It's blood, kisses and chainsaws in this new gory Red Band trailer for EVIL DEAD

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I could fill this paragraph with all kinds of puntastic witticisms about how I have a feeling that we’re going to be dining on some crow when Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake comes out, but instead I’m going to use this space to warn you that it may be in your best interest if you don’t eat anything before watching this new, really NSFW Red Band trailer.

Also, you’re probably never going to French kiss anybody ever again.

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.

Yeah, that’s not how I generally want my girls kissing fantasies to play out. When this film was originally announced, despite the fact that it’s being produced by the original’s writer-director and star, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell respectively, and that Raimi handpicked Alvarez to helm this remake, there was a lot of “Bah! Humbug”-ing going around, a lot of it from us. But the more I’ve seen of this film, the more I’m looking forward to it.

It appears, at least in the trailers, to have a real old school horror feel to it, and that’s no coincidence as Alvarez has taken a very old school approach to the film’s shocking bits, as he explained to i09:

“We didn’t do any CGI in the movie. There’s no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night. There’s a reason people use CGI it’s cheaper and faster, I hate that. We researched a lot of magic tricks and illusion tricks. [Like] how you would make someone’s arm disappear.

There’s a moment where a girl goes through her arm with a kitchen knife — spoiler alert. And we knew since day one the camera would start wide, she goes for the knife, you see her arm, she starts going for it. And you think they’re going to cut away at any moment, but we don’t. She just goes for it and screams and the arm breaks and falls. So we really pushed the boundaries there, trying to create those illusions… It has a particularly bloody ending. The last scene is just…I want it to be the bloodiest scene, ever. And I think it is.”

Alrighty then. Remember to bring your barf bags if you’ve got a delicate constitution.

Last Updated: January 7, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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