Two days ago we were discussing the Evil Dead teaser, now we have the full red band trailer to mull over and it’s quite a corker. If you are an adult and don’t mind blood, gore and pervy trees, then take a look below:
It seems the be an interesting mix of imagery from both the first and second film, taking some of the more hilarious moments of ED2 (such as the possessed hand) and redoing them in the ethos if ED1. This entails shredding out the humour and upping the trauma. Of course, a trailer can spin footage any way it likes, so this is all conjecture at this point. The cast seem perfectly acceptable, though all we really see them doing is screaming and wailing, but they are pulling that off at least. Over-all, very optimistic and holding out hope that Bruce will make some sort of cameo, ideally playing Ash on a tape-recorder telling them not to say “the words”.
Thumbs up to:
Having the road get washed out instead of a bridge collapsing
The return of the dirty tree!
Thumbs down to:
The removal of the milk-white undead eyes.
The inclusion of moments that are always going to be compared to Bruce (and be found lacking!)
The necromonicon still looks like a hokey prop.
When I was a wee nipper a trilogy of films fell into my lap that changed my life forever: The Evil Dead. It seems I was not alone, as today there are legions of Bruce Campbell fans (an actor who made his name starring in and producing those films) all who would rise up and die in his honour. So it with great trepidation that I await the first proper trailer for the Evil Dead remake starring… er… someone other than Bruce Campbell. I should be outraged, but unlike most remakes that are sterile shades of their original, far removed from the brilliance of the earlier film, The Evil Dead (2013) was produced by Sam Raimi (original’s director) and the man himself, Bruce Campbell.
In fact, Bruce appears in the first teaser, though as himself at a convention:
During the clip Bruce promises the audience that they will get what they want, but it was always the humour that drew us to Evil Dead, not the gore. So it remains to be seen if this remake will succeed where so many fail, and whether or not Bruce’s appearance is from genuine input or a cynical attempt to prevent a fan-base backlash. Watch this space.