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Evil Dead Trailer Comes Replete With Gore, Blood and Tree Rape

Evil lives again in the new trailer for Evil Dead.

Let’s preface this by saying you shouldn’t click on the above video if you are under the age of 17, have a queasy stomach or generally just don’t like horror. But we’re not your parents, and we personally loved the red-band trailer released for the forthcoming Evil Dead remake.

Tuesday’s teaser for the trailer did the movie proud when it showed the reactions of the New York Comic Con audience members who first saw this video. Our faces echoed theirs as we watched the horrible, terrible things that happen to these unsuspecting teens after they opened and read from the Book of the Dead.

Well, as we can see in the trailer, they were warned. We were, too, but we still weren’t quite prepared for how awesome Evil Dead looks. It very much feels true to the spirit of the original movie and, yes, we even to get to see a glimpse of a recreation of the classic tree rape scene from The Evil Dead.

Evil Dead is a new twist on the cult-classic story, and one that producer Bruce Campbell is really proud of. He’s been a repeated supporter of the project, even going as far as to say it has both his and Sam Raimi’s stamps of approval.

“We want to custom make it for fans. We’re not some random cigar-chomping producer looking for a horror movie to remake. This is our baby,” he told Machinima. “I can’t wait. I want people to see it. I’m dying.”

Campbell continued, “The movie’s not funny. The movie is old-fashioned, retro horror. There’s not a snappy line in the whole movie. The first movie wasn’t like that, and this is a remake of the first movie, so he’s really just matching the tone of the first movie, which is not, ‘Hardy har har.’”

We can definitely see that there aren’t many laughs to be had in this trailer. Spinoff recently attended the Evil Dead panel at NYCC, so if you’re still craving more goodied from the movie after this trailer, head on over there.

Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas, Evil Dead opens April 12, 2013.


  • R Lemmon

    I love how the end says “this film is not yet rated” is there any chance it won’t be R?!

  • Scottallenx

     It could be NC-17. That rating wasn’t around at the time of the original. They might have to chop it down to get an R rating. That means we would need to wait for the unadulterated version for home theatre.

  • jack

    sorry but it isn’t evil dead.  Its a horror to be sure, it almost seems classic like Halloween until they get into just sheer gore.

    Evil dead will always be itself. I mean hell if ever their was a cult classic… 

  • ClockslackerQ

     This one has a budget though.

  • Tobe

     Evil Dead Trilogy are some of my most favorite films. In large part due to Campbell and humor. This movie doesn’t have either so it’s clearly not for me.

    But there was a lot of gore too :D Cheap gore but gore, jack.

  • 0bsessions

    I dunno, half the fun of Evil Dead was the ridiculous camp. I know the original wasn’t as campy as the latter two, but it was such a signature of the series.

    This one looks like a straight up modern horror film with little to distinguish it from any of the other B horror movies to come out of the last decade outside of having the name of a cult classic attached to it.

  • Metallicaroks32

    I already sat through the first tree rape I dont wanna see it again please haha

  • JohnWaynman

    Can someone explain this to me: why did Sam Raimi go on record saying that he regretted the tree rape scene from ED1, but now he’s producing and it’s merrily back in?

    Just spins my mind.