Feedback is coming in that this new 'Evil Dead' remake might turn out pretty good as the first footage is shown at comic-con.
Con-goers have offered breakdowns across the internet, though those of us not in attendance will have to wait to see the footage for ourselves. Hopefully sooner rather than later. Bruce Campbell himself was on hand to present the footage and apparently plenty of blood and gore was shown in the 'redband' collection of clips. Director, Fede Alvarez says almost no CG was used during filming.
The trailer begins with the iconic cabin. A group of new kids along with Jane Levy open the cabin door, revealing and dusty and dirty floor. A trap door is discovered and a boy heads down to find The Necronomicon. No good shot is shown of the book yet, only a shot of it wrapped in plastic and them opening it up.
The characters start looking through the book and examining the strange words. The boy recites the weird language within and Jane Levy screams and then says, "We are all going to die tonight."
The fast pace of the trailer increases, showing flashes of gore, a girl in the shower disfiguring herself while a friend yells at her "What are you doing?" Another girls arm is covered in blisters and she takes an electric carving knife to her bicep. Someone starts up a chainsaw in the trailer and the con crowd goes wild. A shot of the raping tree wrapping a girl up with its limbs in the woods. Jane appears, ghostly white eyes and skin, holding a knife which she sticks her black tongue onto and begins cutting her tongue in half in front of one of the girls.
"Evil Lives Again" flashes across the screen as the trailer ends.
Bruce Campbell is sure to tell fans "we did not screw you with this." He says if fans want him to pass the "Ash" crown onto Jane Levy, who plays the same role as Bruce did originally, that he will do so gladly. Campbell also says you won't find any cheesy references to the original, as this take definitely focuses more on the horror and less on the comedy aspect like it's sequels did.
The last thing he leaves fans with is the information that the characters names 'might' spell something out and that Sam Raimi is still threatening him with making Evil Dead 4.