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!

RICK BAKER HAS RECEIVED A WELL DESERVED STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Source: ShockTillYouDrop

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum.

“We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

During the ceremony, Mr. Baker will also be entered into The Guinness World Records™ Book twice – once for the most Oscar® wins, and also for the most Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Makeup. He has been nominated a total of twelve times with seven wins: An American Werewolf in London (1981), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Ed Wood (1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Men in Black (1997), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and The Wolfman (2010).

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A MORE DETAILED HISTORY OF RICK BAKER, A MAN WHO HAS PIONEERED THE ART OF SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS AND MORE THROUGHOUT HIS LONG AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER!

THE WALKING DEAD BEHIND THE SCENES ZOMBIE MAKEUP EFFECTS TOUR WITH GREG NICOTERO

Special Effects Make-Up Designer Greg Nicotero shows off the latest zombie wizardry to come out of his shop. Catch Season 3 of THE WALKING DEAD this fall on AMC.