I am of two minds when it comes to this 'new vision' of the Evil Dead horror films. There is that part of me that squirms and squiggles at the idea of anyone 'new vision-ing' anything that is perceived as a classic of its respected genre like Sam Raimi's first two Evil Dead films are to horror. No, no, no, no, no, no NO! Stop it. Stop messing with a classic!
Then there is that other part of me that says, 'Woo Howdy!' as the red band trailer for Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead unfolds and all the things that we loved about those seminal films is on full and gory display. Copious amounts of blood. A chainsaw. Blood. A hand gone bad. Blood. A rapey forest. Even more blood. You get the idea. There is no shortage of gore and violence in this trailer. And the beginning is effectively creepy too.
I have to be honest with you. I am considering locking that other half of my brain in the cellar and giving this new Evil Dead movie a go when it opens on April 12th.