FilmDistrict has revealed the official teaser poster for Evil Dead, the Fede Alvarez-directed reboot to Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic about a group of kids who unleash demons in a cabin deep in the woods.
The poster – obviously inspired by The Social Network – doesn’t show much, other than the back of a presumably possessed female, along with the bold assertion: “The most terrifying film you will ever experience.”
What I love about the proclamation is that the studio isn’t using critic quotes, they’re using their own voice to promise you that come April 12, 2013 you will be a believer. The use of the word “experience” is also telling as it implies you’ll be more than being scared, Evil Dead is a movie that will physically rattle you. They have some serious balls, now let’s hope they live up to the hype!
In the much anticipated remake, 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.
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas all star.
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