As we get closer and closer to “Evil Dead’s” release date, the marketing for the movie keeps getting more and more horrifying. In case anyone was worried that this wouldn’t actually be “the most terrifying film you’ll ever experience,” a new featurette will calm your fears. Be warned, it is loaded with violence and terrifying imagery.
“I was watching TV at home and there was some interview that they were saying, ’Oh, they’re going to remake “Evil Dead,”’ and I was like, ’Who’s going to touch that classic? Poor bastard,'” director Fede Alvarez recalled in the new video. He added of how he approached the new project, “I really want every time I do something to shock them in a way, to provoke them, but it has to work for the people who never saw the original.”
Producer Sam Raimi continued his defense of the “Evil Dead” remake in this featurette, calling the film “true to the original in spirit” but still having its “individual voice.” Raimi said “Evil Dead” is “outrageous, just like the first one,” and the disgusting footage shown here definitely proves his point.
“We found a great artist who is brilliant, and that’s Fede Alvarez,” Raimi said. “He understands what makes a story work, how to put the pieces together.”
Alvarez added, “What we tried to do on the story was try to find those new ideas that can shock you but in a different way.”
“Evil Dead” opens on April 5.
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