Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez and cult movie icon Bruce Campbell to a moment to discuss the upcoming motion picture during their appearance at the New York Comic Con. According to Bloody Disgusting, the pair, along with star Jane Levy, addressed many of the concerns the series’ extremely vocals fans have had with the film.
Structurally, the film doesn’t different too much from the original offering: a group of friends venture into a foreboding cabin in the woods where they awaken evil forces beyond their control. However, those who are looking the humor that made Evil Dead so memorable might be in for a bit of a disappointment.
“The humor in the first one was because we were bad actors with bad dialogue,” Bruce Campbell explained. “All the actors we have are better this time around, they had a lot more support. All the special effects are better. It’s not like ‘look at our digital effects,’ it’s mostly make-up effects still. We used digital to help make things happen sometimes. But it’s not an orgy of digital shots.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, footage from the Evil Dead remake was screened at the New York Comic Con, and seemed to go over well with those in attendance. However, EW writer Darren Franich explains that, while impressive, the film is much more straightforward and serious-minded than Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness.
Although the film is most certainly an Evil Dead remake, director Fede Alvarez really doesn’t want people to refer to the movie as such. “That doesn’t mean anything really, that’s a marketing thing,” he said regarding the “remake” label. “It’s a movie, it’s 90 minutes, it’s called ‘Evil Dead.’ It’s about five guys who go to a cabin, one of them wants to kick an addiction, so she locks herself in a cabin with her best friends. So they do that and discover the Necronomicon. So is that a remake? I don’t know.”
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