“You bastards, why are you torturing me like this? Why?”
Just in time for Halloween, the trailer for the remake of The Evil Dead arrives in full red band splattertastic glory from Sony Pictures. Directed by Fede Alvarez, with a screenplay that was scrubbed up by the devil herself Diablo Cody, fans of the original series are yet to see anything worth cutting off their hands over. The film will star Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci. It is due out in cinemas on 12 April 2013, traditionally the scariest day of the calendar for some reason.
In the remake of the low-budget Sam Raimi 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
Despite the impressive cast and award-winning writer with an apparent ear for youth dialogue, none of that is on display in this lacklustre trailer. It is certainly bloody, and is going for shock value, but where are the laughs? If The Cabin in the Woods has taught us anything, and it has, it’s that there’s always room for more spam in the cabin if you are clever enough with the script. Time will tell on this one, but we miss Bruce Campbell already.