Evil Dead (2013) Red Band Trailer: One of the most violent movie trailers


Recently I just wrote an article titled The Top 5 Movie Trailers of 2012. I placed the teaser trailer for Evil Dead as my third favorite trailer of the year because it surprised the hell out of me of how much it actually felt like an Evil Dead film, since it’s one of my absolute favorite Horror franchises. Well Sony has released a new full-length red band trailer for the film, and all I can say is “holy shit!”. This has to be the most violent movie trailer I have ever seen. There’s just so much blood, gore, and plenty of really gross moments. I’m a fan of extremities in films, so this obviously is right up my alley. I’m particularly looking forward to the tongue slicing scene because it has all that gory goodness. First time director Fede Alvarez really looks like he’s delivering a true Evil Dead film, maintaining that essence that made the original such a fan favorite. He also appears to have made a pretty intense and scary Horror movie too. I honestly was skeptical and a little angry when I heard this was being made, but man have they completely swayed me to the other side. I am beyond hyped for this movie, and it has easily shot up to one of my most anticipated movies of 2013. It may not have Bruce Campbell, but Jane Levy looks like she’s going to deliver a memorable performance. Just be warned that this trailer probably shouldn’t be watched in the work place or with your kids around. I would also like to bring up a point in that a movie like this that features all this grotesque violence gets an R-rating, but a movie like Shame that features a few seconds of full frontal male nudity gets an NC-17 from the MPAA. I’m seeing something wrong with that picture.

Evil Dead features Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are on as produces, and the movie will be released on April 12, 2013.


Evil Dead synopsis:

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

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  1. Our friends at the IMDB boards are going frenzy about this remake is if it will destroy the original. I wish people would do more research and learn that the folks behind the original are slightly involved in this one. Can’t wait for it!

    • Rosanne

      It seems like folks are always freaking about the source material being disrespected! My thinking aligns with you guys, though- this looks a great remake, taking some risks and still respecting the source.

    • But not without cause: remakes are a type of copy. When people choose betwixt the copy and the original, they tend to choose the original. That being said, since horror movies of this kind are not often regarded by any other than a hard-core fan base, I don’t think this will be much of an issue in the wider world. The fan base however is another story, and I sympathize to the extent that copies are generally inadvisable (for the reasons aforementioned).

  2. AnnaLar

    The trailer did not show much comedy. Wondering if there will be much of that in the movie. Remind me, didn’t the first Evil Dead have comedy and horror or was it the second one?

    • Mike G

      It was the second one that had more of the comedy. This one seems more in line with the first one, but I totally see some goofy elements in the trailer.

  3. David Tatlow

    I recently read that there will be no CGI in this. I hope that is true, because I am a big fan of practical effects – prosthetics and the like. I will definitely be going to see this, I’m a big fan of the original.

    • Mike G

      Yes, from what I gathered from reading set visits, practical effects play a major part in this movie. Very excited!

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