It’s time for skeptics to learn why Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are so excited about the upcoming “Evil Dead” remake. The film looks like a bloody, gory mess in all the right ways, as is proved by the new red-band and very NSFW trailer.
“David, please, please — you have to get me out of here,” Jane Levy’s Mia tells her brother in the teaser. “You don’t understand: there was something in the woods, and I think it’s in here with us now.”
They don’t — or can’t — leave, and many, many bad things end up happening. From tree rape to the grossest girl-on-girl makeout scene we’ve ever seen, “Evil Dead” promises an exciting horror film in a genre that hasn’t been very fresh in recent years. That’s exactly what Campbell and Raimi want from the movie, too.
“The movie’s not funny. The movie is old-fashioned, retro horror. There’s not a snappy line in the whole movie,” Bruce Campbell recently said of “Evil Dead,” which he is producing. “The first movie wasn’t like that, and this is a remake of the first movie, so he’s really just matching the tone of the first movie, which is not, ‘Hardy har har.’”
“Evil Dead” hits theaters on April 12.