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4:21 PM on 11.05.2013

Campbell says Army of Darkness 2 isn't happening... yet

Just last week Fede Alvarez came out and said that he and Sam Raimi were working so hard on Army of Darkness 2 that they didn't even have time to start work on Evil Dead 2. Also, Bruce Campbell has been yacking a bit abo...

Matthew Razak


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10:30 AM on 10.31.2013

Update: Fede Alvarez not returning for Evil Dead sequel

Update: Never mind! Fede Alvarez is totally still making an Evil Dead 2 and it gets better. The director says that the reason they're not working on it right now is because the focus is on Army of Darkness 2. Basica...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 05.02.2013

Flixist Movie Club - Evil Dead Cast

It's been long awaited (I think) and it's finally here! That's right folks ... Flixist Movie Club is back! Andres & Nick are joined by El Jefe Matthew Razak and we sit down and discuss the latest Evil Dead remake/sequel/thingy. We draw comparisons, solve the secrets of it's universe (and the universe in general) and discuss the possibility of the merging of Evil Dead universes.

Andres Bolivar

9:00 AM on 04.11.2013

Flixistentialism 14 - Snail

On this week's episode of Flixistentialism ... we come up with rap names, we fantasize about what we would do in the universe of the upcoming movie The Purge (AKA Crime Day), we rate girls in terms of pizza and Geoff unveils how he "does" sex like a snail.

Andres Bolivar



10 subtle-ish references in the new Evil Dead photo
10 subtle-ish references in the new Evil Dead
by Matthew Razak

By this time you've either seen the fantastic Evil Dead remake/relaunch or bought your ticket for it to see it this weekend. If you haven't you should really get on the ticket buying thing, because it's really quite good and captures the essence of the original films while being its own thing as well. A hard task for any remake/relaunch to accomplish.

There's plenty in the film to make you remember the originals even if the new movie is mostly trying to do its own thing. This is definitely a remake (kind of in the way Evil Dead 2 was a remake, sequel and reboot all in one) so there's the obvious stuff like the cabin, the cellar, the *ahem* tree scene, and the Necronomicon. That stuff is easy to spot. It's the little nods that really seal the deal, however. In light of that here are the 10 more subtle (if anything in this film can be considered subtle) homages to the original films.

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Review: Evil Dead photo
Review: Evil Dead
by Geoff Henao

[This review was originally posted as part of our South by Southwest 2013 coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of Evil Dead.]

Evil Dead was going to be the shining gem of this year's SXSW just based on everything that it represents. Not only is it an official entry into the Evil Dead canon, it's headed by newcomers not only to the franchise, but to Hollywood films in general. Realistically, albeit unfairly, Evil Dead has a lot of hype working both for and against it. Was Fede Alvarez able to handle the pressure, or did he melt away in a claymation sequence because of it?

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4:00 PM on 04.04.2013

Interview: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (Evil Dead)

[This interview was originally posted as part of our South by Southwest 2013 coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of Evil Dead.] Finally, the last of my SXSW Evil Dead roundtable interviews s...

Geoff Henao



Interview: Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert (Evil Dead) photo
Interview: Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert (Evil Dead)
by Geoff Henao

[This interview was originally posted as part of our South by Southwest 2013 coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of Evil Dead.]

Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert: Two of the three masterminds behind everything Evil Dead. I had the amazing chance to talk to them about the new Evil Dead film, as well as the franchise as a whole. Of course, in typical Geoff fashion, I started off the roundtable interview with an aside about Campbell's suit handkerchief.

Spoilers are abound!

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Interview: Shiloh Fernandez and Jane Levy (Evil Dead) photo
Interview: Shiloh Fernandez and Jane Levy (Evil Dead)
by Geoff Henao

[This interview was originally posted as part of our South by Southwest 2013 coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of Evil Dead.]

Last weekend, I sat down with Jane Levy (Nobody Walks) and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), the main stars of Evil Dead. Read on as we talked about the preconceived pressures of facing comic book convention crowds, the physicality of acting with prosthetics vs. CGI, and all kinds of fun stuff.

As always, be cautious of spoilers.

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Interview: The supporting cast of Evil Dead photo
Interview: The supporting cast of Evil Dead
by Geoff Henao

[This interview was originally posted as part of our South by Southwest 2013 coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of Evil Dead.]

Evil Dead was highly anticipated at this year's SXSW. Who'd have thought that a remake/reboot/rebirth of such a loved horror film staple would be so good? In a roundtable with a few other journalists, supporting actors Lou Taylor Pucci (The Go-Getter), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) share their experiences on the film, including relations with director Fede Alvarez, the physicality of their roles, and what demon vomit tastes like.

As always, spoilers are abound, so please proceed with caution...

...IF YOU DARE!

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9:00 AM on 03.14.2013

New Evil Dead clip has seven years bad luck

This new clip from the upcoming remake of Evil Dead, which Geoff caught at SXSW and raved about, is pretty damn short and full of a lot of heavy breathing, but it surprisingly tells us a lot.  First we catch a glimpse o...

Matthew Razak







Evil Dead was part one of a trilogy, part two on its way photo
Evil Dead was part one of a trilogy, part two on its way
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

After unveiling itself to the world with some absolutely crazy trailers, Evil Dead had a lot to live up to. Not only did it have to be able to stand with Sam Raimi's films, but it needed to justify that crazy awesome tongue-splitting makeout session thing. If the review from our boys over at South by Southwest is any indication, the team succeeded. I am extremely excited for the film's wide release.

And now they're going up against the big one. Sure, The Evil Dead was an awesome film, but The Evil Dead 2 is really the film that everyone remembers. As it turns out, this new vision of the crazy cabin escapades is part of a trilogy, and the writing duo of Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues Mendez are already hard at work on the sequel. There isn't much information about where things are going to go from here, and I can't speak to how open the film's ending is, but I can't say I'm unhappy with this. 

Which is really kind of weird, actually...

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Evil Dead 4 would essentially be Army of Darkness 2 photo
Evil Dead 4 would essentially be Army of Darkness 2
by Geoff Henao

[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!]

During my roundtable with Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert (Evil Dead), the subject of how different Evil Dead is compared to The Evil Dead (1981) came up. With rumors and backtracking provided by Sam Raimi himself, we took it upon ourselves to ask Campbell and Tapert their thoughts on a proper sequel to Evil Dead.

Campbell had this to say about the subject:

This [Evil Dead] gives it a lot of space, and the series can operate independently in different universes. We can still make Evil Dead 4. [It] has nothing to do with this movie, whatsoever. Nothing, just a creepy book, that's the only thing they have in common.

When pressed on whether that meant Evil Dead 4 was already confirmed, Campbell replied:

Sam's been talking about it. Rob and I are like, 'Show us a script.' [...] If we did another, Army of Darkness 2, which is really what it would be, it wouldn't be Evil Dead 4 because Army of Darkness changed its name a bit. So really, it would be Army of Darkness 2.

Tapert concludes:

Nowhere was it called Evil Dead 3. It was Army of Darkness everywhere. Fans knew it as that.

From the mouths of the gods themselves. Whatever the nomenclature may be, it seems more and more likely that, depending on the proper script, we might see Raimi, Campbell, and Tapert continue what they started so many years ago.

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8:00 AM on 03.04.2013

Sam Raimi explains/kinda dials back Evil Dead 4 comments

When Sam Raimi said he wants to work on the Evil Dead 4 script this summer, I immediately assumed this would be part of a pattern of Evil Dead sequel disappointments: something might happen, and then it doesn't. (Same thing h...

Hubert Vigilla



UPDATE: Sam Raimi to write Evil Dead 4 script this summer photo
UPDATE: Sam Raimi to write Evil Dead 4 script this summer
by Hubert Vigilla

[UPDATE: Sam Raimi confirmed to Red Carpet News TV that he wants to write Evil Dead 4 this summer and make the film. Red Carpet News TV asked how the film would work alongside the upcoming Evil Dead remake and where the plot of Evil Dead 4 would start. See what Sam Raimi had to say after the cut. UPDATE 2: A day or so later, Sam Raimi dials back expectations.]

While in London promoting Oz the Great and Powerful, Sam Raimi nonchalantly dropped a bomb. During a press conference, Raimi got a question about another Evil Dead movie and responded with the following:

I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.

Who knows if Sam and Ivan Raimi will pick up old post-Army of Darkness plans for Evil Dead 4 or if they'll start fresh. And of course, this wouldn't be a good idea without Bruce Campbell on board. And it's hard to say how this will play alongside the forthcoming Evil Dead remake.

So it's a fever dream wrapped in a pipe dream right now, but you know what? Let's be happy and hopeful about this just for a little bit before someone pops the balloon and slaps the ice cream cone out of our hands.

[Via Bleeding Cool; update via Red Carpet News TV]

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The Rating Game: A Tale of Blood, Guts, and the MPAA photo
The Rating Game: A Tale of Blood, Guts, and the MPAA
by Sean Walsh

After the news broke that the first cut of Evil Dead received an NC-17 rating, Alec shot me a text suggesting I write up a little somethin' somethin' about whether or not the entire concept of NC-17 horror is a good thing.

That got me thinking, and thinking hard, about the genre. I've done my best to carve my niche on this site as the horror guy and I certainly have the scars to prove it. I've seen a lot of horror films and while I wouldn't call myself an authority, I do think I'm adequately qualified to weigh in on whether or not we really need NC-17 horror.

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7:00 PM on 01.29.2013

The Evil Dead remake's first cut received an NC-17 rating

News that I'm sure will please fans of everything blood and gore, director Fede Alvarez recently Tweeted that his first cut of the Evil Dead remake that was submitted to the MPAA came back with an NC-17 rating. He said h...

Thor Latham

12:00 PM on 01.21.2013

Trailer: Evil Dead

While not quite as, uh, colorful as the former trailer, this new green-band trailer tries to make up for it with more suspense and implied nastiness. Evil Dead has a long legacy to live up to, and so far I've been prett...

Thor Latham

9:00 AM on 01.04.2013

Trailer: Evil Dead (Red Band)

Man, you wouldn't believe how much trouble I went through to find a header that wasn't too gruesome for this post! I mean, sweet Jebus. Like the last Red Band trailer (I assume that's the only way trailers for Evil Dead can ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 11.20.2012

New Evil Dead poster is brazenly arrogant

Well, damn. Even after hearing Bruce Campbell rave about how scary it was, and being sufficiently creeped out by the trailer at NYCC I didn't think the marketing campaign behind Evil Dead would be this awesomely ful...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 11.01.2012

New Evil Dead and Carrie info creeps up the place

Hope you all had a good Halloween, and in case you're still feeling the heebies jeebies, here's some new horror movie remake info that was released the other day. First up is two new images of the Necronomicon from the upcomi...

Nick Valdez



Red Band Trailer: Evil Dead photo
Red Band Trailer: Evil Dead
by Nick Valdez

Here's what we've been waiting for folks. Ever since that lucky jerk Matt described the teaser trailer from Comic Con a few weeks back, I've been waiting very impatiently for the actual footage to release...and I was not disappointed in the slightest. 

I winced like five times. The trailer is striking, gritty, delightfully horrifying, and there's a few callbacks to the original. I mean just look at the last few minutes! Jebus, man! I'm willing to trust that Fede Alvarez knows exactly what he's doing with this. And if the trailer doesn't win you over quite yet, just remember that it's Campbell approved after all

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