I’ll admit that I was a bit nervous when director Fede Alvarez tweeted out that the MPAA had given the first pass of his Evil Dead an NC-17, equal to the kiss of death in the industry. I knew it could be trimmed, but I wondered just how many passes it would take to appease the old goons at the MPAA. Turns out, not that much.
The film, in theaters April 12 from FilmDistrict and TriStar, has officially been rated “R” for “strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language.”
And with that, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, “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, Jessica Lucas and presumably Bruce Campbell star.