Come April 5th the iconic Book of the Dead, which we first met over 30 years ago now, will set its sights on a new batch of victims to torture in Fede Alvarez’s reboot of the Evil Dead.
Co-written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, Evil Dead follows a group of five friends who travel to a remote cabin in order to help one of them (Jane Levy) kick her deadly drug habit. But what starts off as a normal intervention quickly escalates into something far more sinister when they discover the aforementioned Book, which unleashes a demonic force that wants to send all their souls straight to hell.
Evil Dead also stars Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore; during a recent press day at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, Dread Central caught up with the cast of the remake to hear more on their thoughts about being involved with one of the most beloved horror franchises of all time, how prepared they were for their hellacious shoot which pushed them all physically and mentally, and much more.
Check out our exclusive interview with the cast of Evil Dead below, and look for more on the film later this month!
Read our Evil Dead review here!
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Ghost House Pictures is producing the much anticipated remake of The Evil Dead, the film that effectively launched the careers of Sam Raimi (Spider-Man franchise, Darkman, Drag Me to Hell), Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night), and Bruce Campbell, who played the Ash character and was co-producer of the original. They are now back to produce an Evil Dead for today’s audience that’s high on the horror, gore, plot twists, and more from a screenplay written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues with Diablo Cody. Executive producers are J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joseph Drake, and Peter Schlessel.
The Evil Dead has been rated R for “strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. Look for it in theatres on April 5th, 2013.
A core cast of young, fresh talent includes 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.
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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