Evil Deadis in cinemas now, and a few days ago, we sat down with director Fede Alvarez to watch Sam Raimi's original.
This is the first time a remake director has sat down with a journalist to directly compare his film to the original - which is a testament to how much passion Alvarez has for the original film, and how much confidence he has in his movie.
In the below video you'll see *deep breath*…
Fede pointing out several cool references, Fede and Sam Ashurst discussing The Exorcist, Alien, The Thing, practical effects, Evil Dead's general nastiness, Sam Raimi's magician skills, the needle scene, the timeless elements of Evil Dead, how essential the Book Of The Dead is to the Evil Dead mythology, the fans, The Fly, Evil Dead's place in film history, Jane Levy, responding to the haters, Fede giving Sam Ashurst a high-five, going back to the basics of horror, Fede doing an impression of a giggling deadite, ideas for a new Evil Dead 2, THAT scene, and what it's like to work with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert.
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We hope you enjoy it, then go and see the new Evil Dead, which is in cinemas now.
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