The ‘Evil Dead’ Teaser Poster Has Serious, SERIOUS Balls!!!

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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.

  • Lonmonster

    I like how ballsy they are about this.

    • 321sponge1

      I agree, both the trailer and this poster are really pushing the envelope when it comes to the scares and its promising aspects. Can’t wait, looking good.

  • Kroork

    I have said it a million times by now

    This is my most anticipated movie for sure!!!!

  • Michael_M

    I don’t think this poster is as original as you’re suggesting. The tagline for the original Evil Dead was “The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror.” This poster just represents a minor change. Instead of grueling they’re using terrifying. Instead of ultimate they’re using most. But they kept the reference to experience. The new poster is an uninspired remake. Hopefully the movie is better.

    • djblack1313

      Michael_M, i agree the poster is very uninspired. i hope/think the movie will be good if not great! fingers crossed.

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  • Vaeda

    As much as I want to disagree with Michael_M, I have to agree with him. It’s a different approach to their marketing angle with this film. Yes, it’s a bold statement for sure, but they need to appeal to as many people as possible, not just “Evil Dead” fans. Creating one sheets, producing solid trailers is what they are required to do simply to bring in an audience. Did we not get the same thing with Paranormal Activity claiming it was the scariest movie ever made? I think so. In fact, I would like to point out that it’s actual clever the way they are going about it. I have no doubt in my mind that it will be quite the experience after I walk out of the theater.

  • djblack1313

    don’t get me wrong, i AM very much looking forward to this movie but this poster and it’s hyperbolic, impossible to live up to claim reeks of either desperation or….i don’t even know what. lol. i’m not hating/bashing on the movie because again, i’m in.

    i think this claim made in the poster would maybe work if it was made more as a fun joke type of thing but the movie (thankfully!) isn’t going for humor/brevity. but whatever, it’s just a poster and i already love what i’ve seen in the trailer!

    • doomas10

      It brings me memories from the “Emily Rose” poster with that foggy background. But seriously their claim makes me even more to see this version of Evil Dead. See how this one goes!

  • rgold

    The fans of the series know the tag-line. I see it more as a homage the something uninspired. It also, as Vaeda said, will appeal to a wider audience, so it suits both purposes. I have def. been happy with what they have given us so far and they have done a hell of a job getting us exited for this.

  • EvilHead1981

    I can understand there are some people who might eat that saying up like sweetness, but personally, everytime someone says movie is the “most scariest movie ever”, I’m inclined to disagree. I’ve been scorn more than enough times in my youth regarding this sorta claim. It’s the same reason I take other people’s opinions regarding movies with a grain of salt. I’ve heard so many people claiming “_blank_ movie is the most amazing movie ever!” and crap like that. I think praise, nowadays, is tossed around to lightly. It lacks gravitas. It’s like praising your kid’s turds for being the most amazing turds you’ve ever seen. The weight of your words loose their value.

    • djblack1313

      EvilHead1981, VERY well said. i agree.

    • rgold

      but they were some amazing turds. They had a glistening form like no other! and the smell, my god the smell

  • Canucklehead

    No it doesn’t. It’s a crappy washed out black n white photo.

  • xAshleyMariex

    The poster may be a little boring, but i like the fact that it isn’t giving anything away. However the tagline is pretty much the same as the original..not very creative.

  • En_Noir

    Personally I enjoy the poster. It’s simple and effective. I can see where you guys are coming from when you say “uninspired” but with a lot of other things pertaining to this film ie; the trailer it’s playing serious homage to the original from what they’ve showed us they are catering to the fans.
    But as far as the design goes, I think it’s terrific. Subtle, gets your interest, the branding is there, and there’s no overkill with shitty grunge or characters from the movie. Less is more folks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/msaez3 Manuel Saez

    When I hear a line like that from critics, I usually roll my eyes and sigh, because I know that the movie will not live up to it. Now that the studio itself is doing it, I’m not sure what to think. The original wasn’t scary, at all, so there is definitely room for improvement in that regard. I just hope it doesn’t go for the loud-noise scares or the jump-scares of other films that have made the same lofty claims. April cannot come soon enough.

  • Marty McFly

    Pretty bland poster. I hate the tagline too, I’m so sick of movie studios putting “Scariest movie ever made” or “Scariest movie since The Exorcist” or “The most terrifying movie ever.” on their posters.. not once have they ever been true.

  • morehorror4me

    Wonder if they’ll get Stephen King to do a sneak peek. I vividly remember his quote selling the original movie, something about him “cowering behind his seat” and calling the flick “ferocious…” God, I’m old.

  • Eileen

    This poster would be cooler if there was like a root/vine thing going up her leg!