SXSW 2013 Exclusive Video: Dread Central Chats with Bruce Campbell, Fede Alvarez and Rob Tapert for Evil Dead

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SXSW 2013 Exclusive Video: Dread Central Chats with Bruce Campbell, Fede Alvarez and Rob Tapert for Evil DeadWhile at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, Dread Central had the opportunity to sit down and chat exclusively with three of the creative minds behind the brand new Evil Dead reboot…

… producers Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert as well as co-writer/director Fede Alvarez.

Also co-written by Rodo Sayagues, this incarnation of Evil Dead stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore as a group of friends who head off to a remote cabin in order to help one of them kick her drug habit. Of course when they arrive, they discover a mysterious book waiting for them that unleashes an unholy force that won’t stop until they’re all dead.

During our exclusive interview with Campbell, Alvarez and Tapert, we heard more about this latest chapter in the Evil Dead saga and why everyone involved wanted to utilize a brand-new cast of characters for this installment instead of using some of the franchise’s more iconic characters. Campbell also discussed the enduring legacy of the original film some 34 years after shooting it with Sam Raimi and what they’ll have to do to raise the stakes on Evil Dead 2 now that it’s been announced.

Read our Evil Dead review here!

Check out our exclusive video interview below, and look for Evil Dead once it arrives in theaters on April 5th!

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.

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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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