The Evil Dead trilogy is an amazing thing, Evil Dead is one of my top 10 favourite horrors of all time. I had heard there was a remake in the process (as they seem to be remaking every single horror film ever nowadays) and today saw the trailer for it. Technically this is the 2nd remake as Evil Dead 2 was a reinvention of 1. The film looks to be ultra gory with far more realistic effects used. The original had zero budget and it really showed but the film still managed to be genuinely creepy, making it a classic horror film.
A lack of Bruce Campbell (though he is a Producer), and a lack of humour is not necessarily a bad thing for this reboot, the original film was played mostly straight anyway. The story had continued in games and comics and these continuations were for the most part not actually any good (the Marvel Zombies VS Army of Darkness graphic novel is a must read though). This trailer has gotten me interested, at the very worst I hope it draws people who have not seen the classic trilogy into doing so.
I really must get around to reviewing them on my blog, a stupid oversight on my part. Anyway check out the bloody trailer below.