Synopsis: Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads to danger and horror.
Release Date: April 12, 2013
Thoughts: With horror remakes being all the rage, it was probably only a matter of time before someone sunk their teeth into a remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 schlock fest that has attracted a cult following since its original release. Made on an ultra low budget, the film inspired several sequels and launched the career of the fledgling director. With Raimi and original star Bruce Campbell’s blessing, first time director Fede Alvarez has remade Evil Dead for a new generation. The Red-Band trailer promises a hyper violent, super gory remake that may just satisfying the naysayers who blanched at the idea of updating what someone consider a classic staple of horror cinema. I’m not usually on board for straight remakes but aside from an opening that resembles Cabin in the Woods, this one looks mighty fine.