First Official ‘Evil Dead’ Trailer Arrives Just In Time For Halloween

The first official trailer for the upcoming Evil Dead remake has finally found its way online. Although a shaky bootleg version of the preview started making the rounds last week, a cleaner, more palatable version of the clip has been officially released by Ghost House Pictures.

The trailer you’re preparing to watch comes with a warning: The clip is definitely not safe for work. Not only does it contain a bit of foul language, some of the imagery contained in the preview is pretty intense. Not only will viewers get to see a woman slit her tongue completely in half, audiences are also treated to a number of blood-soaked images that may be too gory for the workplace.

The official plot synopsis for the film reads as follows:

“Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they 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.”

Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez recently discussed the upcoming remake with the folks at Spinoff Online. During the conversation, Alvarez touched upon the fine line that exists between horror and comedy.

“Sam [Raimi] always says this: ‘There’s a fine line between horror and comedy.’ You go too far, everybody starts laughing. You hit it in the right place, everybody’s scared to death,” the director explained. “So we were always trying to stand on that line. So sometimes gore can be very funny. It’s not that kind of gory film.”

While hardcore fans of Raimi’s original Evil Dead remain skeptical about the remake, the clip has generated a much better response than many had anticipated.

Evil Dead, which stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, is slated to arrive in theaters on April 12, 2013. Are you looking forward to the remake?