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Ahead of Wednesday’s premiere of the first trailer for director Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake, FilmDistrict and Tri-Star pictures have released a pretty effective teaser that intercuts video from the New York Comic Con with scenes from the film.
Starting with the words “Wednesday find out why these fans went nuts” superimposed over footage of the cheering crowd, the teaser is a bit of a throwback to 1960s and ’70s horror-movie advertising. All that’s missing is a grave-sounding narrator warning that audience members passed out or fled the theater. Instead, we get Bruce Campbell declaring, “We know what you need. You need horror with blood flowing down the screen. We know you need it.” Bah, that’s better than any narrator.
While you’re waiting for the actual trailer, get caught up with Spinoff’s coverage of the film from New York Comic Con (and check back later today for a Q&A with Alvarez). Evil Dead, which stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas, opens April 12, 2013.