Although just about every piece of filmed entertainment contains at least one computer-generated image or another these days, Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez stated that his film doesn’t contain a single drop of CGI.
If you’ve seen the recent trailer for the filmmaker’s upcoming horror flick, then you’ll understand how impressive Alvarez’s statement is. The movie appears to be loaded with extreme gore, some of which many automatically assumed were executed using computers.
According to Shock Till You Drop, Fede Alvarez recently explained that all of the gore and effects work in the Evil Dead remake were achieved using practical FX. All of the nasty eviscerations you see on-screen were achieved right in front of the camera.
In order to make the effects look genuine without CGI, the filmmaker said he and the crew heavily researched the art of illusion.
Alvarez told io9 during a recent interview:
“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.
“There’s a moment where a girl goes through her arm with a kitchen knife — spoiler alert. And we knew since day one the camera would start wide, she goes for the knife, you see her arm, she starts going for it. And you think they’re going to cut away at any moment, but we don’t. She just goes for it and screams and the arm breaks and falls. So we really pushed the boundaries there, trying to create those illusions … It has a particularly bloody ending. The last scene is just … I want it to be the bloodiest scene, ever. And I think it is.”
The Inquisitr previously posted the new trailer for the Evil Dead remake. If you missed the clip, then you can check it out below. Keep in mind that the video does contain a fair amount of violence and unsettling imagery.
Are you looking forward to the Evil Dead remake? Are you surprised the film doesn’t contain a drop of CGI?