Director Fede Alvarez‘s Evil Dead reboot of the Sam Rami horror classic has it’s second television spot hitting the small screen as well as the Internet today. We’ve got the video and a look at people’s reactions to the first television spot.
“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.”
Evil Dead shocks it’s way onto theater screens on April 5th and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas.
We’ll start with the new TV spot so you can check out the newest footage.
Here’s a look at how people are reacting to the first Evil Dead TV spot.
What do you think? I wasn’t very interested when word first came out about the reboot and that Bruce Campbell wasn’t starring in the flick somewhere. The more I see of this remake though, the more excited I am to go see this movie in the theater. Audience reaction is a major part of my enjoyment of seeing a good horror movie in the theater. This movie looks to be a real shocker. Will you be screaming in the theater seat behind me?
This guy is quite the pretty boy. Director Fede Alvarez has gone through plenty of young actors wiling to get killed on film and, according to Variety’s Justin Kroll, our pretty boy Shiloh Fernandez is the chosen one.
Fernandez, who recently starred in the dark fantasy film Red Riding Hood, has been reported to be playing David, the brother to the female lead, Mia in FilmDistrict and Mandate’s Evil Dead reboot. And with Lily Collinsdropping out due to reported “schedule issues” two weeks ago, this leaves Fernandez without a female lead to co-star alongside him. Bummer.
As we’ve previously reported, the Evil Dead will not be a complete re-telling of the Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell franchise. Rather it will be a combination of new and old material. Instead of just heading out into a remote cabin in the woods like they do in the original, David and his friends drag Mia, David’s drug abusing sister, to a remote hideaway in hopes of getting her to detox. Naturally, things turn to hell as one friend discovers the fabled Necronomicon and unwittingly releases unimaginable evil on the group. Is it all just everyone’s imagination or is something sinister intent on picking off everyone one by one?
With Mia being the Ash-like character in the movie, that leaves David to be the proverbial female in distress. Let’s hope he doesn’t run into the woods alone. We all know how that ends.