Being the huge horror fan amongst our talented team of collaborators, the one genre effort that I’m most looking forward to this year is Fede Alvarez’ remake of Sam Raimi’s cult classic, THE EVIL DEAD. The first time director may have a lot on his shoulders in living up to the original splatterfest and from the intense Comic-Con teaser, followed by this weeks shockingly gruesome full trailer, my expectations (and I suspect many others) have rocketed!
Now Alvarez has made a bold statement, giving fans a little nugget of info from the film due to hit cinemas from the 12th April, but be warned – there are spoilers:
We didn’t do any CGI in the movie. There’s no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night. There’s a reason people use CGI it’s cheaper and faster, I hate that. We researched a lot of magic tricks and illusion tricks. [Like] how you would make someone’s arm disappear.
There’s a moment where a girl goes through her arm with a kitchen knife — spoiler alert. And we knew since day one the camera would start wide, she goes for the knife, you see her arm, she starts going for it. And you think they’re going to cut away at any moment, but we don’t. She just goes for it and screams and the arm breaks and falls. So we really pushed the boundaries there, trying to create those illusions… It has a particularly bloody ending. The last scene is just…I want it to be the bloodiest scene, ever. And I think it is.
EVIL DEAD stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Lou Taylor Pucci and has the original team of Raimi, Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell producing.