If it weren’t obvious from the various set reports and trailers, the new Evil Dead was aiming at an NC-17.
When a fan asked director Fede Alvarez about the film receiving an R-rating, he replied, “Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.”
It sounds as if the film is official rated “R”, but that there’s some juicy content leftover for the eventual home video release.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film arriving April 12, “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.”
Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas all star.