Sam Raimi Excited To See ‘Gut-Wrenching’ New ‘Evil Dead’

Of all the franchise reboots in the works, “The Evil Dead” may have us the most curious. Sam Raimi has worked closely with the makers of the new film, but by all accounts, the reboot/remake has stripped some of the most “Evil Dead” aspects of the original, including the hero, Ash.

Raimi stopped by MTV News at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about his new film, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and when the topic of the remake came up, he spoke enthusiastically about the prospects of revisiting the series.

“We have a few more days of photography,” said Raimi, who added that he was excited to see it.

As for whether he sees the new film as honoring his original, Raimi said he doesn’t approach it that way. “I don’t think about it like that. I just think Fede Alvarez has really made a great horror movie,” he said. “It’s scary. The actors are great in it. It’s really gut-wrenching, real low budget and intense.”

Sadly, he also confirmed what we all feared, Ash will not appear in the new “Evil Dead.”

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