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:
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.