BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO FROM THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE

Though it appears to have been banned on any number of sites due to studio request, we here at Backwoods Horror have found a little over 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes video from the upcoming EVIL DEAD remake. Truthfully, however, I can’t bring myself to watch them as it’s been reported that they may contain spoilers and I’d like to go into the film with a fresh (as far as remakes go, anyway) take on the film. I just saw enough to make sure they’re authentic and for those of you who can’t wait to get more of a glimpse of the film and what went into making it, you will not be disappointed.

Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 5th, 2013. Also, be sure to check out the official website and facebook page.

SYNOPSIS:

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and 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.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING-OF VIDEO…IF YOU DARE!

TWO NEW CLIPS FROM THE UPCOMING EVIL DEAD REMAKE

I don’t know about you (though I’ve got a pretty damn good idea) but I can’t wait for April 5th to come fast enough. Granted, when I first heard they were going ahead with THE EVIL DEAD remake, one of the most revered and beloved horror films of all time, I was in a fit of uncontrollable rage for days. But then something incredible happened. I saw the Comic-Con red-band trailer and something snap crackled and popped in my overtaxed brain. Perhaps, just perhaps, we’re going to be lucky enough to have a bonafide work of horror art on our hands; a fantastic remake the likes of which we hadn’t seen since John Carpenter’s THE THING. 

Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 5th, 2013. Also, be sure to check out the official website and facebook page.

The basic plot synopsis should be seared into every horror fan’s brain, but for those out there who, perhaps (HERESY!) haven’t seen the original:

SYNOPSIS:
Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and 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.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A HI-DEF LOOK AT THE RED-BAND TRAILERS AND TWO NEW CLIPS FROM THE FILM!

DIRECTOR FEDE ALVAREZ SAYS NO CGI IN EVIL DEAD REMAKE

Source: io9

Director of the EVIL DEAD REMAKE, Fede Alvarez, has stated that all the glorious gore galore onscreen was done as complete practical effects work, using no computer generated imagery what-so-ever. I’m assuming he means the gore effects only, and isn’t referring to, perhaps, some few tweaks, enhancements, wire removals and things of that nature. I don’t care if CGI is used in that manner, what MATTERS is that every horrifying, blood-soaked, gore-caked scene seen in the film was done in-camera and on the set. Yes, Yes, YES! THAT’S EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE! Any long time (or, hell, short time) reader of Backwoods Horror knows that I absolutely DESPISE CGI effects when they can, and should, be done practically. It’s the difference, to me, between watching a cartoon version of what’s supposed to be happening, to seeing the real deal. My mind picks up on the difference at ONCE and I’m taken COMPLETELY out of the film. So, Fede Alvarez, my horror hat is off to you, sir, for making the effort and truly going for it.

This is what he had to say:

We didn’t do any CGI in the movie. 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.”

Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 12th, 2013. Also, be sure to check out the official website and facebook page.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR ANOTHER LOOK AT THE RED BAND TRAILER AND MORE FROM DIRECTOR FEDE ALVAREZ ON THE NATURE OF THE EFFECTS IN THE FILM!

A TEASER TRAILER & SYNOPSIS HIT THE WEB FOR THE ‘GOAT MAN’

Source: Dread Central

GOAT MAN is a short directed by Lionell Hilliard that recently finished production and is looking to hit the festival circuit. Dig the image below and the trailer. The film is F/X heavy with Phil Nichols (aka The Fiendish Dr. Phil) of Facades FX running the show. The Facades FX team for GOAT MAN also included Melissa Nichols and Melissa Gale Dabney.

SYNOPSIS:

There’s a widely spread piece of Texas folklore about a legendary creature appearing to be half-man and half-goat. It’s seen about as often as Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster. Whether it’s good or evil is anyone’s guess…but it’s interesting, nonetheless.

The story of the origin of Goat Man takes place in the late 1800s. A small town political figure, living alone with only his married West Indian servants, has decided to run for office and is a sure fit for the position in question. That is, unless, his deep dark secret exposes him: He often takes up with his farm animals. As you might imagine, karma comes to collect when his conquest of choice, his she-goat, gives birth to the hideous creature we come to know as the GOAT MAN.