Evil Dead: new red band trailer

Trailer Ryan Lambie
4 Jan 2013 - 07:42

Viewer discretion advised, as the gore flows in the new red band trailer for the Evil Dead remake...

For a generation of horror fans, 1981's The Evil Dead was a rite of passage. Infamous among censors and politicians, yet equally prized by gore connoisseurs for its creativity and ghoulishly black humour, it became an immediate cult classic, and a sought-after VHS tape.

It's unsurprising, then, that the news of a remake has been greeted with suspicion. But then again, this year's Evil Dead has a better pedigree than most, with a promising young director (Fede Alvarez) at the helm, Sam Raimi credited as producer, and Oscar-winner Diablo Cody responsible for reworking the script. It's also clear that Alvarez and Raimi have gone for a somewhat different tone; although the crimson fountains of gore are still present, the tone is harsh, and the hints of Grand Guignol comedy which punctuated the 1981 movie appear to be entirely absent.

The posters have promised that Evil Dead will be "The most terrifying film you will ever experience". Given just how familiar the cabin in the woods horror subgenre is, we'll be interested to see if the finished film lives up to the claim - particularly in the wake of such knowing horror entries as Tucker & Dale Versus Evil and, of course, Cabin In The Woods.

Evil Dead's out in the UK on the 19th April.

Bear in mind that the red band trailer is as violent as it sounds, and what you'll find below is decidedly not safe for work. You have been warned.

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