The first teaser poster for Fede Alvarez’ Evil Dead remake was today revealed by Film District, and I like it! The poster is simple, yet very effective with its use of wording and the image of a clearly possessed female. The girl on the front I presume is Jane Levy’s Mia who also features in a new image from the film which also got published earlier this week (above).
The poster simply shows the back of the possessed girl, who seems unable to stand up properly, and the brave and brilliant writing claims the film will be “the most terrifying film you will ever experience”. I love that, and it is nice to see the words from the makers and not from people who have reviewed it. It reminds me of those bold statements you would read on the covers of horrors from the 70’s and 80’s where the words alone sold the film. Tags like “keep telling yourself, it’s only a film, it’s only a film…” spring to mind when looking at this poster, and it is clear from everything we have seen so far that all involved in the Evil Dead are planning to seriously scare their viewers. This is gonna be SO much fun!
Directed by Fede Alvarez, Evil Dead has been written by Alvarez, Sam Raimi, Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody. Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia; and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie all appear, and Bruce Campbell is also onboard as a producer with Sam Raimi.
The Evil Dead is due to arrive in UK cinemas 12th April 2013.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
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