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Here's a Shaky EVIL DEAD Trailer (And Sorry Guys, It's Gone)...

Nordling here.

I don't normally post bootleg trailers as a rule, but I'm making an exception in this case because it's been floating around for a couple of days now without any serious pushback from the studio, so I'm thinking that they kinda want it out there at this point.  If FilmDistrict wants it taken down, I'm sure they'll let us and the other websites running this know.

But I really like this trailer, and I didn't expect that.  Sure, there are camera moves and moments taken straight from Sam Raimi's original, but this trailer makes no bones about it - this is dark, gory horror, of a kind we don't get nearly enough these days.  So I'm going to give it a shot.  THE EVIL DEAD opens in 2013... and if it's as effective as this trailer, this movie may scare the shit out of a whole new generation of moviegoers (thanks to Badass Digest for the link):

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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    first...who gives a shit

    by aramis2112

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I'd watch it but alas I will have to wait until I'm outta school

    by Brandon

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    looks like they screwed up big with a female lead

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    having a whiney bitch as the lead makes this a total failure

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    fuck bruce the sell out campbell. he tuined his own masterpeice

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I cant stop laughing at the "FIRST....who gives a shit' post.

    by steve

    Devoid of any concept of irony.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    spelling.... ruined

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    That last shot...

    by quicksilver80


  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Killer Instinct is the lead?

    by steve

    Who knew.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    And it's gone...

    by Nordling

    Sorry, guys.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by D.Vader

    I mean, it looks like an updated Evil Dead with better effects and technique.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by Brandon

    Nooooooo! I didn't get a chance to see it, stupid blocks on youtube

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Sam - you sold out....

    by Darkness

    And why the fuck are you heading to OZ?...Come on, man!...Don't fret Nordling, it's just the way the world turns. Thanks anyway.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    have to admit...

    by IamHERE

    I liked it. especially the box cutter knife scene with the tongue at the end. I am a purist fan of the original trilogy, but this has a glimmer of life in it.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Gone.... damn that was fast, can't find it anywhere

    by BenBraddock


  • will be using a taser in the movie instead of a gun. He will eventually get a gun to use in the 3rd act of the movie. Here's some HEAVY spoilers It's HEAVILY family centric, Robocop is heavily emotional seeing as this time they did not wipe out his emotions or clear his memory, he realizes what he is and is angry and emotional and all this and spends most of the movie going on about his family (like Spawn sorta) . He even cries in one scene. This isn't so much a big action movie as it is trying to be Sci-Fi or something. Oh and there doesn't seem to be any violence...sorry fans of the original. His gun is a TAZER gun and therefore TAZERS a ton of criminals in action sequences. His body is strange that it is blue and looks like a cop uniform and his helmet is see through but when he goes into SWAT Mode he turns into that black suit in the photos and starts TAZERIN THEM CREEPS. This is just the script though I suppose things will change. Again heavy spoilers Gary Oldman's character completely controls Robocop or Murphy along with some chick technician, once Murphy disconnects himself by drilling himself in the head(old movie reference) and taking out the control thing he tries to find out what's going on and who killed him, turns out the company hired this guy to kill him then their own mercenaries to destroy his limbs, he can recreate crimes with his computer and does so and later when he discards his taser gun he uses a 44 magnum to try to fight off a bunch of ED-209's and other military drones. Like the original movie he gets badly beaten by The ED's but this time rather than the cops firing on him they help him destroy the ED's. Finally he confronts Gary Oldman and kills him. The bad people get put in prison and OMNI Corp execs get thrown in jail. OMNI gets bankrupt til their yes...parent company OCP (with old logo) come in to take over. The Govt steps in to repair Robocop the best they can and he confronts his wife again this time explaining blah blah blah he can't be with her he'll protect her and gives her his blessing to go with the now Male; Jack Lewis. Jack Lewis raises his son and loves his wife while Murphy stays on the streets patroling. And they even give him his own statue

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by Mikey Wood absolutely ruin talkbacks. RUIN them. And not in a good way.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    If they don't want people to see their trailer....then fuck 'em.

    by Smerdyakov

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    I blame HOSTEL.

    by Chris

    It took the scare out of horror films and replaced horror with torture porn. Now you have studios trying to remake all of those classic films into torture porn in order to get morons into the theater. There's no anticipation in not showing the kill, or pacing out a scene, instead it's just tits and gore. Even the worst Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street sequel is better than some of the crap coming out today. Then you have films like Cabin in the Woods that do well with the intelligent crowd, but because there are so many stupid people out there, it doesn't do well in the box office... not as well as a remake of a classic franchise that has the CGI and blood pumped into it.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Make Me Laugh or GTFO

    by Jay

    What makes Evil Dead and the movies that follow it cult classics is the mix of horror and comedy. This is sold as just straight up horror. I don't need another movie of something scary chasing a chick. Plenty of those. Give me what made me love these movies in the first place, or you are wasting my time. I don't care who the lead is. You bastards!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I just read that ROBOCOP has been pushed back 6 months!?

    by BenBraddock

    Are they gonna re-do the crappy suit in post?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    mikeywood i am glad to ruin it for you. it is my pleasure :)

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Trailer link

    by kevrock

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by Rob

    If true, fuck this movie in the ass even more.

  • I mean, IS that what makes the original a "classic"? I'll admit, I finally saw The Evil Dead my freshman year at college and I thought its attempts at "tension" and "horror" were laughable, mainly bc the group of friends watching it and myself couldn't get pas how obvious it was: the giant lights on top of this old cabin in the woods, the low budget aesthetic. Its just something I wasn't expecting. Now, over the years, I've come to love it and *appreciate* it more, now that I know how old Sam was and what he was dealing with and some of the innovative techniques he was developing, but the first time I saw it, I just thought it was a bit derivative (when in reality I suppose a lot has copied from it instead). So what would I want out of an Evil Dead remake? Something that looks as hand-made as the original? A few sloppy shots and framing? More bad acting? Giant lights in the background of every shot? Heavens no. I want something that looks better but doesn't change too much. The filmmakers got A Nightmare on Elm Street wrong bc they made every dream something fanciful, so you clearly knew what was a dream and what was reality. This remake actually looks like what The Evil Dead would be were it made today: better effects, better blood, better lighting, better acting (let's hope), better camera, better framing. Now granted, this is a trailer and we won't know for sure, but right now I really dig the makeup look better than I do the original's. I love that they keep the Sam-Cam and didn't try to ignore it. And even better, I LOVE that I didn't see ONE BIT of CGI in this trailer at all- there's no crazy impossible "bendy-man" body contortions, no CGI spirit smoke, no CGI blood, no CGI amputations. Everything looks about as homemade as the original, just with a higher budget. And I am cool with that.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I think it looks decent

    by The Minn

    I got it a few hours about on Joblo. I was pleasantly surprised that i didn't hate it. It looks very gory and I am stoked to see the rape tree back. Not sure why the hate. It's a can still watch the original, you know?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Thanks kevroc.

    by BenBraddock

    I liked it, so sue me.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit. WORLD WAR Z sizzle reel just showed in New York

    by Rob

    Fast-moving zombies that operate like swarms of fire ants, making it possible for them to scale a wall, en masse in seconds, and overwhelm everything in their path. Say an exec: “Brad Pitt, trying to stop a zombie apocalypse, and trying to get back to his family, what more do you want?” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Trailer is still on JoBlo, btw

    by The Minn

    you can still see the trailer there

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    @enricobalazar That depresses me so much...

    by quicksilver80

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I'd say Final Destination III as tipping point.

    by Smerdyakov

    When at the end they said, fuck it, let's kill them all. That's when movies went from horror to snuff.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    RapingWillow does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Watch out for that Whomping Willow Herminone! Hang on a moment... that willow's not whomping it's... it's... cor blimey!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    This didn't look as awful as I suspected but I am still very worried about the junkie girl lead character... and am also worried about the washed out, color desaturated generic look. The final film will probably be kinda meh is my prediction. I wanna see possessed demons with white eyes jerking around like marionettes and cackling madly - THAT'S THE BASIC FUCKING REQUIREMENT FROM AN EVIL DEAD MOVIE AND THIS TRAILER DIDNT SHOW ME THAT!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    very encouraged by this

    by la_sith

    Gory, crazy....looks like a very good time.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    by The Minn

    you know you can still watch the original right? you dont have to go to the theater.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST


    was expecting some pussified mainstream horror film, this actually has balls. It's not Evil Dead though. It's a modern "torture porn" take on it without the camp. So. Fuck this movie. And I like torture porn.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    d. vader - Thank you for being the logical voice of reason

    by sweeneydave

    instead of succumbing to the fanboy bandwagon of "DON'T TOUCH THE SACRED MOVING PICTURE". Filmmaking is just story telling. It is our nature to want to tell a great story that we just heard - and maybe add a few of our own embelishes. We are lucky in this world to get to choose our favorite story tellers and stay away from the ones we think are crappy. How many Hollywood remakes of Phantom of the Opera have we had since the original silent film in 1925? Oh wait. That wasn't the first one now, was it? Universal's monsters were also all remakes. An original, geniously-executed idea is a rare cinematic gem. Everything else is a remake. You can't stop the signal. You can't stop the story telling.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    theminn: yeahbut... see, the real hate for this kind of remake...

    by Danny Boil

    ...which I share, is that you CAN always watch the original, WHICH IS AWESOME, so what is the fucking point of some big studio spending millions and millions of dollars remaking it, and probably not coming close to matching the awesomeness of the original, when those millions of dollars could have been spent on something original in and of itself, like Hollywood used to do. FUCK. It's just exasperating.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    The Soundtrack

    by Scrawny_Beaver

    People forget how important the soundtrack/sound effects were to the original Evil Dead (and most classic horror films) If the music in the remake is just loud and in your face then they have already lost half the battle.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    why do studios remake?

    by The Minn

    1) their property 2) $$$ Oldboy is my #1 favorite movie, of all time. Spike Lee is remaking it. Not happy about it but I can still go watch the original and enjoy it. And there have been some decent remakes from time-to-time. Hate a band, a movie, a tv show, a remake, don't watch/listen to it. I gave up on the whole 'remake sucks' trend. I just don't watch them if I don't want to.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    @ creepythinman & killer_instinct

    by Mad Barchetta

    How about we try to judge the movie based on the MOVIE, not the TRAILER. Good Lord, people!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    sweeneydave: Granted, remakes have always existed...

    by Danny Boil

    ...but now, they are SO MUCH MORE of the dwindling numbers of films we're getting from the big studios. I'm not here to stir up trouble; it just bugs the hell out of me...

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    by JediWuddayaknow

    Can we make it a ban-able offense to type in all caps and yell "fact" after every obnoxious thing you say? Seriously. This schtick is fucking old.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST


    by billandted

  • It's very nasty and brutal, and sticks to the tone of the original pretty faithfully. The only thing that bothers me a little is the climax: it suddenly goes into "Evil Dead II" territory a little too abruptly. There's almost NO humor or comic relief the entire movie (like the original), then all of a sudden we get one Ash one-liner after another. Still, I'm optimistic. Maybe what seems abrupt on paper will work on the screen. The script feels like "Evil Dead".

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    i will judge it then too...

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Two things that need to be in this for me

    by angry kitty

    The card game with the crazed demonic shout outs and the pencil in the ankle scene. The first, wonderfully creepy- set the tone. And of course the second item - well that made me scream as a kid. Freaky shit indeed. If new movie can get those two scenes right, it can't be half bad.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    no junkie whiney bitch turned ripely can replace ash.

    by Creative

  • Without spoiling anything, the lead character for the majority of the movie is a [non-whiney, non-junkie] male who is somewhat Ash like. Meaning normal-everyday-guy Ash from the original, not one-liner Ash from Part II.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by Yamutha Fuchka

    Still up over at Joblo, just watched it.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I can't wait, this looks really fun.

    by Chris

  • to cater on the fanboys. Carpenter and Croneberg and Russel when they were doing their remakes, they didn't care for the fanboys so much. Their only focus and interest was to tell their own stories with a few nodes to the original ones. Did you see an alien carot-man in the Thing remake? A small fly with a human head in the Fly remake? Did the original Thing had the paranoia and the cosmic horror of the remake? Did the original Fly had the tragic drama and the biological horror of the remake? The answer is no. Because,as correctly Creepy points out, you had talented and intellectual storytellerers who took the basic premise of the originals and leveled them into something more artistic, creative and original through their own stories. Now you watch this Evil Dead trailer and what see? the tree rape, the lamp shaking, the camera rollcoaster and angles, the chainsaw, the late 70s b-movie feeling, all the same things from the original. What is the new thing here? What is the creative input from the director and the writer? What is their own, original story that they want? I don't see anything new here. Only a retread, a repetition of the original Evil Dead movie. That's the problem of the modern remakes. They are modernized repeats of the original ones made by lapdogs for hire. They are not personal stories by artists, based on the original premises.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    You're right about much of that, Creepy

    by D.Vader

    I agree, the director doesn't instill me with confidence (screw "Panic Attack"), and I'm ambivalent about Diablo Cody doing a dialogue punchup, but this still remains a teaser. Perhaps in the movie we'll get some good mood-setting scenes and atmosphere. I certainly hope we do. The teaser didn't show too much of that, but what it did show, I liked.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Thanks SweeneyDave

    by D.Vader

    And good to see you!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I thought they said no raping tree

    by grendel69

    Was that decision changed?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    The tree doesn't "rape" so much as "attack

    by Elgyn6655321

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Damn it. "...this time around"

    by Elgyn6655321

    Let's face it, the 'tree rape' scene would get laughed off by people these days. Kind of like the 'bug attack' scene in Phantasm.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    elgyn, do the trees at least attack in a rapey way? You know like Ian Holm magazine-throating Ripley.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I am kinda curious about the WWZ sizzle reel. Anyone got a link?

    by kindofabigdeal

  • One of the best things of the original: the guy everybody expects to die first dies last. That was great. I mean, sure, it won't even come close to the original, which is simply the greatest horror movie of all time, but it looks kinda cool.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Pray to god this aint a Rob Zombie hillbilly rape remake.

    by Shaun D Lyons

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Creepy thin twat. You are cock cancer. FACT.

    by Shaun D Lyons

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    FACT. Fucking tard.

    by Shaun D Lyons

  • Do you want me to just send you the script?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by RangerLee

    And not in the good way. WHY WHY WHY! I'll stick with Ash like most film lovers

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    FACT! FACT!! FACT!!!!!! FUCKING FACT!!!!!!

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    And, yes: this Evil Dead remake will be appalling, for all the reasons so far stated. FACT!!

  • ...but I still kind of dug it. It was very Raimi-ish (yeah, I know what you're thinking. I'm not Plant - just drunk.) I think it might actually work on screen. Guys, for God's sake. Go to IMDB for five minutes and you'll find the script. It's not bad (again, this is PRE Diablo Cody.)

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by Elgyn6655321

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    What' s with the "dark" thing?

    by CuervoJones

    My ass is dark, and it's not that interesting.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST


    by animatronicmojo

    Well, for a cash-grab re-hash- which is what this is, plain and simple- it doesn't look terribly made, just in no way whatsoever original. But what will they do next, remake Evil Dead 2 and 3? <BR> The first was a wildly successful experiment in low-budget independent film-making, and a big inspiration for many a young filmmaker. <BR> The second was already a remake of the first, and one that established a pitch-perfect balance between horror and slapstick that hasn't been done as well since. (Cabin in the Woods sure came close, though!) <BR> The third followed that tone quite nicely, while going even campier. <BR> Personally, I would have rather seen: <BR> 1. Evil Dead IV (see alternate ending to ED III when Ash wakes up in the distant future), but I kind of doubt Raimi could really pull it off at this point in his career. I could not get into or finish Drag Me To Hell for some reason. <BR> 2. A movie version of Evil Dead The Musical (, although, with that, half the fun is seeing practical effects/gore done on stage, which probably wouldn't translate to well to the big screen.

  • You're encouraging the bootleggers to do what they do which hurts the business of movies which AICN staffers claim to love so much. I know that's a broad stroke but you know I'm right.

  • so the remake has no balls? what's next? Robo using a tazer instead of a gun? OH WAIT...

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    ha! "Hurting the Business of Movies"

    by animatronicmojo

    What a perfectly "suity" thing to say. Nobody's showing you the whole bootlegged movie here. Yes, it is the 21st Century now, and we all have video cameras in our pockets. But, perhaps you support studio-sponsored Orwellian legislation that imposes controls on what people can and can't video/photograph? Because, for god's sake, we must at all costs, protect the "business of movies" (which, last I heard, was still doing quite well). Unless of course your marketing strategy wisely includes so-called "leaked" trailers ;p

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    this site was based on bootlegs and the like

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    it's already lost so much, do we really want to lose even the spirit of the site?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by Nordling

    I agree with you, but in this case I made an exception, because the trailer had been floating around sites for a couple of days without the studio pulling it. Then we post it (along with other sites) and they decide to yank it. It's a tactic designed to drive up anticipation of the movie, nothing more. Making it more difficult to see makes people want to see it more. And I'd never post a full-length movie or anything like that. Trailers are designed to be marketing tools, first and foremost - they are ads, and showing it to a few hundred people at NYCC is nothing more than marketing. I'm not going to make a habit of posting trailers like this in the future - for one thing, they look like shit. I felt this rose to the level of posting, though. The studio should release this online, I think. It's a good trailer and it goes out of its way to give fans a taste of the material. But I'm not going to go out of my way to find another link on this one just to be chasing rabbits all day, either.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by Logan_1973

    What a generation-youtube response. They're encouraging scumbags to bootlegg entire films, which is a direct hit on the business. I know it's a broad stroke but the impact has been proven. I'm not a suit; I just love the movies and the experience at the theatre. I'll always take the big screen over a shitty looking, shaky-cammed awful sounding bootlegg.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Ya know how we all said

    by macheesmo3

    well at least it isn't Platinum Dunes...

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    It looks like Platinum Dunes to me

    by macheesmo3

    it look like it as made by a committee of studio executives and marketing people. In other words, it looks like soulless tripe. "let's put some hipsters in a cabin and make it really grimy like in the TCM remake, and then we can have ASH be a GIRL! people won't expect that"

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Gotcha, Nordling. Cheers.

    by Logan_1973

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    i'm a "original trilogy" purist...but i gotta say...

    by Thugsnarf3000

    I got really excited while watching that trailer. It looks awesome. And if Campbell, Raimi and Tapert have all been involved, why not give them a chance? You should give it a chance if only for the sole reason of PRACTICAL EFFECTS. I mean c'mon! who does that anymore?! And if you don't all go see this, you can pretty much put the final nail in the coffin of ED4. I, for one, will buy a ticket as soon as they become available.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    killer_instinct at it again...

    by BennyL

    Somebody please confiscate his toy. He's been a bad boy. Protip - the talkback form has a comment field. Post spamming only makes your opinion less relevant.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I found a link...looks pretty bad-ass to me!

    by evilhoban

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Overlit modern remake tripe.

    by higgledyhiggles

    Youre either of the modern horror age, or a studio plant or have no taste. this looks like ass burgers and no amount of fade edit bullshit can fix it. The original had style and well origniality. This has modern slick and digital film editing. Add a bunch of modern `tnnes` who are 20 odd and you have cash cow that`s creatively void of anything resembling horror or character.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I don't understand

    by waslah

    how anyone can say it looks like a Platinum Dunes remake. It certainly doesn't. It looks like the original Evil Dead, only a little slicker, and done with a modern feel to it. The original film was brutal, violent, and insanely gory for it's time, and this film seems to be doing the same thing. I'm just glad to see a movie that has the fucking balls to push the boundaries with the practical F/X and gore. Also, as someone who's read the script that's been floating around the internet for a while, I find the comments about the "female Lead" and how terrible a thing that is to be hilarious. There really is no female lead

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    check out her imdb from about 6 to 8 months ago

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    anothet sad day in cinema

    by Creative

  • I like it ragged and make it ragged and dirty.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    wow now this is a plant above

    by Creative

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    AICN is going to post anything about the Carrie teaser???

    by brocknroll

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Does the whiney female bitch lead have nice tits?

    by Arturo_Bandini

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    He made a few short films and then a Hollywood feature

    by D o o d

    what an awesome success story!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    shut up killer_instinct

    by therightclique

    Diablo Cody did not write the script for this movie. She was essentially a dialog consultant, hired to help the director (not a native English speaker) and Raimi (a middle aged guy) come up with dialog that sounds like something younger people would say. Did she do a good job? Maybe not, but she didn't screw us in any way. Maybe this is the time where she finally knocks it out of the park.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Who is anyone kidding here? That looks lousy.

    by kevred

    Would one of the obvious plants above list specifics about what looks great there, because I don't see it. It's just the same sort of visual-nu-metal we've become used to, with some excessive use of filters that is amateur in the wrong ways. This will take its place of boredom alongside all the other horror remakes of recent years without making a ripple. One thing I'll give this film is using no CG. Kudos to them for taking the trouble to do it that way, it is quite refreshing to hear that. But you know who else didn't use any CG? Sam Raimi, about 30 years ago. He made a crazily original film called Evil Dead. He didn't remake someone else's film that he was a fan of. He and his pals went for broke on something really original. They even reused the old logo for this one, which only reinforces that this is just the film equivalent of a cover band. Which, by definition, can be really well done but never, ever special. It's only a trailer. I could be totally wrong about all of this. But really... look back, years back. How often are we really wrong about things like this?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Stories will ALWAYS be retold throughout time, folks, deal with it...

    by TalkbackerSmasher

    Yes, sometimes movie remakes DON'T work (Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street), and sometimes they DO (The Fly, The Thing, Texas CHainsaw, Fri 13th, LET ME IN), and what I don't understand is why people get SO offended that a story is being retold and reinterpreted. If a movie remake is bad, it doesn't erase the original, and in fact, I think it makes the original even stronger. If a remake is good, then guess what? We have another great horror movie out there in the world! It's always boggled my mind that some people just won't even give a remake a chance, and that's because they have bonded with the original so much (which I totally understand, when you love something, you love it.) but why does it seem like this HATE for remakes only exists with movies? Songs get covers and people don't flip out. Just calm down and watch it with the view of 'okay, this is someone else's view or take on the material' and stop acting like it's trying to be better or hurt the original. It's just a different version. Take a breath, calm down & maybe for once, don't go into something hating it before you've seen it. Be a grown up, use your brain & try to be objective.

  • Because observing the awful vacuousness of something doesn't count as 'using your brain'.

  • In ancient times, early man would gather around a roaring fire and share stories. This tradition was carried forward for thousands of years. In medieval times there were epics like Beowulf, passed down through multiple generations until someone finally wrote it down. Thing is those ancient people didn't have a printing press, nor did they enjoy the clarity of DVD or Blu-ray while sitting in their caves and castles. The dynamics of how stories are now told have changed drastically. The idea of a remake being needed nowadays is much harder to justify. Especially remakes of films that were good works and influential in the first place. Part of our evolution as a species, at least in a social developmental sense, was telling stories that let us confront and maybe understand what lurked in the dark of the forest. Now that we can mass distribute stories in both physical and electronic formats, the idea of a retelling (remake) is not as valid as Hollywood and the greater entertainment industrial complex seems to think it is.

  • Good even.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I see they're going for a PG-13 with this film.

    by aramis2112

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    As a HUGE Evil Dead fan...

    by maxjohnson1971

    I gotta say, as appalled as I was that this was getting a remake, I am liking what I'm seeing. You can tell from that footage that this thing is going to be a VERY hard R. Hell, I hope they gotta re-cut to avoid the NC-17. The director said himself that there was no point in making the thing if you weren't gonna go balls out and it looks like they did just that. If it sucks, it sucks. But if not, it might join the ranks of The Fly, The Thing, The Hills Have Eyes, et al. I'm hoping for the latter. And if you haven't made the pilgrimage to Morristown, TN to visit the original site of the cabin, do it!! The chimney is still there, as is the hole that was dug under the floor for the fruit cellar. My little piece of the cabin is sitting proudly on top of my china cabinet and I cherish it. There are plenty of pieces left by the way. (By the way, there is an Ash St. in Morristown. I wonder if the people that live there realize that one of the most influential films ever made was done right there about a half a mile off of a little back road in the very town they live in.)

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Topless Robot still has the trailer up....

    by andy

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Hell, no! I don't want an ED4 with a middle-aged Ash.

    by hank henshaw

    We already know how that worked for John McClaine and Henry Jones Jr. Thankfully it looks like the Ghostbusters will be spared of such fate. Some characters should never be shown after they are too old to do their thing! Other than that, I can't believe there are some people defending this Evil Dead remake. Next you know the Robocop remake will have "fans" saying it's a good idea.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 12:13 a.m. CST

    See the trailer here:

    by Johan

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    That looks like every other new awful slasher torture porn

    by golden tribw

  • Fueled by drugs.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 2:07 a.m. CST

    nasty and horrible

    by WeakThirdAct

    sorry, but this kind of stuff turns me into a disapproving finger waggling old crone predicting the End Of Civililisation As We Know It.... cynical gratuitous torture porn crap that serves absolutely no useful purpose whatsoever. Bury it under the great heaping mound of crap where it belongs and reboot hollywood. If that means blowing the whole place up and starting again, so be it /rant over

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Wondered when hollywood would get to this

    by thebastard

    It figures that this would be remade. They've went though all the other old 80's and sometimes even 70's horror hits to remake and they finally went and took the one I hoped they'd never get to. I won't see this in theaters. Here's hoping no one else will.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 4:48 a.m. CST

    what a weird world we live in where a trailer is considered secret

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Seriously, Hollywood is a fucked up culture. It's A TRAILER for YOUR movie! If it's done, it's out in the wild end of.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    you can still watch it on YT

    by GavinElster

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST

    AICN clickable links - please join the 21st Century

    by Ray Gamma

    When will Aint It Cool News join the 21st Century and allow clickable links in the talkbacks? This forum must be running on a 1996 Geocities backbone or something. Jesus Christ.

  • I agree with those who say they're optimistic. I love the original as well,and hated the idea of a remake but agree that this looks like it as least has balls. The original was about pushing boundaries and over the top gore ( for the time it was made) and this looks to be made in the same spirit. I did a quick search about the tree scene and the director said there was no point in doing it without trying to outdo the original. That's the spirit! Considering news liked PG13 Robocop remakes and all the watered down horror and films we've been getting, I'm going to wait and see. BTW..I'm also open minded about Carrie. The director has showed herself to be fond of, and hasn't shyed away from disturbing material,so msybe we won't get a nuetered version of the story

  • ...I am pig fucking sick of all of this PG 13 bullshit. This looks as if it will certainly hit the sweet spot. Hard R.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:46 a.m. CST

    grendel69 - agree with you completely....

    by sam jacksons wig

    except for the carrie remake. Moretz is far too pretty to be playing that part. Spacek had the right visuality for carrie.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    weakthirdact - dont you think that's how the makers wanted it?

    by sam jacksons wig

    Sorry, but what good is an evil dead flick if it aint nasty and horrible? The vibe maybe different from the original, yes, but the 82 version was fucking brutal.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by grendel69

    Agree that Sissy was physically perfect for that part,but considering the bullying cases in recent years Morentz can work if the director and the script approach it properly. Again , I'm sort of optimistic because of Kim Pierces participation.We'll have to see what she comes up with,but since she doesn't come out of hiding much, I'm hoping she feels strongly enough about the story, and has enough creative control that she's going to deliver.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I'll watch this on one condition....

    by pumaman

    The lead woman get's to say "workshed" , then shambles off and gets the chainsaw. Evil dead 2 .

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    why not call it Book of the Dead?

    by MurderMostFowl

    I doubt this is being set up as a remake of the whole franchise, so why not be a cousin of the original? But what do I know, Army of Darkness was my favorite

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Maybe I'm wrong...

    by v1cious

    But he didn't get the chainsaw until the second movie, right?

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Yeah, this one looks like it's going to be as fucked... up as the original.

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Situations involving Possessed Bitches with razor blades never turn out well, Buck 50's everywhere!

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST


    by sam jacksons wig

    No, he had one in the first, but didn't use it. It really came to the fore in the second one.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Talk of a rapist forest...

    by CuervoJones

    and rapist plants appear!

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Detailed trailer breakdown here! With pics.

    by IKilledSuperman

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Tongue split

    by ObiBen

    Ages ago, my kid brother fell along the rink side while playing hockey. You know, those battered, grey painted plywood outside rinks. For some reason, he had his tongue sticking out as he fell, and he caught this big panel splinter with his tongue. He came to me crying and bleeding, and when I asked him to show me, his tongue split out like that of a snake. This freakshow continued on for about a week, until it healed completely. Good times....

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by BennyL

    That's "primitive screwhead" to you...

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    lol of course

    by Creative

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Perspective corrected trailer HERE!

    by IKilledSuperman

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Perspective corrected trailer HERE!

    by IKilledSuperman

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Perspective corrected trailer HERE! Watch now!

    by IKilledSuperman

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Looks like a turd - can't wait to miss it.

    by SunTzu77

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST


    by TheMachinist

    Are you FUCKING kidding me?! Did those damned executives even read the book?! The reason the zombies were so scary wasn't because they were quick, thoughtless killing machines, it was their numbers. There were tons of the bloody creatures around! Slow as shit, but you could hardly kill the fuckin' things without a

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    shot right into the things head, which is pretty fuckin' hard to get!

    by TheMachinist

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Ruins of the colony?

    by corplhicks

    That place was vaporized. There should be zero left

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Complaining about a bootleg trailer

    by John Baker

    falls somewhere between: Home Taping Is Killing Music and Recording a baseball game without the express written consent of major league baseball The kind of people who pirate films aren't waiting for the tipping point of a goddamn TRAILER to justify their decision to steal.