Recently, we posted a red band teaser for the remake of Evil Dead being produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell (who may have a cameo role) and directed by Fede Alvarez (Panic Attack!). Now we have a full-length red band trailer that is somehow even more violent than the teaser was. They didn’t listen to our suggestion to cast Gary Busey as the female lead, but it seems to have turned out all right nonetheless.
Many of the familiar aspects are there. Even the Angry Molesting Tree has returned. Alvarez told io9 that the raping tree will be “way more terrible than the original.” Nonetheless, expect some people to complain that the raping tree could be even rapier. Back away slowly from those people.
Part of what really works in this trailer is the complete lack of CGI. Director Fede Alvarez explains:
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. [io9]
Best way to make an arm disappear? Beat a wookiee at chess.
On a more personal note, I watched this horrific trailer right before having to give myself an injection, which was a really bad idea. Word of advice: don’t watch this before doing anything medically invasive. Just as I was about to poke myself, my cat made a noise and I almost jumped out a window. Damn you, Evil Dead red band trailer.
Evil Dead opens on April 12th. I jump out a window April 13th.
(H/T: The Film Stage)