A few things to keep in mind before you watch the trailer for the Evil Dead remake. For one, it’s produced by both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who both have said that they have been a part of the process from beginning to end. Secondly, they’re dropping the trademark Raimi zaniness and going for a more straight horror. Despite being a fan of the original three, I haven’t really been following production on this much, as the whole idea of it hasn’t really interested me.
As for the trailer, it does seem that the movie has some distinct Evil Dead-ness to it – but it most definitely being given the modern horror movie makeover. For some, this will be an instant turn off. I remain cautious, but mostly indifferent. I know my Evil Dead trilogy sitting on my DVD shelf isn’t going anywhere. I do appreciate that they changed the character names, so there is no Ash and maybe that’ll make it easier for Evil Dead fanatics to swallow. But it remains to be seen.
The film hits North American theaters on April 12, 2013. What are your thoughts on this first trailer?