Evil Dead Remake Has No CGI

Herner Klenthur

I gotta be honest I am completely shocked by the fact that apparently the Evil Dead Remake has no CGI at all in it. Those of you who have watched the recent trailer have to be having the same questions as I do. Fede Alvarez who is directing the remake said via I09 Quote;

We didn’t do any CGI in the movie. There’s no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night.

There’s a reason people use CGI it’s cheaper and faster, I hate that. We researched a lot of magic tricks and illusion tricks.

This is an impressive statement if you consider just how insane and violent the red band trailer is. I am absolutely shocked that none of the scenes below are done with CGI. There are a ton of people online calling hogwash, you watch the trailer and tell me do you find it hard to believe this is all practical FX?


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      1. Paul Newton January 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

        The tounge thing, licking the razor blade. You can tell its a prosthetic due to its length. I believe them, this trailer is brutal. Wow, just wow.

        • Clarissa J Rutherford January 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm

          I’m still skeptical.

        • Emancipator January 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

          Its damn impressive that there is no CGI I agree. I am also skeptical.

      2. artificialpics January 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        The only thing that looked like it might be CGI was the drop of blood dropping from the sky. But even that could be filmed without CGI.

      3. Jason Murphy January 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

        Practical effects used to be the standard, why would it be implausible to go back to it? Anyone watched the Syfy TV show Face Off? It shows that there are still genuinely talented practitioners of the craft without a computer in use.

        Totally respect the new E.D team’s decision to not utilise CGI. Brave move & probably a much more rewarding experience for the viewers.

        Thew red band trailer looks the business. Fingers crossed.

        • Herner Klenthur January 6, 2013 at 2:00 am

          I am by no means saying its implausible. Look at Toby Wilkins Splinter. AWESOME practical FX. I am just surprised to see them actually setup to not use any CGI and pull it off so well. Tks for the comments!

        • Herner Klenthur January 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

          just dug out this article that DethBanger wrote. Figured you would like it. http://www.horror-movies.ca/non-cgi-horror-movies/

      4. Santos Ellin Jr. January 20, 2013 at 2:34 am

        What about the shot with the lady in flames?

      5. David Brunelle January 20, 2013 at 8:36 am

        Yah right, kinda like the Thing prequel…. they say that now but then when you see it in Imax 3d your like oh no this sucks. CGI isn’t a replacement for animatronics and make up and miniatures because its better, because its not, its because its cheaper, Cheaper, not better. Theres no better way to lose the audience then with cartoons in a live action movie, because that’s what CGI is, cartoons. No CGI is good enough to not notice. its not scary when the monsters are cartoons, you don’t feel anything when cartoons die. CGI is ruining modern movies I can understand in tv show because of lower budgets and sake of time, but not movies.

      6. hunter versteegh January 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

        The trailer looks great, from what I’ve read about it it seems good. But I’m still worried about how its going to turn out in the end. I hope they don’t screw this up.