Update: A denial has been made by one of the filmmakers. Head inside for that was well.
There’s only a few more weeks to go until you can see Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead, the remake to Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror classic that spawned a pair of sequels. The new film stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas… but there’s one addition everyone’s been wondering about, so in honor of Evil Dead Month here we go….
I’m giving you fair warning – this is most definitely a MAJOR SPOILER. In fact I’m going to make it sort of difficult to get to the actual content of this piece because I know how much it sucks to accidentally be spoiled on something. Still, you may want to revisit this story after you’ve seen the film. Bookmark it now.
As a buffer, here’s the synopsis again, “In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths 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.”
FilmDistrict and TriStar will unleash Hell on April 5. Head inside for the SPOILER account of the deleted scene that may or may not be on the film’s home video release!
Nope! Not yet! What if someone was just clicking on a forwarded link? They’d already be spoiled without even having a chance to decide if they wanted to hit the “more” button or not. Therefore the SPOILER is below this pic… scroll down if you’re so inclined.
FINAL SPOILER WARNING!
Update: Bruce Campbell has issued the following comment via Twitter.
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) March 18, 2013
I’d like to point out that while we can’t confirm this source’s info because of this denial, there was a post credits scene in an early draft of the script that played out with a character who may or may not have been intended to be Ash. The earlier story appears intact below…
BD reader Scorpionsy writes in regarding the deleted scene – info he got from a trusted source close to the production. I can confirm that, in the draft of the script I read, there is a scene that is similar to this – but NOT EXACTLY like it. Still, this all falls in line with stuff I’ve heard.
“I was told that there was a scene for post-credits where they shot Bruce Campbell in the Ash role but of course he is older (trying to integrate him into this remake’s timeline for future possible cross over),” the reader explained to us. “The surviving member of the group is walking down a road (all covered in blood from the final scene in the movie) and suddenly a truck (with the word “S-Mart” printed on the side of the truck’s container unit) drives up the road and stops by the survivor. Then the window roles down and we see none other than Ash (Ashley Williams…Bruce Campbell)…the hero and survivor from the original Evil Dead trilogy. He asks the survivor if everyting is OK and if any help was needed. Then the Survivor looks at Ash and turns again into a Deadite (gets possessed again)….then we see Ash with the camera zoomed in a close-up on his face as he says: “Groovy!” (one of his famous catchphrases from Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness…you fans know what I am talking about) and we fade to black… I was so excited and shocked when I heard this little golden nugget by the insider. Then the person goes on to tell me that they shot the whole scene but when Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell watched it they decided it was out of place (for now).”
This makes sense to me. I get the feeling that the producers and studio were so happy with the way Evil Dead turned out that they began to bank on some sequels happening and decided to maybe push this down the road a bit.
By the way… this doesn’t mean that there are no surprises in the actual film. You should STILL STAY for the end credits. Fair warning…