The first trailer for the upcoming remake of Sam Raimi's classic horror franchise, Evil Dead has arrived like a crimson-filled cornucopia of deadite-slicing drama.
Long-in-the-making, this rendition of the Evil Dead saga suffers the notable absence of its signature protagonist, Ash Williams (although Bruce Campbell, along with Raimi are on as producers.)
Yet, amidst the array of gratuitous gore and self-mutilation seem to be scattered "elements" that reference the role that Ash played in fighting this cabin-in-the-woods cabal of the obnoxious undead.
Check out the extremely gory, bad word-filled Redband trailer below.
Warning: Bad language, extreme gore, and no Bruce Campbell.
This is clearly far-removed from the tongue-in-cheek "badass" humor of Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. As a result, it may have a difficult time distinguishing itself as something new; especially considering it is a reboot with no notable stars to bill. However, it could still garner a good amount of curiosity.
With director, Fede Alvarez selected by Raimi, we see Evil Dead updated to attack the sensibilities of modern horror audiences. -- Even if the references to Ash are just what we call pillow talk, baby.
Evil Dead hits theaters to lock creepy possessed women in cellars on April 12, 2013.