The Evil Dead remake directed by Fede Alvarez will hit theaters April 13th 2013 and as much as I was an early nay sayer I have to say I have been convinced that this could be the best horror movie of the year and dare I say it one of the best movies that Sam Raimi has helped produce.
I have come up with 5 solid reasons why I think that you should see the remake of Evil Dead. This goes for new fans to the genre as well as die hards like myself who have questioned all along why on earth we need a remake of Evil Dead. No movie will ever match the original Evil Dead and frankly Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell who are both producers in my view are not trying to.
The original Evil Dead will always be an absolute classic but this new Evil Dead remake is definitely going to be its own beast and here are five reasons everyone should go see it when it hits theaters on April 13th.
The Evil Dead Remake Has No CGI
Considering the special effects that have been shown off in the red band trailer this in itself is nothing short of amazing. According to the director Fede Alvarez they made the decision early on that this movie would not have any CGI in it at all and they have made this movie with old school practical effects, illusions and as he calls it ‘magic tricks’.
If I had not told you this movie had no CGI what so ever I doubt you would have thought it was done entirely with practical special effects. Old school horror fans will love hearing that we wont be seeing sloppy CGI work.
Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell are Both Back
I should add a small note here that Sam Raimi is not directing and much to my early disgust Bruce Campbell is not starring. I would have loved to have seen an older more rugged ASH played by Bruce Campbell reprise his role to save the world but it was clear early on this would not happen.
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert the star/director/and producers of the original Evil Dead are all back as producers on the Evil Dead Remake. Sam Raimi wrote the original screenplay with Diablo Cody then did rewrites on which depending on who you ask is either good news or bad news. Anyway you cut it I feel that having the three original brains behind the first film involved guiding the remake is important.
Bruce and Sam have both said in interviews this movie is better then what they did in the original Evil Dead. All I can say is if its half as good we are in for a great and Bruce and Sam dont sell yourselves short. The original is a classic that will never loose its status within the horror genre.
Its Not in 3D
Most of you know that I am not the biggest fan of 3D. I also know many of you were shocked when I praised the fact that Texas Chainsaw 3D was coming out in 3D. When 3D is done right and not an after though post production conversion it is absolutely fantastic. Case and point DREDD was the best 3D movie I have ever seen and is the film that stopped me from talking crap about 3D as a gimmick.
That said as much as I am no longer a complete hater of 3D movies I am glad that they opted to not use 3D, not use any CGI and make Evil Dead in pure classic form with one hundred percent practical effects from start to finish.
It Looks Scary as S**t
It is not very often I look at a horror movie and think ‘holy crap’ much less ‘holy s**t that looks scary’. The Evil Dead remake will be nothing like the original because this one looks like its going to be hide under the bed scary and an absolute festival of brutal violence as the Necronomicon unleashes unholy hell on the new cast of characters.
A New Take on Ash
Originally I was beyond pissed off when I heard that ASH was being recast and Bruce Campbell would not play the part. When Sean William Scott’s name was proposed to play ASH my head just about exploded. Things took an even wierder choice when it was revealed the Ash character would be female and an even stranger twist when the character Ash was completely removed from the Evil Dead remake.
As much as it caused me outrage that Ash is not being played by Bruce I think that I was wrong in my original thinking. Nobody can play Ash like Bruce Campbell did… period… no discussion. So taking that character in a new direction and pretty much eliminating it from the movie is a good thing. It will at least stop most of us genre die hards from going ‘that is not what Ash would do’.
Checkout the brand new Evil Dead Redband Trailer