was being made anyway. As for remakes, they dont appear to be going away anytime soon, so best we can hope for is a decent one. Lets keep in mind the ones that worked ( the Fly, The Thing, etc…) I was one of the first crying foul with announcements of TCM and Dawn remakes, but Ill be damn if I didnt end up enjoyig them a bit so I had to eat a little humble pie with those. I know the bad ones are out there( I dont really need to name them , you know them, but The Stepfather, Prom Night and That cringe inducing Fog remake to name a few) but I dont think its too much to ask to keep our fingers crossed on this one. Like stated before, remakes dont erase the originals and can serve to remind you while you loved the original so much in the first place. After the Fog remake, I went straight home and watched the original just to cleanse the pallet. The first are always going to be there for us to enjoy, and if this turns out bad, you can always just ignore it. Thanks for letting me ramble, this was a long one LOL. Take care!

    • John Marrone

      JC – youre spot on about something that a lot of younger horror fans need to realize. It IS a lot nostalgia, because when EVIL DEAD came out in 81, horror was all about gore and graphic violence. EVIL DEAD came at you in such an uncensored way without hype that it floored you back then. Thats why the lasting impression and respect. They would have to go mother fucking OVER THE TOP in a very desensitized era to wow people now the way EVIL DEAD did back then – thus, if what we’re seeing in the trailer is a clear indication, its not going to – but it will be new and shiny like everyone likes things to be nowadays, so it was be a success. PS – THE SMALLVILLE FOG is the WORST remake ever made.

      • John Marrone

        it “will” (not was)

  • Evil_Flip

    Meh. It just looks like the they took the story of the original and made it look like every other horror movie they’re making these days. This even looks like a platinum dunes production which makes me think we’ll see Bruce Campbell wearing cut-off jeans and a tank-top.

  • james silcox

    It looks killer. I hope it does really well! I’m kinda new to watching horror so this trailer make me want to see the original.

  • Marty McFly

    Hmm… I don’t know about this… It could be good. My friend, who read the script, said it was really bad. I’ll wait until I actually sit down and watch the movie before I judge it, but as far as the trailer goes… I’m still on the fence.

  • ggium24

    I think that’s gonna be great!!! But what about Elizabeth Blackmore? Do you think she have a small or big part in it?

  • swordfish

    How well this film does at the box office could be the catalyst behind whether Evil Dead 4 gets made or not. I read an old interview with Bruce Campbell the other day and he mentioned that one of the reasons it never happened was because all the fans would say “it’s not as good as Army of Darkness!”, the same thing they said about Army of Darkness comparing it to ED2 etc. He said, whats the point in spending all that money and putting all that effort into making a film for people to just whine on.
    Maybe they are testing the water with the remake to see whether the interest is still alive and see how it performs financially? But as usual the hate-brigade are out in force when the film won’t be seen for another 6 months! Unbelievable!

  • Deadite4Life

    Looks so good, except I’m not a fan of the eyes. White eyes, please.

  • HorrorFromDownUnder

    This makes me so nervous that it’s going to taint one my fav movie’s of all time’s legacy, that I soiled my underwear. But I put my faith in Sam and Bruce.

  • Scream1210

    This movie looks awesome! This isn’t just another crappy remake, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi completely stand behind the film and where completely involved during the entire film making process. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK 4?!

  • zog71

    As with any movie. The trailer looks absolutely awesome, so will the picture as a whole be worth a shit? Part of me is impressed, but part of me is cautious as well. I like the look and feel of the film, so will give it the benefit of the doubt. Have to wait until closer to release time for a real feel.

  • notdrock

    This trailer made me feel like I could end up like Jake when Annie stabs him and then leaves him by the cellar door. Unintentionally stabbed in the guts, door slammed on my ankles, then left by the cellar door. I really hope it doesn’t end up this way.

  • LivingDeadChick

    That actually looks really good, I was a little worried it might not :S
    But I’m stoked to see it when it comes out 🙂

  • HOLY CRAP THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!! I’m so pumped to see this epic classic being remade… it better live up

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  • waywaylar

    This was one of those classic horror movies that remained scary. Mainly because of the girl locked in the basement. Not a lot of remakes are that great, but this trailer sets such a high standard! I’m so excited.


  • DANTEarg

    this looks amazing, love the idea of Jane Levy as the new “Ash”, because a boy would never play Ash as the great Bruce Campbell, nice change.

  • BrandonLightning

    This looks so great.

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