EVIL DEAD remake red band teaser hits online – Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert producing

EVIL DEAD remake red band teaser hits online – Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert producing

Last weekend attendees of the special Bruce Campbell Q&A panel at Dallas Comic Con’s FAN DAYS event got a chance to see the first trailer for the new EVIL DEAD, a film which hits April of 2013. Yes, Bruce Campbell, despite not actually being in the film, presented the trailer… and it went over rather well. Well today everyone can see it in its bloody red band form. Campbell stressed that while this is a remake, it’s very much its own story – there’s no “Ash” character, and nothing is played for laughs. The new version is directed by Fede Alvarez, known up until now for directing short films. It stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore… oh, and it’s co-produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell. While some might say Campbell would say anything to sell something with a producer hat on, I gotta say this looks pretty effective and intense. For years people have been asking Bruce to make a sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS, but in many ways I think this makes a lot more sense. Check it out for yourself and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

WARNING – this is a really, really gory trailer.

In the much anticipated remake of the 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.

EVIL DEAD opens on April 12, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.