A Terrifying Promise: The 'Evil Dead' Remake Teaser Poster

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:29 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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A Terrifying Promise: The 'Evil Dead' Remake Teaser Poster

Somebody must have been reading Necronomicon pages, because the first poster for next year's remake of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead has appeared online, and it makes an outrageous promise that recalls the tagline of the original.

Though sequels Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness found Bruce Campbell's Ash increasingly comfortable with a clever one-liner and absurdly comic happenings, the 1981 original was billed as "The Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror."  Evil Dead was inventive, low budget horror.  Our first look at the remake, last month's red band teaser trailer, promised that the new Evil Dead, produced by Raimi, Campbell, and Rob Tapert, will dispense with goofiness in favor or all-out madness and straight-up horror.

And apparently the tagline echoes the original's memorable description, as this teaser poster promises that remake is "The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience."  To quote our dear departed friend Vincent Vega (poor schmuck was just enjoying a private moment on the toilet), that's a bold statement. 

While the "ultimate experience in grueling terror" is a little harder to quantify, the folks behind this new Evil Dead are making a straightfoward promise with this poster, which debuted at Yahoo! Movies.

Like its predecessor, the new Evil Dead follows a group of youngsters as they head to a cabin in the wilderness.  Once there, they discover the Necronomicon Ex Mortis, an ancient Sumerian text bound in human flesh left by the cabin's previous occupant, a professor who met an unfortunate end.  When one of these misguided fools reads a translation, it leads directly to Deadites, self-mutilation, and sexual assault by vegetation.

Jane Levy of Suburbia stars as Mia, and the cast also includes Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jessica Lucas.

Raimi's Ghost House Pictures selected Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez based largely on the strength of his short film, Panic Attack!, and it appears that Alvarez is determined to make a big impression with his first American production.  He co-wrote drafts of the screenplay with Rodo Sayagues, but revisions were carried out by Academy Award winning Juno, Jennifer's Body, and Young Adult writer Diablo Cody.

We'll see if the Evil Dead remake is indeed the most terrifying film you will ever experience when it arrives in theaters nationwide on April 12, 2013.

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