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.