First image arrives from Evil Dead remake

And Bruce Campbell has his say on proceedings

A first image has arrived from Fede Alvarez’s upcoming remake of The Evil Dead, (via EW) featuring a creepy Deadite child peeking out from what looks to be a new incarnation of that famous fruit cellar.

The sprite in question looks eerily reminiscent of the possessed Reagan from The Exorcist, although we like the way she appears to be smiling. After all, the Evil Dead series has a reputation for comedy and horror in equal measure.

Meanwhile, Bruce Campbell made a surprise appearance at the New York Comic-Con to big up the film, promising that fans of the original series will not be disappointed (via Collider).

“Let’s give these people a new experience, done with handsome, hot young thespians ready to be covered in fresh buckets of blood,” he said, batting off questions about Evil Dead 4. “You will be the judge on this movie, but you will not be screwed on this one.”

Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas, and with a script co-written by Diablo Cody and Sam Raimi, Evil Dead will open in the UK on 12 April 2013. There’s a very good chance it will swallow your soul.

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