The internet has been on fire recently with tons of Evil Dead news, so here is a breakdown of some of the more exciting pieces of information all in a handy digest form. First off to wet your horrific appetites are some new clips and photos from Uproxx and Bloody Disgusting showing us a little bit more of the new Evil Dead film before its release this weekend. Below are the recently released clips of the movie showing us a little bit more deadite action.
This clip, though short does have some horrific intensity to it, mostly from Mia (Jane Levy) amazing eye acting. The way she stares at everyone and calmly says they are going to die gives the viewer the same uneasy feeling the original delivered on. Below are the final two clips, one a short scene involving a mirror and the last piece a trailer from Wondercon 2013 with introduction by Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Fede Alvarez.
The new photos released are not that special, but they do give the viewer a good look at the stars and some of the sets that will be in the movie. The attention to detail is great, it feels like the original Evil Dead log cabin and woods, but there is just enough of a difference to make it feel its own movie.
Moving over to Dread Central now where a whole bunch of cast interviews were put up promoting the movie. Just so you know these interviews are intended to be watched after the viewing of the new Evil Dead and have the cast revealing some serious SPOILERS, so be warned.
All these stories lead us to the final piece of news that has to be considered the bombshell of the entire Evil Dead franchise. Bloody Disgusting reported that while promoting the film at Wondercon, director Fede Alvarez said this new movie is actually a sequel. Following that he then said that Evil Dead 2 and 3 and the recently announced Army of Darkness 2 would all link together and form Evil Dead 7. This fourth film will have Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams Evil Dead universe teaming up with the new remake universe to make one epic Evil Dead cross over. This all seems too incredible to believe. For horror fans this would be the equivalent of The Avengers movie, a group of horror characters from two franchises joining forces.
Before you think this is all one sick joke by Fede, Bruce Campbell himself gave us news on this at Wondercon in an article by Geek Exchange. Campbell went on to say that this is just in the planning stage in Sam Raimi’s head at the moment and it would all depend on the success of the new movie. But in theory, both Campbell and Alvarez envision two sequels coming out at the same time, one focusing on where we left Ash Williams and the other following the events of the new Evil Dead universe. This would be a great treat for Evil Dead fans because they get two Evil Dead universes to enjoy which would mean no one feels left out. Hopefully this would result in the proposed combined universe of Alvarez and Raimi, where Ash crosses over to the new Evil Dead universe and fights combined Evil Dead/Army of Darkness deadites.
This is all the more reason to watch the new Evil Dead movie and see if anything pops up that could support these theories. Theory is all they are at the moment, but with the success of cross over movies like The Avengers it is not that unlikely that this mind-blowing news could one day become a reality which is great news for Evil Dead fans old and new. But before you go to the cinema, see what you think of this picture from Bloody Disgusting which shows a very iconic car from the original Evil Dead movie popping up in the new movie…
and just in case you do not make the connection, here is the original car from the Bruce Campbell Evil Dead. Makes those theories seem that bit more possible.
A little bit of history for you Evil Dead buffs – it’s none other than Ash Williams and company at the opening of Evil Dead at Detroit’s Redford Theater.