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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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9:00 AM on 10.18.2012

NYCC: Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez talks changes

Along with sitting down with Bruce Campbell at NYCC I also got the chance to talk with the director of the upcoming Evil Dead remake, Fede Alvarez. This is the guy who convince Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell that he...

Matthew Razak

NYCC: An interview with Bruce Campbell photo
NYCC: An interview with Bruce Campbell
by Matthew Razak

At NYCC I was able to fulfill one of my life goals: interview Bruce Campbell. The man did not disappoint. In a red sports jacket and black shirt he was walking around like he owned the joint (he basically did) and brashly declaring the new Evil Dead film, which I got to check the trailer out for, as amazing. Even when he wasn't up on stage at the panel he was on, and as he sat down to be interviewed you could tell he was excited about the new movie. 

The new Evil Dead takes another group of teens into a small cabin in the woods, but this time the reason for heading up there is an intervention for one of the girls who is a heroin addict. Aside from the new plot we got to chat about why he thinks the new film needed to be made, how they went about re-imagining a horror classic with new director Fede Alvarez, and how much pain they put lead actor Jane Levy through with every torture they could. It was, in short, everything I could have hoped for, and coupled with the brutal trailer it has me believing in this new Evil Dead

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NYCC: First image/trailer recap for the Evil Dead remake photo
NYCC: First image/trailer recap for the Evil Dead remake
by Matthew Razak

Update: Official image below.

I just got out of the panel for the Evil Dead remake where director . Needless to say Bruce Campbell rocked the house, pretty much pulling the most cheers and being generally awesome. He even gave a fan five dollars after she said something nice about him. The man knows how to work a comic convention crowd that's for sure. 

But the reason we were all there was to learn about the new Evil Dead. We got to sit down with the three before the panel so we'll go into more details then, but during the panel we got to see an exclusive trailer before anyone else. I wasn't a massive fan of the idea of relaunching the series, but after seeing this truly brutal trailer it's very obvious that they're going all out with this thing.

Full description and thoughts below.

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1:00 PM on 08.21.2012

Evil Dead remake 'fabulous', according to Bruce Campbell

Many people are understandably tentative when it comes to the upcoming Evil Dead remake, but Bruce Campbell is on hand to assure everyone, in rather fruitier fashion than usual, that he has seen the movie and it is 'definitel...

Xander Markham

5:00 PM on 04.12.2012

Evil Dead 2 rotoscoped is like Take On Me with deadites

Fact 1: rotoscoping is awesome. Fact 2: Evil Dead 2 is awesome. So when someone rotoscopes Evil Dead 2? That's, like, awesome squared. Sadly, it's just the trailer, not the whole movie. But still, I love the look that studio...

Bob Muir

9:00 AM on 02.03.2012

Shiloh Fernandez cast as lead in Evil Dead remake

Replacing Bruce Campbell in a film is pretty much an impossible task. No actor this generation has acted so poorly so well. It seems that the man put up to that very challenge will be Shiloh Fernandez (don't worry I don't kno...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 12.08.2011

Evil Dead remake just like Evil Dead, minus fun

Extensive details of the Diablo Cody-scribed Evil Dead remake have emerged on Moviehole, including a lengthy story synopsis. A provisional shooting schedule suggests that Raimi is keen to get production underway in March, wit...

Xander Markham

1:00 PM on 09.16.2011

Ash not showing up in Evil Dead remake

As anyone with any sense knows Ash from the Evil Dead films is the biggest badass ever in the history of ever. One word: Groovy. Bruce Campbell is a tiny god of awesome and Ash is the way that god speaks to us. Bow before you...

Matthew Razak

5:26 PM on 01.24.2011

The Evil Dead reboot isn't dead yet

I’m not saying an Evil Dead reboot would be as bad as the Holocaust, but I’m already making inquiries into purchasing a somber-looking building for an Evil Dead Reboot Museum. The continuance of the Evil Dead series has ...

Alex Katz