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Sam Raimi may be talking crazy about a parallel “Evil Dead” franchise that continues the adventures of Bruce Campbell’s Ash character, but that doesn’t mean we have to listen to his craziness. What’s set in stone is that Fede Alvarez’s reboot of “Evil Dead” looks damn good, one of those horror movies that is clearly going to be relying on more than just a bodycount for its scares (there are just 5 people in the entire cast, after all). From everything I’ve seen so far, it sure looks like it does just that.
Now take a look at the latest TV spot for “Evil Dead”. It kinda reminded me a bit of Drew Goddard’s “The Cabin in the Woods” for a moment there, which is ironic since “Cabin” is essentially a send-off of movies like the original “Evil Dead”.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, 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.
Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, and coming to get you this April 5, 2013.
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