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Saturday, March 9, 2013

SXSW 2013: 'Evil Dead' remake is "ridiculous in a good way"

AUSTIN, Texas -- It might be hard to imagine a film better suited to an opening-night slot at the South by Southwest Film Festival than the world premiere of the new remake of “Evil Dead.” Directed by Fede Alvarez, in his feature debut, and produced by Rob more
Los Angeles Times ( 3/9/2013 8:54:37 AM -08:00 )

Remake of the 1981 film Evil Dead plays at SXSW
AUSTIN, Texas — Plans to remake the 1981 cult horror film "Evil Dead" may have brought some initial skepticism, but with the original filmmakers behind the scenes and a fresh-faced director and cast to inject youthful enthusiasm, the South by Southwest more
Boston Herald ( 3/9/2013 8:37:02 AM -08:00 )

'Evil Dead' director reveals sequel plans
The Evil Dead reboot doesn't hit theaters until April 5, but director Fede Alvarez says a sequel is already in the works. During a Q&A session after the film's Austin premiere, Alvarez told the audience “we've already started writing Evil Dead 2.” The film more
Entertainment Weekly (blog) ( 3/9/2013 12:05:45 AM -08:00 )

See metro Detroit native Bruce Campbell as a Winkie in 'Oz the Great and
You know him as Ash from the classic horror movie “The Evil Dead” and Sam Axe from the USA series “Burn Notice.” But have you seen beloved cult actor Bruce Campbell as a Winkie guard in “Oz the Great and Powerful”? The metro Detroit native has known more
Detroit Free Press ( 3/8/2013 11:03:12 AM -08:00 )

OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL review: Hooray, it's off to see the wonderful
OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL review: Hooray, itTwo big-name directors have produced a couple of spectacularly good movies this week, in very different genres. An unlikely recruit to Disney, Sam Raimi — who started out with horror nasties such as The Evil Dead but is now best known for the Spider-Man more
Daily Mail ( 3/8/2013 7:54:06 AM -08:00 )

FEARnet Movie Review: 'Evil Dead' (2013)
FEARnet Movie Review: evil dead One does not call their film "Evil Dead" without expecting some serious scrutiny from the old-school horror fans. It doesn't matter if names like Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert are on board for your remake, and it makes no difference that you went for a more
FEARnet.com ( 3/9/2013 9:50:47 AM -08:00 )

Evil Dead Remake Sequel Promises 25 Percent More Fake Blood
Not enough fake blood was used in this scene from a previous 'Evil Dead' movie, but more has been promised in the upcoming remake as well as the sequel to the remake [yes, you read that right]. The original 1981 drive-in caliber horror flick “Evil Dead” more
Toon Zone ( 3/9/2013 9:42:14 AM -08:00 )

SXSW 2013 Review: Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead'
SXSW 2013 Review: Fede AlvarezSynopsis: 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, more
Geeks of Doom ( 3/9/2013 9:41:47 AM -08:00 )

SXSW: Evil Dead Remake is Getting a Sequel, Being Written Now
SXSW: Evil Dead Remake is Getting a Sequel, Being Written NowStarring Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Shiloh Fernandez, the film is directed and co-written by Fede Alvarez, based on the original, cult-favorite series by Oz the Great and Powerful director Sam Raimi. “We already more
Comicbook.com (blog) ( 3/9/2013 9:26:54 AM -08:00 )

Joshua Reviews Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead [SXSW 2013 Review]
Horror remakes are like gore-fueled weeds. Throughout the past decade, what with the rise of houses like Platinum Dunes and the ever growing interest in genre fare, it seems like one can't turn around in this film world without bumping into yet another more
CriterionCast.com (blog) ( 3/9/2013 9:15:08 AM -08:00 )

The 2013 Evil Dead Tries For Cool Twists But Gets Bogged By Blood
The 2013 Evil Dead Tries For Cool Twists But Gets Bogged By BloodI may have made a couple of period jokes coming out of Evil Dead. It is one of the bloodiest films I've ever seen and I've seen the House of Blue Leaves sequence in Kill Bill in color. Director Fede Alvarez went through nearly 50,000 gallons of blood a day for more
FemPop Magazine ( 3/9/2013 9:03:28 AM -08:00 )

SXSW: Bruce Campbell says that 'Evil Dead' remake is part of a new trilogy
SXSW: Bruce Campbell says that Sam Raimi's original Evil Dead turned out to be the first part of a trilogy, so why can't the remake be the same? Actor Bruce Campbell, who appeared in the original Evil Dead films, told fans at SXSW in Austin, Texas that the remake is part of a trilogy and work more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 3/9/2013 8:15:27 AM -08:00 )

[Movies] Work Has Begun on Evil Dead 2 Script
ShockTillYouDrop reports that that some exciting news came out of the first public screening of the Evil Dead remake at SXSW. Director Fede Alvarez was in attendance and told the crowd at the screening that they have begun writing Evil Dead 2. more
411mania.com ( 3/9/2013 8:13:55 AM -08:00 )

Evil Dead Movie Review
Extreme gore paired with the most minimal story support is generally not a good thing – unless you've got a man like Fede Alvarez behind the lens. After a near-lethal overdose, Mia's (Jane Levy) brother, David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend, Natalie more
Shockya.com ( 3/9/2013 7:59:42 AM -08:00 )

First 'Evil Dead' Reviews Emerge Online; Sequel in Development
First Director Fede Alvarez and producer Sam Raimi's Evil Dead remake originated as the bane of existence for people who adore Raimi's 1981 cult classic horror flick, but the tide of public opinion has altered course since a gleefully-bloody teaser premiered at more
Screen Rant ( 3/9/2013 7:33:41 AM -08:00 )

'Evil Dead' Sequel Already in the Works
The eagerly anticipated (and for many fans, dreaded) remake of 'Evil Dead' premiered at SXSW last night, where it brought down the house and earned rave reviews. When the cast and crew took the stage for a Q&A following the screening, director Fede more
ScreenCrush ( 3/9/2013 7:16:21 AM -08:00 )

Director Fede Alvarez Says 'Evil Dead 2' Script Already Being Written; SXSW
People really seem to want more "Evil Dead." Fans flipped when creator/director Sam Raimi said (and then later recanted) that a "Evil Dead 4" was in the works, and the remake of the original just played SXSW last night. We'll have a review of our own later in more
Indie Wire (blog) ( 3/9/2013 7:14:17 AM -08:00 )

'Evil Dead 2' Sequel To The Remake In The Works
Evil Dead 2, the sequel to the reboot of the Evil Dead franchise is already in the works. That was the announcement that was made by the reboot's director and co-writer Fede Alvarez. Alvarez was giving a presentation after the world premiere of the newest more
The Inquisitr ( 3/9/2013 6:51:05 AM -08:00 )

'Evil Dead' Review
“Let's hope this still works,” says David (Shiloh Fernandez) as he puts a key into the door of his family's old cabin in the woods. But of course he's not just talking about the key; he's talking about the idea of remaking 'The Evil Dead,' the 1981 cult classic that more
ScreenCrush ( 3/9/2013 5:27:00 AM -08:00 )

'Evil Dead' Takes SXSW On a Grisly, Gory Ride
Remaking any beloved horror property presents a sizeable challenge for the filmmaker. However, the challenges faced by Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead remake — which premiered last night at SXSW — were absolutely Herculean. We're not just talking about more
Hollywood.com ( 3/9/2013 5:17:44 AM -08:00 )