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Raimi issues a press release on the remake of THE EVIL DEAD

Hey folks, Harry here...  Yesterday the world was all aflutter about a new EVIL DEAD.   Bruce Campbell confirmed that it was happening via his Twitter - but what exactly is going on?   Here are all the latest details from Raimi's GHOST HOUSE...   Below are two items - first, director Fede Alvarez's short film that got him the gig.   And upon seeing it - the mind reels thinking about the lunacy he's going to do with Raimi and the whole original crew supporting him in doing a down and dirty take on THE EVIL DEAD.   So can not wait!





Original Producing Team – Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert & Bruce Campbell –

Remaking Horror Classic ‘The Evil Dead’

To be Written and Directed by Fede Alvarez


Los Angeles (July 13, 2011)   Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) are gearing up to remake their cult sensation THE EVIL DEAD through their long standing Ghost House Pictures partnership.  Raimi and Tapert were such instant fans of Fede Alvarez’s short film “Panic Attack” that they set up a blind deal with the filmmaker and through that process have attached Fede Alvarez to write and direct the film. Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is currently doing revisions on the draft. Ghost House is committed to renewing the franchise and has the film on the fast track. 


Raimi, Tapert and Campbell will serve as producers.  Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film.


The three producing partners commented, "We are committed to making this movie and are inspired by the enduring popularity and enthusiasm for the ‘Evil Dead’ series. We can't wait to scare a new generation of moviegoers using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago as well as Fede bringing a fresh eye to the film’s original elements."


Raimi wrote, directed and, along with Tapert and Campbell, produced the original horror classic THE EVIL DEAD that tells the story of five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead.  An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization.  Playing the taped incantations, the youths 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.  THE EVIL DEAD spawned a franchise with the equally successful installments EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS.


Fede Alvarez is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Karl Austen.  Diablo Cody is represented by Sarah Self at WME, Mason Novick, and attorney Jeff Frankel of McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP.


DIABLO CODY just tweeted:  "Re: EVIL DEAD. Fede Alvarez wrote a brilliant script. My job is easy. Have no fear. (Wait, do have fear.)"

In addition, I like Diablo Cody's work thus far.  But it is clear she's just doing a polish and recognizes the value of what Alvarez has already turned in.

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  • July 13, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by Lynchmob81

    I hope it doesn't suck.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody, you say?

    by caruso-stalker217

    Fuck this.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    cant wait to see what/who TED RAIMI and BRUCE CAMPBELL play

    by BILLY

    I also hope it's actually a scarier genre film(less-no laughs), would make it more fresh to me

  • July 13, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I'm having an ataque de panico just thinking about this

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    No, Raimi! Boo that man!

  • July 13, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Cody? Are you fucking kidding?

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Because she nailed the horror genre so well with Jennifer's Body, I suppose. United States of Tara is scarier.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    just lost all interest

    by animas

    fuck raimi

  • July 13, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    The short film got him the job?

    by one9deuce

    What short film? All I saw was an effects reel.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I dont' know...

    by Morgan

    I'd really hate to see Evil Dead get turned into a piece of crap like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake etc, but if this guy can actually bring something new and original to the genre I'd be on board. But they really need to cast unknowns in the roles. And they'd be hard pressed to find someone with the charisma of Bruce Campbell for Ash. And fuck Diablo Cody, btw!

  • July 13, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    No tree rape, for a start

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    and a bunch of OC teenagers being ironic. If you want to keep the spirit of the original, give them no budget and contractually oblige everyone involved to work on the film for no less than three years.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    3 more dwarves revealed for The Hobbit

    by elsewhere

  • July 13, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by choonie

    Ash is going to have a hamburger phone

  • July 13, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    The "Nathan Fillion for Ash" meme is now open

    by palimpsest

    You're welcome.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by choonie

    and he's going to be witty. Played by Michael Cera.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    They'll ruin it with CGI.

    by Jack Kovack

    "using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago" Sounds like they'll use a lot of CGI and ruin it. Puppetry will always be far better then CGI. It not only looks better but you can appreciate the movie more.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody's involved..??

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Constant negativity on these talkbacks gives me the arseache, but in this case I'll have to partake. If Cody is involved, it's fucked. They might as well hire Marti fucking Noxon as well and completely flush this turd down the bowl. Raimi KNOWS people are gagging for Evil Dead 4, by him, with Bruce. Not some crappy remake by someone else and written by the worst in the business. What's he thinking??

  • July 13, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    What a Shame --

    by Lucky13

    Why wouldn't Raimi direct it himself? Can't say I'm excited about this at all, now. Watched about 60 seconds of that 'short film'... and the only thing that came to mind was 'more fucking shaky cam'. Fuck this news -- Fuck Raimi. Now that I think about it... I don't even really love the ED movies like many do. Not a big fan of the comedy aspects, the 3 Stooges bits... BS like that. While I do enjoy them for what they are, I feel Raimi was so close to a great couple HORROR films, only to willingly ruin the mood with goofball comedy... it just bothers me a bit. This gets a big "Who fuckin' cares" from me.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    ANTI-CHRIST was not a horror movie.

    by Jack Kovack

    It was a movie about a crazy, sex driven, angry, wallowing in self pity effed up woman.

  • With the bits and pieces I got, all rumour, I was got the impression that this was Evil Dead 4, WITH Bruce as Ash. Now that its clear its not whats happening, I could give two shits about it. Bruce MADE the three films iconic. Without him as ash its just another Raimi horror flick (not that thats bad), but more importantly a remake of a film that didnt need remaking. Blah.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody you say?

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Great, hipster deadites... Instead of tree rape, maybe somebody will get violated with a PBR bottle...

  • July 13, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Freddy vs Jason vs Ash...

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    Raimi kept us from seeing that fun script made into film. Fuck him.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by SydBarretsMyDad

    do you work for lucky13?

  • July 13, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody

    by fred

    At least the strippers at Ricks will be happy. They all cheered when she won the Oscar.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by J43

    I was really hoping for Evil Dead 4. Fuck remakes.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I'm not gonna disappoint you guys!

    by fedalvar

    This is a horror, hardcore and brutal take on the classic.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I'm actually glad that Raimi isn't directing it himself

    by Kammich

    "Drag Me to Hell" was a spiritual successor to the Evil Dead films, and I'm happy with what we got. Let Raimi be free and spend some of that studio carte blanche on new projects. Not to mention, I'm in the vast majority of people that isn't a huge fan of "Army of Darkness." Sure, its fun to watch Raimi go hogwild and make a big, kitschy "Three Stooges" period piece, but its never felt like an Evil Dead film to me. When I watch that film these days there are certain scenes that even reduce me to eye-rolling. "Dead by Dawn" strikes the perfect balance for me; its never so much 'comedic' as just bugnuts fucking crazy, which suits Campbell and the character of Ash perfectly. They swung way too far out into the slapstick comedy realm for "Army of Darkness," and I fear that a contemporary iteration from Raimi would be even worse in that regard. As for the director... its a gorgeous effects reel, but it doesn't scream "self-contained horror" to me. However, I will always support an amateur getting a shot at making a big budget genre picture. I just wish Chan Wook Park would've accepted the offer to remake "Evil Dead" back in 2004. That would've been one crazy beast of a movie.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    if that is really you... best of luck, knock it out of the park and make it your own.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    by vampricramen

    That guy from Burn Notice would make a great lead!

  • July 13, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by SydBarretsMyDad hope YOU ruin it for us. Clearly pissin on what others enjoy gets you off. Be a man and come clean. Even thought I dont imagine anyone reading your post gives a shit what you think. Just so you know.

  • That I wouldn't get up-to-the-minute internet meme speak. Well, now that that whore Cody is one the case, I can rest easy. So, once again Hollywood s is not only remaking a classic Grindhouse movie (which is what the original Evil Dead is) but is once again making it for teenage girls and people who couldn't even watch the original or wouldn't watch Horror movies in general. You know, I give up. I FUCKING GIVE UP!!! Hollywood is soo fucking intent of taking every single fucking great thing and remaking, rebooting and refucking everything right into the motherfucking ground!!! They have NO FUCKING INTEREST what-so-ever in even trying to make anything original and I am fucking sick and tired of it. This decade has been, without a doubt, the fucking worst in Cinema history. Oh and don't bother pointing out the rare quality movies that come out once in a while. Because the output of good flicks this decade compared to the 90's, 80's and 70s pales in fucking comparison. This is particularly true for the Horror which has been in the fucking shitter for the last 20 years when you compare that time to 1978 - 1988 which was the apex of the genre IMHO. Did you know that Terror in the Aisles is FINALLY being released onto Blu-ray as an extra on the Hallowwee 2 (1981) BR in Spet and although I am appy as fuck about that, I know that watching TitA once again will just make my heart ache at how great the genre used to be and how far it has fucking fallen. Especially when you consider that we've had 4 Resident Evil movies, 5 Final Destinations and 7 fucking Saw movies, 4 movies from that fucking moron Rob Zombie and there isn't a single decent movie amongst them. North American Horror has been absolutely FUCKED for the last decade. Sure, we've gotten a few good and even some great movies here and there. But when you look at this era's output compared to 78-88, it's a fucking travesty. Almost nothing but fucking terrible remakes and shitty franchises that don't display even a ounce of the style, skills or charms of the Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Phantasm, Hellraiser etc... flicks that came out in the 80's. We're not even getting good cheesy or trashy Horror movies like Blood Feast, Corpse Grinders, Killer Klowns from Outer Space or The Stuff. I'm just fucking done, not just with Horror as it is today, but with cinema itself. I just don't find movies all that important to me anymore. I still like watching them but my expectations are soo fucking low that I'm willing to just wait until something comes out onto Blu-ray or download the fucking thing. Because I just can't be bothered to go to the cinema anymore given the cost of tickets and the relatively poor output we've been given over the last ten years. If the Mayans were right, and the world is coming to an end next year, I couldn't care less as it seems that our civilization has peaked and is down on a downward slide cinematically, artistically and intellectually. We are living is fucking Rome as it burns around us. May Ceiling Cat save our souls.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    So is it a remake of a remake

    by glenn_the_frog

    I mean, the original Evil Dead 2 was a remake to begin with. So this is the third outing of the same movie... but without Bruce Cambell as the lead. Meh. Needs to either be an actual sequel to Army of Darkness... or have Bruce as the lead villain or something. SOMETHING to make it interesting.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    if there's one truth to the horror genre, its that 90% of the products in the genre have ALWAYS been shit. its the most easily produced, cost-effective genre out there, and so there will always been a ton of terrible stuff that gets put out. but isn't worth the wait when something truly GOOD does come out? calm down, brotha... the genre needs your support. don't give up on it. just pop some modern french horror like "Inside" or "Martyrs" or "Frontier(s)" into your DVD player and restore your faith in the creative process.

  • I'm sick of this argument as it's the same as the one I have with fucking retards who claim that American Psycho isn't a Horror movie. Anti-christ is a horror movie as it details the psychological breakdown of a character who commits acts of violence against her husband and herself. All of this is done with supernatural overtones and the movies mood and atmosphere is played like a Horror movie. If you think anti-christ isn't a Horror movie then you have a narrow view of the genre, you have no fucking brain and are one of those Goth/Emo/Metal asswipes that pollute Fangoria's weekend of Horror's these days and thinks that Rob Zombie makes great movies. Eat shit and FUCKING DIE you inbred cocksucking troglodyte.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I think Diablo Cody is actually pretty fucking talented.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    But she is not the writer I'd have chosen to be involved. A remake doesn't bother me at all. (Evil Dead 2 is essentially a remake of the first film, so whatever). No, wait, scratch that. Yeah, a remake DOES bother me. We need a bona fide ED4. Starring Bruce. As Ash. Why, Sam? Why?

  • July 13, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    As surreal as it would be for him to make the same film 3 different times as Ash, I don't expect it. But he's got the bloat to be Henrietta. Sad day for Ted Raimi...

  • As far as teenage-girl-high-school-possession flicks go, this has got nothing on Hello Mary Lou : Prom Night 2 which not only delivers good gore but also ample full frontal nudity, everything a Horror/Exploitation movie should have. Oh and you can throw the label “misogynist” at me all you like. If this had been Written and Directed by, say, Kevin Smith then I STILL would have been pissed at how shit this movie was. Furthermore, Marry Harron is one of my favorite Director’s and made one of the best Horror movies of the last decade or so, American Psycho, which was scripted by her and Guinevere Turner.But then Harron and Turner knew what they wanted AP to be; a satirical take on a 1980’s New York-corporate-consumer-obsessed-psychopath. JB doesn’t know what it wants to be. Kusama and Cody aren’t trying to out do the big boys and revel in the exploitable elements inherent in the story and setting. They also fail to add any sort of social commentary or subtext to the project. Ginger Snaps, for example, used the werewolf metamorphosis as metaphor for a teenage girl discovering the power her sexuality has over men while also driving a stake between the fraternal relationship between the two sisters who, up until that point, had been very close. This is why GS is soo good. It’s a werewolf movie with ideas on its mind. Jennifer’s Body fails to make use of the idea of a girl being “possessed” i.e. rampaging hormones. Cody’s script is too busy shoving in cutesy catch phrases and internet meme speak. The idea of possession could have been used as subtext about Jennifer discovering her sexuality just as Ginger Snaps did. There could have also been a psycho-sexual subtext in regards to the relationship between Jennifer and Needy. Jennifer starts putting on make-up to attract boys, joins the cheerleading squad and puts herself on the market. Needy seems this and it stirs her closeted homosexual feelings about Jennifer. Jennifer becomes “possessed” as it were and Needy feels that she has to destroy Jennifer to cure her. You could have went further and had Needy follow Jennifer to a party in the woods where a bunch of Emo/Goths do some pseudo-satanic ritual from the back of an old album cover, after which Jennifer engages in a gangbang. This causes a psychotic break in Needy’s mind and she now believes that Jennifer has really become possessed which, in her mind, justifies her desire to murder her friend. This could have also said something about Jennifer’s lack of self-esteem in that she feels that she needs to put out because she feels like she doesn’t have anything to offer apart from her body. You could have even visualized Jennifer from Needy’s point of view and had her see Jennifer as a demon which would have offered the opportunity to do all sorts of cool demon effects. This would also suggest that Needy was schizophrenic. Jennifer’s Body is just insulting because it’s not willing to go all out as an Horror/Exploitation flick nor did it have anything in the way of subtext driving the story. And for all the labels of their critics being misogynist, Kusama and Cody didn’t exactly present Megan Fox or Amanda Seyfried as anything less than 2 dimensional fuck puppets and that includes their little lesbian kiss which was obviously there to get horny teenage boys into the theater and it didn’t work in evidence of the grosses. But Cody doesn’t understand that, unlike waving your pussy in the face of strangers for 20 bucks, you can’t make a successful movies these days by trying to sell the sizzle without the stake as the internet let everyone know, in advance, that Jenniefr’s Body was no better then an average episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a show that says an infinite amount more about women then Cody ever could. Kusama should just stop Directing all together since she fucking sucks at trying to say anything about women and had produced nothing but unmemorable garbage. For all of the bullshit excuses about the movie being about the dissolution of a friendship, I didn't see much friendship between Jennifer and Needy. It seemed more like sadomasochistic co-dependency. Ghostworld was a GREAT movie that explored the end of a friendship between two girls. I was hoping for something like that but, you know, with demons, tits, bush and gore. Jennifer's Body was too busy trying to show how clever it was but then that's Cody's whole schtick. The problem is that she lacks any genuine wit. There's a difference between a movie that IS clever and one made by people who think they are clever. JB is the latter. I would have expected some of the intellectual heavyweights of the AICN talkbacks to have noticed the difference. Sadface :(

  • i mean really, just because the first 7 or 8mins recaps the original, then the whole movie is a remake? even though after those 7-8mins are done, it literally picks up where the first one ends off. the scary thing is its apparently fans who accuse it of that. you'd think fans would know the backstory to that opening segment and why it was reshot instead of using clips from the 1st.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    wasn't wretched. Just mediocre. It didn't go far enough. I saw it around the same time I saw TEETH, and it struggled to be half as smart, funny and unsettling as TEETH was. I can dig this remake, because the right people are involved at the top. This isn't a studio buying the rights to John Carpenter's back catalog while he smokes himself into the land of Once Was. This is Raimi and Tapert and Campbell seeing potential in a director and taking a chance on something we all love. fedalvar, if that's really you, don't blow it. The first film creeped me out. I can't remember the last time I've been genuinely creeped out by a movie. I love the bug-nuts gross-out of part II, but the first was a real horror film, and I miss those.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    a horror, hardcore, brutal take on the classic

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I hope you're right, and good luck to you, bud. I'd throw out the script, though, homeslice.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody

    by fullrotor

    All you asshats who go on and on about Diablo Cody's backstory or add to it - "20 dollars a suck", really? - do you have any idea what misogynist fucks you come off as? I get it, you didn't like "Juno" and hate women. Yay for you.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    i'm not misogynistic

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    but I definitely dislike shitty writers

  • July 13, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Effects reel boy and wisetalking girly writer - why?

    by harrythehawk

    WTF? Has Raimi got Carpenter old-age-burn-out syndrome? Can´t he tell a director from an effects supervisor? Evil Dead is about suspense, timing, comedy and gross out. It is also brilliantly paced - that´s the "glue" that makes the whole movie work instead of it being just an assemby of weird scenes (like so many of the other old horror films). Diablo Cody is too wannabe intellectual to make a fun movie work and has no idea of how to write a scary scene. And don´t get me started thinking about those guys messing up the character of Ash... Out of all the possible choices for this... they made totally superficial ones with this director and writer.

  • Diablo Cody is THE WORST. Juno is *easily* in the top ten of the worst movies of the decade, and one of the worst movies ever made. I have NO IDEA how she got where she is today, but I suspect it involves blow jobs.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody isn't a shitty writer.

    by blackwood

    I mean, aside from the Oscar for screenwriting she has and you don't (which, let me guess, means something about the Oscars and not you, right?), do we sum her up by the worst of her output, or the best? And the fact that she was a stripper and became an award-winning screenwriter is nothing but awesome -- in part because it kind of makes it hard to write off all strippers as the desperate husks of humanity you need to so you can get off on them. Of course, people also shit on J.K. Rowling because she was on welfare when she wrote Harry Potter; like that somehow... lessens the accomplishment? Lol. Careful, guys, you sadness is showing. And if anyone who thinks the above is offended by genderbender/blender, maybe you should ask yourself what makes him/her/it necessary.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Explain To Me How Amanda Seyfried Was The Dumpy One?

    by NeonFrisbee

    She's WAY hotter than Megan Fox. Megan Fox is hot in a porny way, but Seyfried is absolutely GORGEOUS. Like goddess gorgeous.

  • Yeah, we talk shit about how she was a paid whore just as we do about how Bay's method of casting is to get a chick to wash his fucking car. So having tits and a cunt doesn't absolve Cody from criticism. I'm harder on a woman like Cody because, despite your charges of misogyny, I love women and believe that they are intellectually superior to men. That's why I was soo disappointed that Jennifer's Body had nothing to say and relied on pure titillation which says more about Kusama and Cody's lack of respect for their own sex as it does me and my opinion of their work. But then when you work as a stripper and have strangers feeling you up and sucking your tits while waving your pussy in front of their faces, a lack of self-respect is probably the nicest thing one can say about Cody. You want me to applaud her because of the bullshit PR job about her being "The Stripper who won an Oscar(TM)"? If it was a guy who worked as a pornstar and wrote an Oscar winning script, he'd be roasted in the press by Feminazi's who would rail against him as an oppressor of women. But with Cody it's painted as "female empowerment(TM)". Well, you know, there are millions of people who try to make it in Hollywood and work straight jobs in the hope of catching their big break. Do you think Bob Orci thinks it's fair that he and his fluffer Kurtzman had to work in the saltmines of TV writing to get where they are today when this chick most likely sucked and fucked her way to the top.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    no, she's a really shitty writer

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    it has absolutely nothing to do with being a stripper. The fact that she won an Oscar means less than nothing; do the Oscars have any credibility any more?

  • July 13, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    and Rowling was 'on welfare' in the sense that she

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    chose not to work in order to concentrate on her writing. Ballsy that she'd admit to this, given her populist stance (millions of people in the UK are on welfare but not through choice) but it would be easier to thrash out the novel if you've got your days free to do so.

  • So take your "well, she has one and you don't so she's better than you" assertions and shove them up you puckered asshole fuckface.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    had me until Diablo Cody

    by torontoxic

    A good writer would have picked a better name for herself. That's all the reason you need not to ever hire her. All her work has a consistent needy tone that makes me want to suffocate her with my own ass.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I Beg To Differ, She IS A Shitty Writer

    by NeonFrisbee

    Does she think that adolescent girls actually talk like she writes? Or, you know, anyone that remotely resembles a human being? She's AWFUL. It's just a bunch of snarky, grating, half-thought out pop culture references that don't really make any sense coupled with weird product placement quips that sound like sandpaper on the ears. There was nothing remotely insightful in Juno. And the self-congratulatory tone of it! It's all about how Juno is great, everything she does is awesome, all her friends are awesome ('cause they think she is awesome), and the guy in a broken marriage is the bad guy because... what, he's a guy? Riiiight. What did she get dumped by some aging gen-xer and this spew was her revenge? Sure as shit seemed like it. (This theme crosses over to Jennifer's Body too where, you guessed it, the *real* ultimate evil are the douchey dudes in the douchey rockband. Of course! I get the feeling Diablo spent ALOT of her formative years on her knees inside band vans.) I fucking HATED Juno. It's like the anti-matter of me. And not just for it's crypto anti-abortion propaganda message, but for all of the reasons noted above (and more). I have absolutely NO IDEA how it got nominated for anything other than the incinerator.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    The short film

    by David Thornton

    What's the point of the robots walking around and destroying everything with missiles if they're going to merge into a giant bomb at the end? Seems pretty pointless.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    That is NOT a short film. It's a fucking FX reel.

    by D.Vader

    An FX reel set to a famous piece of music that is most likely unauthorized. The music is what really makes this short stand out. And really, it shows a lack of creativity on the director's part that he had to rely on "In a House..." to make the piece work. Otherwise it's just good homemade FX. It makes me sick to think someone can get hired as a feature director based on a short that has zero characters, dialogue, and story. It's absolutely ridiculous.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Does this mean that tree fucking is off the table?

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    don't mean to harp on about it like some pervert, but it would be a good indicator of how hardcore and brutal this take on the material will be. Like to see them top that; it is Lynchian in how disturbing it is.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Oooooh, giant robots and alien spaceships blowing up a city

    by D.Vader

    How original! I can't wait to see what other original ideas this *director* has for a remake! The mind reels!!!

  • July 13, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by elsachmo

    Since when is Diablo Cody being attached to a film a good thing? Did anybody see Jennifer's Body? And the world wants to see another Evil Dead film with Bruce Campbell, end of story. The fact that they refuse to give the people that made their careers what they want, and then basically spit in the fan's faces by saying they're going to make another one, but it's going to be a remake is just hard for me to take. Seriously, why would they do this? Quick Hollywood money grab?

  • July 13, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    ED 4 with Campbell and Raimi or bust

    by solanine

    I also enjoy how everyone who dislikes Cody's pretentious, shitty writing is automatically a misogynist. Three 6 Mafia won an Oscar too, so clearly anyone who dislikes their music is a racist. Raimi and co. must be completely aware of how much of a backlash this was going to cause. Do they really just not give a shit about what people actually want to see? Drag Me To Hell is one of the best PG-13 horror movies of the past decade or so (not that that's saying a lot, to be fair), so why not keep that streak up and go balls to the wall with the property that allowed Raimi to have a career? I really just have no interest in a remake of a remake, and from what I can gather, neither does the majority of other horror fans. We don't want the same story for the third time, we want to see what happens after Ash blows away a few deadites in the S Mart.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    now there's a film we should forget about

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    Battle Los Angeles. Holy shit, I thought i'd dreamt that film

  • July 13, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    See, I knew you would glom on the Oscar bit. That's why I wrote it and the statement indicating it is something you would attack like fish flakes. WTB smarter nerds.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Jennifers Body was a total miss

    by D.Vader

    It wasn't nearly as scary, nor as funny, as it had the potential to be. It's also hard to feel sorry for anyone in that movie. The school bitch becomes a monster and... remains a bitch. Big change. And she starts killing innocent guys instead of the ones who deserve it? Not interesting at all.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't be surprised, CTM

    by D.Vader

    Now there's a movie he's more suited for. It has no need of characters or plot or atmosphere.

  • So that you could smirk at your computer that I went for it, thinking yourself as some sort of master chess player? Sorry but you don't have the skillz to troll me and I can run circles around you all day. Also, the "fish flakes" phrase is soo pseudo-pithy and random that it sounds like the sort of thing some hipster scumbag would reference from an internet meme they just saw this last week. This leads me to believe that your probably Cody herself as your posts indicate a belief that you are witty, "hip" and clever. Rest assured that you are none of these things.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Seriously, WTF?

    by S-Mart shopper

    That "director" has got some quality cock gargling techniques that Raimi & Co. aren't disclosing. That short demonstrates low budget F/X & amateur shaky cam. That little mexikid probably has a better vision of the Dead remake than Alvarez.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Actually, catchtheman

    by blackwood

    'Fish flakes' was because I looked over and saw fish flakes. I thought it was kind of lame myself, but thankfully there's no edit button. But no, I did it so you could prove how ordinary you were.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I'll be dead before I see this...

    by workshed

    Sam, Bruce, Robert... what the fuck are you thinking..? Is it just for the money..? Shitting on your legacy.? Damn it. We just want Evil Dead IV with Bruce thank you. This idea is idiotic. Please don't rape my childhood you fuckers. WORKSHED!

  • July 13, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody is involved...honest to blog?

    by gumbyandpokey

    If you don't like it, just

  • July 13, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody - I'm out.

    by SmokingRobot

    I have zero interest in this now.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    WHY?!?!? WHY?!? Any shred of optimism I had just went out the window. Good Christ. Bruce seems excited about it, and In Bruce I Trust. But I don't trust Diablow. Yeah, she won an Oscar, blah blah blah. So did Mira Sorvino. So did CRASH. ugh Ugh UGH. The original is a fucking horror masterpiece. Fuck you. Leave it alone.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    are you people this negative in your day-to-day lives?

    by Kammich

    just wondering

  • July 13, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    A remake with Diablo Cody doing the re-writes?

    by Bobo_Vision

    I won't see this purely on the principle of it.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Talk about a sucker punch to the gnads!

    by Ted Knight

    Announcement: It's confirmed, Evil Dead 4 is a big GO! Me: That's amazing! Really!? Announcement: Yep! and Not only will Bruce Campbell be returning to reprise his role but Mr. Raimi is going to be right there to produce. Me: Oh, well at least Raimi is attached in some capacity and of course it will be amazing to see Bruce return to play his greatest role to date. By the way, who is going to pen this very welcome return to the world of Evil Dead. Announcement: Oh, glad you asked! None other than Dia... Co.. Me: Excuse me. Who? Announcement: Diab... Cod..... Me: Im sorry, could you please speak up? Announcement: DIABLO CODY!! ALRIGHT?! Me: *hunching over and dropping to my knees* oomph! right in the baby makers!

  • July 13, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Better cast Jensen Ackles

    by JackSlater4

  • July 13, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    This kills all hope for Evil Dead 4 then...

    by spader

    I was holding out for the long talked about Evil Dead 4, and instead Sam Raimi is panning the franchise over to someone who's biggest did so far is directing shaky cam footage in an effects reel and to be written by the worst hack in Hollywood? Wow, this is easily the worst news I've heard in a while.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    There are some things you don't mess with.

    by Robstar

    Evil Dead is one of them. The Jason and Freddy remakes were h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s. This will be depressing.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    28 Days Later score in that video

    by lostboytexas

    how many times has it been ripped off so far? I lost count.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST


    by IndianaPeach

    remake the evil dead? what? how? in what sense? drag me to hell was amazing. not directed by raimi? set in michigan? what???????????????????

  • July 13, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by IndianaPeach

    I meant tennessee...

  • July 13, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Kiss My Ash or No Ash?

    by malpaso

    There can't possibly be another actor taking on the role? Can there be??? How do you follow those three performances? "Evil Dead 4" was the dream...this appears to be the nightmare. Old, retired, burned-out Ash living off his formy glory (as played by Campbell) coulda been a fucking joyride.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST


    by IndianaPeach

    Diablo Cody is writing this? Stop it.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Why remake the first anyway?

    by Ted Knight

    At least in the first one when a younger Campbell looked the part of a callow, naive, hot shot kid you could believe it was possible for a young upstart to wonder into an ominous looking cabin in the middle of some Grimm fairytale looking woods, but an older Bruce might just be kinda pathetic. A few years ago they made Evil Dead the video game "Fist Full of Boomstick" which took place after the third movie and had the demons following Ash back into modern times. The plot was great but sticky controls made the game hard as hell. I would have loved to see a sequel with a similar plot.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    What the Fuck Did I Just Watch???

    by Gap Toothed TV Boy

    This short got the director "The Evil Dead" remake gig? This??? It's "Transformers" without the story! And then they hire Diablo Cody to do a polish. Clearly she doesn't understand the genre. What is Raimi thinking???

  • July 13, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    You People are too Filled with Hate to READ!

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Diablo Cody is NOT "writing the screenplay". She's doing a " dialogue polish". Have you never heard the term "script doctor"? It used to be a work for hire situation, that people would do uncredited. Carrie Fisher used to do it all the time. Still does I imagine. Then people like Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino started publicizing the fact that they were "punching up" other people's scripts. So now, if someone like Diablo Cody is doing a "revision", that's no longer a big secret. She'll probably split screenplay credit with the other two guys, and they'll get story credit. You guys are aware that that short film above is basically a "silent" short from a director whose first language isn't English? Ms Cody's involvement will likely attract some "name" talent, for the female parts especially. Or would you rather have the female characters be, as catchthe man would say, "tits and bush" that you're hoping gets raped by a tree?

  • July 13, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Well, if it sucks

    by wattos new hat

    we all knew we were right and we can go on and lynch diablo cody. If it's really amizingly good... well we'll see. Times have changed so much.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    by Rumer

    Lol so true!

  • July 13, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi is sabotaging it on purpose.


    He's mad that all you fucks betrayed him for Spider. Man 3. lol.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    i don't need diablo cody to "hip" up the characters dialogue

    by wattos new hat

    the "hip" character movement of nowadays makes me hate modern movies. "hip" people are pretty lame just it ccan't be see as clearly by the masses til about 10-15 years later... the 60's everyone loved the hippies, now theyre lamos the 70's disco dudes are lametastic the 80's hip people with red headbands and weird hair and purple and blue striped spandex outfits are now lame the 90s mchammer,hiphop and the late 90s swing dancing scene are lame as hell and the 2000s is liek the limpbizkit kids? holf f'n shit so yeah, nix the "hip" charactors and put in some normal plain characters, some people in their late 30's, who are crazy and fun but also mature and downdressed

  • July 13, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    The Chin officially sells out

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Well it's official: Bruce Campbell, that indie guy who was once one of us has sold out. Bruce said two years ago that due to such a backlash from fans they wouldn't remake Evil Dead and instead Raimi had a script for Evil Dead 4. Well Campbell's star has risen higher than ever with Burn Notice and Raimi will always be Mr. Spider-Man. This is really heartbreaking news because for almost 20 years fans have begged for a 4th ED movie. Raimi's reason was always Army Of Darkness and how that did so poorly at the box office. Well Mr. Raimi, here is hoping the dedicate following of ED fans boycott your movie and it bombs even worse. Oh and you need further proof of Mr Campbell selling out...he turned down the Bubba Ho-Tep sequel. As painful as it was to see someone else play Freddy in the AWFUL Nightmare remake....imagine someone else playing Ash.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Weak news

    by MooseMalloy

  • July 13, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by gaygoonie

    Remakes are lame. Why not attempt an original horror film? I'm so disillusioned.

  • Seems like that was an awesome "Short Film" if he were hand picked by Michael Bayhem to take over directing duties on the next Transformer flick. (Which...there definitely be one). <p> Last I checked...unless they are drastically reworking the plot...most of the shit happens in a tiny cabin in the woods. No giant robots or UFO's necessary. No 'sploding buildings and large scale carnage and destruction. <p> Just small scale...ridiculously over the top horror/gore in a confined space. I think that's what we're all expecting, right? <p> Be like hiring Tarantino to direct a remake of "Sense & Sensibilty" based on his work on "Kill Bill". <p> They shudda kept Diablo's "punch up" a secret on the rewrite. We prolly wouldn't have even noticed...nor should we...if they get the tone right.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Extremely dissapointing

    by stillsberry


  • July 13, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Maybe Bruce's ASH will have a Post Credits Cameo?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Like Nick Fury? Setting up the possible Sequel? Maybe one of the twentysomethings in the cabin is his Son? Daughter? Niece or Nephew? You people are aware the original film is 30 YEARS OLD at this point? Bruce Campbell is 53 years old. Next year it will be 20 years since he last played Ash onscreen. This isn't an Indiana Jones 4 situation. Noone but us Geeks cares about Evil Dead 4. Who's going to greenlight the fourth film in a Horror/Comedy franchise with a lead actor in his 50's who's the second banana on a USA Network show and a director whose last "horror" film didn't exactly set records at the box office? And I know noone but myself and genderblender will think this is a good idea, but if I was making this "remake", I would make "Ash": A GIRL! You know Ash is short for Ashley right? Am I the only one who pictures a Juno Ellen Page turning into a Hard Candy Ellen Page with a Chainsaw Hand? Now that would be... GROOVY!

  • July 13, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • July 13, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    What was the point of all the missiles and bullets...

    by heks

    ...when the transformer bomb just blew up the whole city anyway?

  • July 13, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    the new evil dead should be about a good cabin in the woods

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    and the horrible campers that destroy it

  • July 13, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    So let's get a director who does cgi well.

    by Xen11


  • July 13, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    The lack of budget was what made Evil Dead a classic

    by gunnarcannibal

    The only reason it is brilliant is because of the insane energy that Sam Raimi brought to it, it felt like the movie could fall apart at any moment but it all held together, the story isn't compelling and neither are the characters (only Ash later in the series and only because it was Bruce) It worked because it was so insane and so unlike a slick Hollywood horror movie, now we are going rinse all the ugly out of it? It will just be another boring by the numbers horror movie. Well at least this is another remake that will come and go and we won't have to worry about it and it can die with all the others no one cares about anymore while the classics live on. I would much rather just watch Drag Me To Hell again.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    The Living Evil Dead Girl

    by Dr Gregory House

    A Rob Zombie Joint. Cody can play the chainsaw.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Fillion for Ash?

    by Dr Gregory House

    Good one, sir.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:30 p.m. CST

    theres a lot to explore in the mythos of the evil dead universe,

    by seabiscuits

    the history and what the evil force has the power to do, possesion, levitation, shapeshifting, time travel etc. a lot of things can happen with this evil force, and there's a lot of scary ideas from the movies that can be expanded upon. this movie could go in a few directions. i'm hoping this one has no hand chainsaw and is just a real scary one shot ghost story. but if they did a know-from-the-start that Ash would become the smart-ass/bad-ass Ash and work through the sequels as an iconic ant-hero with a rifle on his back, white hair on the sides of his head and interchangeable chainsaw hand + the car, that would be cool too. too bad there's not many actors out there who can be or are as universally liked as bruce campbell. but with diablo cody coming on, i expect they need some new snappy one-liners for ash, but hopefully not just for some hipster tween dialogue

  • July 13, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST

    blackwood, I GUESS I'M ORDINARY BECAUSE I WORK A 9-5 JOB.....

    by CreepyThinMan

    But it's certainly better than having the whole world know of me as a low class whore with such little self-esteem that I'd be willing to let people molest me for money when not sucking and fucking half of Hollywood to get a script sold and made into a movie by some trust fund baby like Jason Reitman. Oh and I've read her book "Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper" and I think a more apt title would have been "From Polishing Knobs to Polishing Scripts - Whoring for Fame and Fortune". I just love the air of superiority displayed in the book, as if the other girls she worked with at the strip club were somehow beneath her despite the fact that a number of them were doing it to pay their way through school. But then they didn’t have a husband, unlike Miss Brooke M. Busey (Diablo Cody’s real name), who supported her in whatever she wanted to do, that is until she became famous and promptly dumped his ass. Dogs show more loyalty than this tramp. Diablo Cody is a whore and as fake as her nom de plume while possessing as much depth as her multiple tattoo’s.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Juno was incredibly annoying.

    by frank

    I still am not sure if Cody intentionally mixed up the lines “Thunderbirds are go,” and “Thundercats, ho,” or not. Either way, terrible movie. Glad to see that most people here agree.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell should be in every movie that is released.

    by frank

    Evil Dead 4 could potentially be amazing.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I'm as big an Evil Dead fan as anyone in here. If they'd made an Evil Dead 4 in the late 90's or early 2000's when the 3 movies were being rereleased every few years in a new "Even More Boomstickier" DVD Version, I would have been first in line on opening night. That boat has sailed. Sam Raimi wanted to give a new young director a chance to remake it. There's no point in doing a "remake" if it's not going to be DIFFERENT. Having "Ash" be "The Final Girl" is one way it would be different, but also an acceptable horror tradition. Or are you one of those people who sat there for four seasons with your arms crossed because Katee Sackhoff wasn't Dirk Benedict? They probably won't go that way. I just think it would be hilarious if they did. You could have a new "Ash" that noone would be comparing to the Old Ash. Having another actor step into that role is pointless. Having it be "Son of Ash" puts you into Mutt Williams territory. But a cocky feisty snarky girl going nuts in a cabin fighting off demons? If Kat Dennings or Emma Stone was Ash's daughter, would you guys hate that idea? Are you Geeks going to sit there with a checklist? No Tree Rape = Epic Fail, etc etc? Do you want this to be as pointless as Gus Van Sant's PSYCHO?

  • July 14, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    were not hating for the sake of hating...

    by Daniel

    guys dont want to see girls be the heroes, its not believable, in the 80s it was the thing, not anymore, escpecially in a role as iconic as ash, that boat sailed forever ago, the only girl who pulls it off is alice in resident evil cause she is a super human with crazy powers and is hot, the rest of the time its angelina or some other bullshit girl not being convincing at all and ruining movies...and no, katee sackoff was awesome, minus the unexplainable stuff at the end, and yes i would hate the idea if either of those girls were in the role, emma stone isnt funny, she delivers lines like shes a stand up comedian, and kat dennings would be better as ash's girlfriend or something, your also missing the point, we dont want any remake at all, we dont want shot for shot psycho, we just dont want, at all, its pointless, we want evil dead 4 and thats it they cancelled this remake a couple years ago cause we all lost it, then from sams own mouth he would talk about how every month or so they would write a page of evil dead 4, well youd think you woulda finished it by now but we get this instead NO REMAKE, NO MEDIOCRE GIRL AS ASH OR IN LEAD ROLE, NO CW LOOKING YOUNG GUY IN THE ROLE AS ASH, NO OTHER ASH IN GENERAL, WE WANT EVIL DEAD 4, BRUCE CAMPBELL, ASH, DEADITES, CHEESE, ONE LINERS, THATS WHAT WE WANT

  • July 14, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Either Every Hater's MOM just told them to Go to Bed

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Or I Won the Talkback? P.S. An Evil Dead Remake doesn't mean a 4th Movie with Bruce will NEVER Exist. Raimi's already said he wants to do BOTH. Remaking Romero's zombie movies didn't stop him from making new sequels. And I enjoyed those sequels, though I seem to be in the minority on AICN because I did. You either trust Raimi and Tapert and Campbell to pass the torch on this or you don't. No Movie to Hate Yet. No Trailer or Teaser to Hate. No Cast Announced to Hate. You guys are Hating on a 2nd Draft Screenplay that none of you have seen because it hasn't even been turned in yet? Okay...

  • July 14, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I want EVIL DEAD 4 with Bruce too. I was just suggesting ways to make an Evil Dead remake interesting. If the Evil Dead remake is successful, maybe we'll get an Evil Dead 4? You need to ask yourself: What kind of an opening weekend is an Evil Dead 4 going to have? How much is it going to cost? It's a Cult Movie. Everyone who watches Burn Notice is not going to rush out and watch EVIL DEAD 4. It just isn't going to happen. Even if you got everyone who's ever bought one of those movies to show up, you're still only talking GRINDHOUSE or Kevin Smith box office. Do teenage girls want to see an Evil Dead 4? Do black and latino audiences want to see an Evil Dead 4? Who's going to greenlight an Evil Dead 4 in this economy?

  • This will either be a genius collaboration (because of something we really can't tell from the info we have) or a fucking diabolical mess Juno was a loathsome self-conscious brain fart

  • July 14, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I see a lot of misogyny here

    by clupula

    Guys saying that women shouldn't be the heroes. Guys going after Cody's stripper past. It's bullshit, frankly, and it says something pretty sad about you that you think that way. That said, Diablo Cody is a horrible writer. She doesn't write dialogue, so much as has characters spew hipster irony back and forth at each other. No character has any single voice. No one acts like a real person. It's just a writer saying, over and over again, "Aren't I clever?" It doesn't matter that Cody was a stripper. What does matter is that she has not written anything of quality. "Juno" was awful as was "Jennifer's Body."

  • July 14, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    its not that women shouldnt be heroes...

    by Daniel

    but it has to be believable, there are lots of guys in action movies who arent believable at all and suck, when it comes to women though it has to be someone you believe in, like gina carino in that Steven Soderbergh haywire movie, that will be believable because i thought she was awesome on american gladiators and shes awesome in mma and attractive for a super touch chick, angelina jolie is the beyonce of movies, men hate her...dont care about cody being a stripper, forgot that fact, its that she writes for teenage girls, something us evil dead fans clearly arent

  • Just make something original. Call it something else. Like Drag Me To Hell did. It was essentially a Bruce Campbell type role but with a chick. It could have been called "The Evil Dead". So glad it wasn't. There's only one The Evil Dead. There is no need to remake it. If they want a different take on the story, call it something else and pay homage like Drag Me To Hell did. Perfect example: Risky Business The Girl Next Door - essentially a sort of remake in spirit. But it wasn't. It was phenomenal, as was Risky Business. There was no need to get the name and "remake" it. Just make a movie with the same frame but with different contents.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    If Everything I just said doesn't Matter: Why haven't we already had an Evil Dead 4? Or 5 and 6 for that matter? Sam Raimi is not George Romero getting Canadian money for a low budget horror sequel with unknowns in the cast. He's not Kevin Smith, making RED STATE and releasing it himself & touring around the country doing Q and A's with it. He's a major Hollywood filmmaker. He SHOULD have made Evil Dead 4 INSTEAD of Drag Me To Hell. That would have been the perfect time for it. He's looking for the next SPIDER MAN level paycheck now. Not doing EVIL DEAD 4 for chump change when Burn Notice is on hiatus.

  • your defeating your own point, he is a major hollywood film maker, he doesnt have time, my point was he can make it with his own pocket change, but when he has time between massive movies that take years to develop and film and edit, this appears to be the time he has the downtime to finally do it and now hes going ahead with a remake for no reason the reason we get diary of the dead and survival of the dead is because romero is old now and out of the mainstream, he has time to make the movies he wants with the money he has, sam isnt there yet, hes still young, compared to romero, he still has giant potential in hollywood you just seem to maybe be someone who just likes evil dead, the rest of us covet it, what a remake does is like what the outcome of the star wars prequels did to star wars geeks, except for them it sounded good at first, then they got the end result and cried, this is different, first it sounds terrible, and just wont be liked by any of us because its the complete opposite of what we want

  • July 14, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Diablo Cody?!? There's no girls in this treehouse dammit!!

    by Onin Solstice

  • July 14, 2011, 1:20 a.m. CST

    daniccus II: dannicus by dawn

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Your comments about female heroes being "believable" is hilarious in this context. You do realize that THE ENTIRE POINT of The Evil Dead movies is that ASH isn't a "believable" action hero either? That's why the movies are Funny. He doesn't kick ass. He gets his ass kicked. He's always screwing up and doing the wrong thing. He's not Stallone or Schwarzenegger. He gets by on Chutzpah. That's why the movies weren't huge at the Box Office in the first place! He's a Cult Action Hero for Geeks. Nathan Fillion is basically trapped in the same boat. He's never going to be the next Harrison Ford no matter how much we want that. Bruce Campbell and Nathan Fillion are not "universally loved" on the big screen. They're cult favorites. Luckily they both have TV gigs or they'd be at Sci-Fi conventions every weekend reliving past glories.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Damnit - we want Evil Dead 4 - not a remake!

    by slayme

    with the original ending to Army of Darkness - Bruce could easily get back into the role of Ash even at his age. Argh no an Evil Dead 4 would have been MUCH cooler news.

  • So... let's make a NEW movie without ANY of those CORE characteristics! Because everyone knows it wasn't the personalities, unique creativity, or specific time, place, and circumstances which made the ED films great. It was the GENERAL CONCEPT! It was just the sort of basic PREMISE that has resulted in 30 years of die-hard cult-classic fandom! So that's all we need now, right? Get that effects-reel guy and awful writer on the phone, stat! And please, keep Raimi away from the cameras, Campbell away from the frame, and haul in that bank of SFX computers. We've got some major-league pointlessness to bring to life! This is very disappointing.

  • you saying chutzpah also sucks, duke nukem is based on ash and roddy piper from they live, that manliness right there, ash was overwhelmed by demons, took the fight to them, survived, kicked their asses, then went threw hell again kicking even more deadite ass, then took on the entire deadite horde you having such little faith in ash shows me more who you are, every single other person on this talkback doesnt want this remake, they want a part 4, they dont want diablo cody near it, you want the opposite of us all

  • July 14, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Slightly Evil Dead

    by Stegman84

    Complete with pg-13 rating, hand-me-down Joss Whedon-esque hipster dialogue, and a Twilight inspired cast of pretty, dull people who can't act. Yep, can't wait. "From the minds that brought you Spider-Man 3 and Jennifer's Body..."

  • When has that ever happened in the history of cinema? Pfft.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Remake the damn film if you want, but don't remake Ash

    by kevred

    Replace him. No one else should play Han Solo, and no one else should play Ash. There's just something cosmically wrong with that concept. I can't fathom what the purpose of a remake is. If it's as weird as the original ED (and it can't be), it won't be a mainstream success, and the "franchise" grinds to a halt. If it's not as weird and is a success, then what? One or two diminishing-returns sequels, a commercial stature a few steps below the 'Final Destination' series, and that's worth crapping on your first brilliantly cracked creation for? Campbell's not too old; this isn't a Mission:Impossible film. Any young actor known enough to be more marketable than Campbell would ruin the essential ED qualities. Remake is a no-win situation.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Army of danniccus-es

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I never said I WANTED an Evil Dead remake written by Diablo Cody. I recognize that that's what we're getting. So instead of whining about it, I was spitballing ideas for how it could be different, while playing to her strengths. You people who think the female characters in Juno and Jennifer's Body and The United States of Tara aren't "realistic" have little or no experience with real women. Or you hate and fear them on some level. When I read catchtheman ranting about "tits" and "cunts" and blowjobs he's obviously in dire need of, while claiming he respects women, I almost feel guilty for having a penis. I knew plenty of girls like Juno in high school back in the 80's. My daughter talked like Juno when she was a teenager. She's one of the great characters of the past few years. If you can't identify with her, or her Mom, or the Mom Jennifer Garner so desperately wants to be, then maybe you should spend more time talking to women and less time griping about someone remaking a 30 year old horror film on a Geek website.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:49 a.m. CST


    by CreepyThinMan

  • July 14, 2011, 1:53 a.m. CST

    just shut up already...

    by Daniel

    she writes for girls, clearly, juno, j body, united states of bullshit, how is that anything a male wants to see from his favorite male driven franchise, and your ideas were all terrible and nothing a male evil dead fan would want...also, why would we want to identify with women characters, especially the ones that diablo cody writes, how is a pregnant teen girl, a girl who has lesbian urges for her best friend, and a show about a girl with a bunch of personalities that guys dont like at all... also, im shocked your a man...end of story

  • July 14, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    LOL, catchtheman

    by Chief Joseph

    Well said. I can understand Raimi not wanting to direct yet another Evil Dead movie, really I do. But I think he could have had someone else do ED4 with Bruce, even as a DTV, and most people would have been satisfied. I don't know anyone that wants this.

  • July 14, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    So, its gonna look like every other film does these days.

    by Fortunesfool

    See Kids, watching MTV is good for you. if you copy what you see, you too could have a Hollywood career. This makes me sad.

  • July 14, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    i don't see why i would care...

    by brightgeist

    about an EVIL DEAD movie NOT directed by Raimi and NOT starring Campbell as Ash. if they were about the fans AT ALL, they would continue after either of the two ARMY OF DARKNESS endings... hell, they could even do something totally crazy like make TWO sequels, one for each ending... something like a GRINDHOUSE double feature, with two alternate sequels to ARMY OF DARKNESS... or anything that continues the EVIL DEAD series we love. but they're simply not about the fans, they're about making money... sad

  • Fuck remakes and que te jodan, Fede.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Better than Falling Skies or Battle: Deserted Santa Monica

    by Executor

    Better FX than Falling Skies, more sense of danger, cooler robots. Better sense of war than Battle: LA which conveniently emptied the city. This is what BLA shouldve had. Mass panic in an alien invasion. Fucking Carmageddon will slow LA down more than the invasion in that movie did. How did everyone leave so quickly? I don't know.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:27 a.m. CST



    you could film a guy taking a shit in slow motion as the turds plop into the toilet bowl with that same song and it would be cool. So they got this no-name to direct AND WRITE?!?! the movie. O.K. Fuck this. I'm fucking boycotting. Well, I'll download it for free. And play it in a tiny screen in the corner of my monitor.

  • Transformers.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:43 a.m. CST

    This is going to be PG-13

    by Volllllume3

    You guys do realize this right?

  • July 14, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST

    I think I know what theyre gonna do

    by doom master

    If they do a flat out remake - BAD If they do Evil Dead 4 - Good But I think theyre gonna do both...Ash will be the old guy passing the torch. I cringe. Yes. I cringe.

  • July 14, 2011, 5:39 a.m. CST

    women as action heroes

    by Mundharmonika

    Maggie Thatcher in her prime could´ve believably torn some Deadites to THAT was a force of evil.

  • Also I heard that Diablo Cody changed the tape recorder found in the basement to a hamburger shaped telephone that calls them up. On a serious note...I'd love to see Ryan Ward of Evil Dead the Musical fame get a shot at playing Ash...I know it'll never happen, but damnit, I loved seeing him play Ash on stage...

  • Hope gets it's brains blown out once that self-satisfied self-indulgent dripping cunt is involved. Hmmm. Wonder if that comes across as a tad misogynistic. Or maybe I just hate Diablo Smugness is my blanket Cody.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:04 a.m. CST

    This article is a major score in the AICN Drinking Game

    by YackBacker

    A headline with no punctuation mark(s)-- rare as well as greatly appreciated.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    so much sound and furry....

    by roger

    it must be said that i am a big fan of the the evil dead films, but i can find no real fault with cody's involvement in the forth coming remake, she is in truth not a terrible writer. not a great one by any means, but not that bad. i enjoyed here writing in our local alt-press here in minneapolis while she was stripping, and i found the dialog in juno fairly naturalistic. some said no adolescent girl spoke the way juno did in the film, but being a simalure age a cody, as well as a adult punk from minneapolis, the character reminded of several young girls from the scene, or that i had went to school with. all the nay saying fanboys just need to relax and take it for what it is.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I remember when they annouced the Halloween remake......

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    I was horrified. But now that its been done, as well as Friday the 13th etc, I realise that I love these characters, and the only way I can see them in new story's, with out a shitty back catalogue of spin off's and sequels, is with a reboot. Rob Zombies Halloween is my third favourite of the series (behind the original and H2O) and although Halloween II sucked, at least I know that one day another director can come along and once again breath new life into the franchise. But Michael Myers is a Mask. Jason Voorhees Is a Mask. Ash is Bruce Campbell. And I want a crazed, egotistical, chansaw wielding, boomstick firing Bruce Campbell taking on the Deadites one last time. I don't want Anton Yelchin talking about sea-monkeys and stinkeyes with a shaky cam.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    I guess studio heads just wanna see shit for demo reels

    by alienindisguise

    and anything slutbag cody touches instantly becomes garbage if it wasn't already.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Yes it hurts, but a property does grow and develop..

    by Dancingforever

    Yes I know, they can't keep making the same movies again and again, but sometimes it's exciting tomake changes ina series or property, take it easy. Diablo Cody isn't the end of the world. Everyone acts like a change is going to ruin an entire property. Killing off Jon Snow in Dances with Dragons won't deystroy Songs of Fire and Ice anymore than this will deystroy the Evil Dead franchise. Have a little faith.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    If they cast Nicholas Brendon as Ash...

    by Neosamurai85

    Oh wait, he's 40 now. Dammit he would have been perfect! I swear they should have just gone with ED4 and cast him to reduce the age gap. Hell even Matt Dillion could have been a decent Ash. They're were plenty of good actors likable enough to step in for the now 53 year old Bruce... had just quit fumbling about for so long. Also, sadly, I just don't see from that wonderful short film what should make us excited that Alvarez is the guy for this job. He might be, but what exactly about the short says that? I can see that he's a good director from it, especially in the realm of effects on the cheap, but the gritty feel of Evil Dead is no where to be found, nor really is the since of comedy that made ED2 overshadow it. Will they go for a scary nasty ED like the original strived for, or perhaps a more comical (Cody's presence screams the latter) venture like the following films. I'm also bothered that this short screams PG-13.... Yes, AOD was PG-13... but the original was X, and while I don't need (and god knows I don't want) a platinum dunes tree rape scene, I do not want a watered down remake. Make it bloody and epic. For all the comedy of the second, if you going to remake the original you better have a serious hard-on for Night of the Living Dead (both,but the remake only for set design), the uncut Legend of Hellhouse, The Thing (both), House of the Devil, and Mario Bava's Black Sabbath, Mask of Satan, and Planet of the Vampires. So, my problem is that, as cool as that short film is, Alvarez looks more comfortable working on Sky Captain and the World of Cloverfield 2. I hope I'm wrong. I feel like this is more bitter than I want it to be, but at this point the wait has just been too long not to be sour, especially at them going to remake rout. Ok. Rant over. Hope it's awesome.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    That video really doesn't tell me much at all

    by AlienFanatic

    It tells me the guy understands some rudimentary effects tools, and it demonstrates he's been watching the industry trends of quick cuts, CGI blending with real objects, and how to make people look really shocked at something that isn't there, but it really doesn't say much for him as a director. I'd rather have seen a character driven piece where he demonstrated command of exposition, lighting, frame, how he handles multiple actors in dialogue, and how well he can edit all of it. He could be good, or he could be the next Zach Snyder (all visual, no presence).

  • July 14, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST


    by clupula

    I can guarantee you NO ONE on earth used the phrase "Honest to blog" before Diablo Cody wrote it. Her writing is the opposite of naturalistic. And you know, I spoke to a lot of teenage girls at the time too. I'm a touring musician and 75% of our audience were teen girls (with the other 25% being big hairy, long haired guys who just want to talk to my guitarist about his guitar tone). NONE of them ever spoke like the character in Juno. Some of them sounded like characters from Thirteen. But none of them like Juno, ever. Juno is one of those movies that I cannot find a single redeeming factor about it. From that awful twee music to the unrealistic characters and situations, it's one of those films that won awards simply because someone, somewhere was convinced it was clever.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    catchtheman- He Man Woman Hater 2011

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    If "Ms Brooke Busey" had a husband who "supported her in whatever she wanted to do": why did she need to strip? You're Diablo Cody's ex husband aren't you? It's the only way that level of hatred, bile and misogyny makes any sense. When you invite a "cunt"... I mean lady, on a movie date and she asks what movie you're seeing, do you say "The one with tits and bush and gore." ? Are you the same guy who hates JULIE AND JULIA because that woman fooled around on her husband? I don't have time to go check. Every time I read one of your posts my skin crawls and I feel like I need a shower. You're everything wrong with men. and talkbackers. in one angry needledicked package.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Diablo Cody needs to go back to her blog.

    by XxSoulFlyxX

    Cause she can't write anything else. God awful dialogue in Juno. Who speaks like that? No one!

  • July 14, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Adolescent Girls Don't Talk Like That!

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Say Men who spent their (perpetual?)adolescence in their Mom's basement reading comics and watching horror movies instead of... talking... to adolescent girls....

  • July 14, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Sequel idea by brightgeist

    by Xen11

    I love the idea of a Grindhouse-type sequel where we get a sequel to both ending of Army of Darkness. Fuck remakes.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Sam, I think the fans wanted...

    by ZOMBRE

    to see how you would do Evil Dead 4 We dont want to see a re-make. We want to see you SAM RAIMI, make a new Evil Dead movie with the time and resources you didnt have earlier. We all know how much better AOD could have been. Sam, make Evil Dead 4. Re-makes anger us. (ps-fuck cgi) (loooved Drag Me To Hell)

  • July 14, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    80's Cambell made ED flicks work. Good luck anyway

    by Knobules

    I watch those flicks for goofy Bruce and Raimis crazy camera tricks. If the guys want to make a new horror flick good for them. Just call it something else. No Bruce = No ED.

  • It was about women, period. Womankind is the Antichrist, because it is (according to the film) entirely selfish and jealously craves all of Man's attention, accomplishing this by using sex and lust to distract Man from the more pure love of Christ. Even to the point of allowing the death of an innocent Son of Adam so that Womankind can have Man's exclusive devotion. At least that's what I got from the film, as one of those "aggressively secular"-type chaps the Pope is worried about.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Check out "Insidious" if you haven't already.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    I wasn't too big a fan of the last 20 or so minutes, but it had a unique creepiness to it.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    DiaBLOW Cody? Fuck this shit.

    by Stalkeye

    And if Vern posts on this thread telling us how many strippers he proclaim to be highly edjucated, I'm gonna get medivial on his sorry ass. Cody is a fucking hackstain and Juno is more than enough proof.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I would have Lexi Alexander handle the project before Cody.

    by Stalkeye

    Atleast to some extent, I found Punisher Warzone entertaining (The film had that unapoletgetic angst without the need for being more than something that it's not.) than shit like Juno. (A film that's more of an ABC afterschool special or lifetime movie of the week than some theatrical release.) As for Evil Dead (on arrival) I'll pass, fuck you very much.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Diablo Cody should NOT be anywhere near this project!!!

    by The Dude Abides

    She's a shit writer. Won't be going to see this.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Keep that @#$!&% camera still, dang it!

    by Mephisto the Great

    I am sick to death of camera shots so jittery and with insane rolling shutter effects that I can't watch without getting sick. Evil Dead used fun, creative shots that hadn't been seen before -- if this film is to work, it needs to be creative, not a retread of a 100 films before this short, which doesn't have an original bone in its body.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    even diablo cody's lists are pretentious

    by Orion Only she would use simulacrom and aint almost in the same sentence.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    how do you replace bruce and sam?

    by Orion

    Evil dead worked because of those 2.

  • July 14, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Faulty logic

    by Beezbo

    The idea that a successful remake will result in a sequel to the original trilogy makes no sense. This would be confusing to the general movie-going public (kids 8-18) and will not happen. A successful remake will result in a sequel to that remake. The thought of an Evil Dead with Ryan Reynolds as Ash and a bunch of WB tweens being menaced by CGI demons is painful. Although I don't agree with the hate for "Drag Me to Hell" (it's a Sam Raimi horror/comedy, which I never thought I'd see again, and I love it because old ladies have scared me since I was a child), I do agree that the last 20 years have been a disaster for the horror genre. Catchtheman's first post had perfect examples about what has been bad (and successful!) in horror films. It sucks being in your 40's and realizing that your favorite types of movies and music (horror and punk) are not exactly dead, but certainly on life support!

  • July 14, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by cupp555

    Best comment ever Donny... Great, hipster deadites... Instead of tree rape, maybe somebody will get violated with a PBR bottle...

  • July 14, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Raimi stinks...

    by ZodNotGod

    Rami is now a offically a whore. He failed to impress me with the crap Spider-Mans and now he's onboard to remake his trademark movie. Why not just make a Part 4? What's wrong with sequels these days? Remakes are for tired losers with nothing else to do but cash a check and call it a career.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST




  • This short looked great and was so far superior to predictable crapm like 'Battle Los Angeles' that its not even in the same league. How that translates to Evil Dead...well, we know the guy has great chops.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Let Me In"

    by ZodNotGod

    "Let Me In" is the best horror film in the last decade, easy. Fantastic flick for those of little faith.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4

    by BOONFANGO are missing such an opportunity to make a stellar fourth movie. The fact that Ash has been working all his days at regulated to being a door checker and can't get any respect. He's older. He's being more beat down in this so called real life as opposed to when he had to throw down with the Deadites. No one obviously believes his stories and he's a broken down man. He wants those glory days back...he actually has missed saving the world. The old hag back in the day he shot at S-mart was deemed infected with rabies and he was honored by Smart with Employee of the Month. Until one day a customer comes in the store with some information to share with Ash. Seems this archeologist has unearthed the book of the dead and has heard of Ashes adventures and his obvious descriptions of the book prove ash has seen is relic. It doesn't take long for shit to hit the fan and Ash now has to step up and fill those shoes once again..bad hip or not. The whole thing takes place in S-mart and eventually spills out..this is the last stand before the Deadites take over our world. Groovy.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    why... just why?

    by treatment

    finally there's a movie/franchise i care so deeply for that it now pisses me off it's being remade. wish it had acclaimed the Star Wars untouchable status/never to be remade as long as life continues on this planet....... now it's a delicate balance between wishing ED never became so popular and/or never had been made in the first place.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Please remake Smokey and the bandit next!!

    by Bigdada

    Kidding. Jesus.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    The "list"

    by Kremzeek

    Don't know about the rest, but Royal Tenenbaum's is a GREAT film, and Dazed and Confused is one of my fav films of all time, period. Juno wasn't the bile most of you are claiming, but I can definitely see why people hate things about it (dialogue, etc). I can't call myself an ED fan, really, but I don't see how these people can recapture any of the original's ... well, anything. If we're using the NOES, F13, and Halloween remakes as examples, I just don't see how it's possible, regardless if Raimi and Campbell are involved.

  • then just tons of demons being mauled by the same chainsaw as well as the shotgun. the chainsaw and the shotgun are key

  • July 14, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Gentlemen, I concur.

    by GoldenThrasher

    EVIL DEAD 4 OR GTFO. Us fans who keep the evil dead franchise alive with our love of multiple versions and Ash figures really only want Evil dead 4. Maybe if they made a remake that made some cash they could do 4, but that doesnt make any sense to anyone but me. FUCK. Fuck Raimi. He promised, they promised. FUCK. Its like they are intentionally trying to swap the fanbase for a newer younger pot of gold base. Its like theyre pissing on us. FUCK. I guess Ill just have to go take another rip and pop in my ED2 blu again. SOB.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    But yeah.

    by GoldenThrasher

    My point is, sorry I lost track of it somewhere there, is why alienate the very thing which makes Evil Dead the behemoth of geeky movies it is. If it wasnt for us loving on it throughout the years it would have just ended up another find-it-if-you-can-on-dvd dvd.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell Cameo

    by DingFriesAreDone

    Would be pretty cool to have him play the Archeologist on the tape and appear in flashbacks which explain how he came to find the Necronomicon.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    No, No it wouldnt.

    by GoldenThrasher

  • July 14, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    John Krasinski

    by CoolNewsPFD

    as Ash!!!

  • July 14, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    *Raimi is now a offically a whore.*

    by KilliK

    yep.i wouldnt be surprised if his next projects would be the revive of Hercules and Xena.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    So... in the AICN universe...

    by Rowsdower.ZabRowsdower

    women are only allowed to be represented in cinema as victims or crazies? That's the vibe I'm getting from this collective of seething machismo that is, undoubtedly, a bunch of off-duty Trekkies who love opining anonymously simply to see what kind of a rise they get out of the other talk-backers. From the content I've seen here, girls should only be naked or getting killed when it comes to fan films? Yes, for every PJ Soles or Tiffany Shepis, there's also female heroes even the manliest AICN basement troll can root for: Cecile de France in High Tension (yes, I realize she was the bad guy but we sometimes cheer for the badguy in horror movies), Elisha Cuthbert in House of Wax, Camile Keaton in I Spit On Your Grave. (I wasn't suggesting to not root for Soles or Shepis, just making a point that not all female roles need be simply victims or tits for tits sake) To see how disgusted and outright vicious everyone's getting about Diablo Cody means some of you need years of Adlerian therapy. So she's not the fan favorite to helm this project. Hell, I'm more mad at Raimi/Campbell/Tapert for going re-make. But some of you need to put down the tri-corder, get into some clothes that don't have comic book characters all over them, wander out into the sunlight & find someone to give you a hug. Ease up, guys. With such a mean streak in y'all, it's no wonder "geeks" have such a bad name.

  • July 14, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Dazed & Confused is in my top ten

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    just greatness

  • July 14, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    And another thing...

    by Rowsdower.ZabRowsdower

    Love how everyone's already made up their minds about how it's going to suck... carved-in-granite, death n taxes, 100% for sure suck. You bunch of nitwits... even if it turns out to be great, you'll never, even grudgingly, allow yourselves to admit it turned out good! Name any actor/director/writer/comic/movie/cartoon/tv show... anything that hasn't hit lulls or been bad one day, great the next. Go ahead. No? Didn't think so. Bottom line: y'all make up your minds that any project is a total turd, the less of you even go to see whether or not it fails or exceeds expectations... eventually the box office keeps falling on niche-market films that we all populate this site in support of... studios slowly pull away from so-called "geek cinema" for the sure thing... nothing but big-budget visual lobotomies and predictable rom-coms. All I'm suggesting is, while it's fun to scream and cry and bash and trash without having any personal accountability to worry about... keep an open mind. You just may suprise yourself while keeping horror/sci-fi/fantasy genres alive & well. Unless it's an Uwe Boll project. Now there's someone who's destroying cinema!

  • July 14, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I'm worried about this.

    by CrusherJen

    I can't speak about the Diablo Cody involvement. Didn't see Juno, didn't see Jennifer's Body. So I'm staying out of that argument (though I've really gotta wonder at all the hate dished out in it. And I truly believe a woman can, and should, kick butt-- watch Alien. Case closed.) But I did see the film posted here. And sorry, but I fail to see how it's got anything to do with the whole Evil Dead vibe. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice little CGI story-let. I'd definitely give this guy the reins to the Transformers franchise based on it. But, there's very little emotional resonance to Panic Attack, IMHO. Sure, it's got disaster on a grand scale, but apart from the first kid's wide-mouth reaction (and I could so imagine the eyeball-shooting-into-mouth bit from Dead by Dawn there) we don't get anyone's reaction to the mayhem and carnage. And that was a huge part of the first two Evil Dead flicks. They were very small-scale, claustrophobic, and much of the impact for me was watching Bruce Campbell responding to the supernatural insanity around him. Ash was our POV character, and that drew us in. There's nothing drawing us in to Panic Attack. This does not bode well for the remake. And I know I'm jumping the gun and judging this way too soon. I know I'm in part reacting to my extreme dislike for Hollywood's remake addiction (can we come up with something new and interesting? Naw, too much work, let's just swipe somebody else's idea, throw in some updated special effects, and nobody will notice it's crap.) And I know I'm looking down at this because, in my heart of hearts, I too want Evil Dead 4: the Further Adventures of Ash... which will probably never happen, short of the comics. But if we absolutely, positively MUST have a remake, I want it to be true in spirit to its precursors. Isolated, creepy, gory, funny, a true labor of love-- not another sterile CGI extravaganza. I've seen far too many of those already, and I don't need another one with the Evil Dead name tacked on to it. While I'd love to believe Raimi, Tapert and Campbell know what their doing... I won't be on the edge of my seat waiting for this one. And yes, damn it, if we can't have Bruce Campbell, then Nathan Fillion for Ash! (Nicholas Brendon would be a good second choice, too, I guess, but N. F. would be the best.)

  • I honestly believe that if everyone working in Hollywood sat down together at a meeting and whoever's in charge -- probably Clooney or Tom Hanks -- stood up and said "Listen, guys, from now on you're only to make movies exactly the way the TalkBackers on AICN want you to, got it?" then everyone in Hollywood would kill themselves on the spot. And maybe even leave their money to the Republican Party, purely out of spite. You're the biggest bunch of crybaby assholes on the Internet. I'm so relieved I got to grow up in the movie theaters of the 1970s and 1980s -- not because the movies were necessarily better (though, of course, they were) but because fans, ACTUAL fans, came together out of love for movies rather than out of hate, spite and ignorance. Movies used to be the things that HEALED whatever may have been wrong with the fanboys of my generation. Now they're just something else all the broken people screech about and shit all over. Enjoy your misery. Little clue: It's never going to change until you do.

  • July 14, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    they're, not their

    by CrusherJen

    And Sigourney Weaver kicks butt in Aliens, too.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    No interest whatsoever

    by Billy_D_Williams

    first off, that short film is nothing more than a glorified FX reel...there's NO story at all...which i guess makes him perfect to start directing Hollywood movies. i remember reading about his "deal" a while back and just laughed...all it takes is some fancy computer work to be labeled a "director" nowdays and get a deal. what the fuck happened to guys like R. Rodriguez and El Mariachi and his short film bedhead that got him signed to ICM, now THAT was some talent...i guess gone are the days where you have to show storytelling skills to get hired. second, Diablo overrated and has done nothing of note in the horror genre. third, Raimi is a fucking idiot.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    hey douchebags

    by HarrysNemesis

    Alvarez already wrote the script. Cody is just doing some touch ups. I don't think a few rewrites are going to make the script 'chick centric', which definitely would be bad... but shit maybe at least wait for it to come out before you rip it to shreds. Shop smart. Shop s mart. All you haters can kiss my boom stick. BLOW.


  • July 14, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Sorry, honey. You got real ugly.

    by ZodNotGod

  • July 14, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    fedalvar, if that's really you

    by Chief Joseph

    As you can see, a lot of people really care about this franchise. PLEASE don't fuck it up.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi basically just said

    by Sick Fixx

    Fuck you if you liked my Evil Dead movies! They never happened!' Only a man who doesn't stand by his own body of work would go and remake his OWN films!!! And Bruce Campbell as PRODUCER, not ASH? Fuck this! There will be no 'eh, maybe I'll buy a ticket with and watch it with an open mind', it's just straight up 'fuck this!

  • July 14, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    if this movie has to exist

    by IndianaPeach

    shouldn't alison lohman be ash? i thought she rocked hard in drag me to hell. Ellen Page + Diablo Cody = shrinkage.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by Zombiana_Jones

    Seriously....All of you who have read Bruce's excellent, excellent book 'If Chins Could Kill' will instantly understand and agree: RAIMI AND CREW HAVE CAUGHT THE SPORE. So this is what Hollywood has become? A fucking rape-machine? Taking beloved memories and cookie-cuttering what made them special completely out of them, then foisting them upon unsuspecting adolescent idiots, all for the sake of a quick buck? FUCK.REBOOTS. FUCK.HOLLYWOOD. They whine about declining theater profits and online piracy...AND YET THE ANSWER IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM. QUIT.MAKING.SHIT.MOVIES. Seriously, the magic of Hollywood and film just fucking died for me. It's over. No benevolent God that really exists would let this shit happen. THERE IS NO GOD.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    This is like the Beatles reuniting and...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...deciding to make a rap album. WHAT A FUCKING RIP.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody?

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Why would they butt fuck themselves like this? It makes no sense to use the most overrated "screenwriter" in the business today. Wow. I'm so stunned I shit myself

  • July 14, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this, always faithful to team Raimi, good or bad!!!!

    by david_boreanez_cunt_hairz

    Now suck on that!!!

  • July 14, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    between this and The Thing


    oh man. The End is near, I can feel it. Just let it go. No use complaining anymore. Accept that American filmmaking has shit the bed and died.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST


    by thebastard

    at least the old crew is working still. Always like to see those guys working. A remake...again? I'd sooner like to see a remake of Darkman--wait no I wouldn't.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    ok ok ok ok

    by IndianaPeach

    If Ted Raimi gets raped by a tree in this I will probably go

  • July 15, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Parallel timeline, Ash: "This has all happened before", ANYTHING!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    The more I think about it, why do a remake? There are so many possibilities with this. If they go with the "Ash back in a screwed up present" ending there could be a new gang going to the cabin. Ash could come back to save the day. I guess what we'll really get is Campbell doing the voice on the tape recorder, and that's it...

  • July 15, 2011, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Little To No Potential

    by Ellington Gunn

    This will probably suck but let's assume it's a good horror remake. It can potentially be as good as the Dawn of the Dead remake which was only mediocre (not including The Thing because it's the rare better than original remake). So, at best, it can strive towards mediocrity.

  • July 15, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST

    thanks Captain Obvious


  • July 15, 2011, 7 a.m. CST

    *spray farts*

    by hiperaktiv

    what a fucking piece of shit. Cody? hahaha you have to be kidding me. that one trick pony.

  • July 15, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Diablo Cody????????

    by SunTzu77

    Are you serious?????? They couldn't find a better writer to touch up the script??? Gheezus.

  • im shocked... and to reiterate what someone on the previous ED thread said - the remake *should* be ok so long as it deals with the medieval timetravel etc possibly at the end so the sequel to be a more serious remake of Army of Darkness - a dark, gritty authentically medieval horror flick (like the end of ED 2 looked like it would be) not so comedic

  • July 15, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Ash drives a Previa into the forest for a romantic weekend.

    by Dr Lisa Cuddy

    After all, I'm a man and you're a woman... at least last time I....