‘Evil Dead’ Remake Gets An Official Release Date; Plot Details Surface
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Ahh, yes, the feared remake of Sam Raimi‘s absurdly brilliant horror flick, The Evil Dead, is back in the news.

First of all an official release date has been set, which means all of you who were hoping this would end up dead and buried before ever reaching the big screen look to be out of luck. The remake has laid claim to the April 12, 2013 date for Evil Dead, though, as has become very common, that could be changed in the future.

Now for some supposed details on the plot of the movie, which may or may not end up being truth.

According to a source close to the project, the movie is ready to start filming in New Zealand around March where it will be shot in the same wooded area that Yogi Bear movie you didn’t see was filmed.

As for plot, if this does turn out to be legit, it may not be so bad…as far as horror movies go, anyway. As for Evil Dead similarities, however, they’re few.

The movie, being directed by Fede Alvarez and rewritten by Oscar winner Diablo Cody, will supposedly follow two siblings, David and Mia, who head to a remote cabin with some friends after their mother’s death in order to try and help Mia to overcome a drug addiction she has.

While there the Necronomicon comes into play (of course; every creepy cabin deep in the woods comes with a copy of the Necronomicon), which is the primary connection to the original, and Mia becomes possessed by a demon who is not friendly. Not friendly at all. Of course those around her think that her odd behavior is just on account of her body trying to recover from her drug abuse, and obviously won’t realize something is really wrong before it’s far too late.

The first plot details were first shared by Bloody Disgusting back in October, but the new more detailed description comes from Moviehole, where you can read of more story details (with potential spoilers).

The most important aspect of all of this is that it appears that all of the wild and wacky and often times funny and over-the-top nuances of Raimi’s original Evil Dead, fueled by the performance of a one Bruce Campbell, will not be present. This remake will be a straight-edged horror, which means it will be much more realistic and possibly even much more horrific (pending a decision on amount of CGI used) than the original. Not necessarily a bad thing for horror fans, but it also means it’s not truly an Evil Dead movie. Those nuances and Campbell are what make it and its sequels so good, and without those things the remake simply becomes another horror flick…with a Necronomicon in it.

With this new information, are you more curious to see how the Evil Dead remake will look, or are you even more skeptical than ever before?

[Source: Moviehole, Collider]

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  1. this is a fucking joke.

    Comment by Josh Hoffner — December 9, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

  2. So it is just a horror movie that also happens to be called Evil Dead?  Ok, I can deal.  At least they wont try to recreate it shot for shot resulting in an epic fail.  If the story line is changed that much they really need to stop calling it a remake…

    Comment by Aeryn2796 — December 9, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

  3. Didn’t the first Evil Dead tank because they tried to make it a serious horror flick?

    I think I’ll stick with a chainsaw-wielding, one-handed, slightly-psychotic Bruce Campbell facing off against his claymation headless girlfriend, thanks.  :)


    Comment by Lori Strongin — December 9, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

  4. Without Bruce Campbell as Ash and Sam Raimi’s direction, it’s not “The Evil Dead” in any way. Unless, say, David and Mia find Ash living in that cabin, trying to keep the Necronomicon away from humanity for it’s own protection. If they’re going to so radically depart from the storyline, then this may be a perfectly fine horror movie, but not part of the classic series.

    Comment by Ralph Rainwater — December 10, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

  5. IDK. I think people are looking at this in the wrong way. You’re right, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be the classic evil dead but that’s what they want (Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell included. Watch the Comicon panel). On the bright side, it does look like there will be some throwback scenes, and other things that will remind you of the original though.
    In any sense, as an evil dead fan, it’s gonna suck. Nothing compares to the original. As a horror fan, it looks awesome. Intense, and it doesn’t hold back on the gore. I’m still waiting for it with high spirits.

    Comment by Freeloading Rusty — December 11, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

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