Sam Raimi Predicts R or Worse for ‘The Evil Dead’ Remake

The producer revealed how intense violence could warrant the restricted rating for Federico Alvarez's upcoming reboot.
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Sam Raimi Predicts R or Worse for ‘The Evil Dead’ Remake

Sam Raimi predicts R Rating for The Evil Dead remakeSam Raimi, original director of the cult classic horror movie The Evil Dead, predicted in a recent interview that the upcoming remake would bring a R-rating or worse. Here is what he to say about the blood and gore in the reboot, which he is producing.

"It's really bloody. It's so bloody, it will make your head spin. I've seen almost all the dailies and they're really going for it. It's gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop. Definitely R. Maybe worse."

He goes on to talk about how the original differs from the remake.

"Well, I always thought that The Evil Dead was a little campfire story that you tell at a camp to kids to scare them at night. But, I don't think anybody thought it was a beautifully produced, theatrical experience. It was shot in 16mm, all the effects were done for a quarter, and I always thought it could be done in a big screen movie type way that was really high quality with photographic effects. It could still be just as gritty, but it could be done in stereo and not just mono, and it could be done in 35mm versus 16mm. There were a lot of ways to improve it. There could be much better writing than I was capable of, at the time, as an 18-year-old kid writing that screenplay. And honestly, the directing could be a lot better, and the characterizations could be better. I was very happy with it, but it was something that was crudely done and I thought deserved re-exploration. I thought it would be fun and, in fact, it has turned out to be a tremendous amount of fun because it's like an old melody that you write and you've brought in this really great, cool, young, hip jazz musician, and he's riffing on it and showing you places it could go that you never dreamed. It's very exciting for me."

Evil Dead was released April 5th, 2013.

Sources:Collider

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  • SpaceCowboy • 3 years ago

    No sh*t "R". But I'd like "worse", please.

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    • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

      @vanboy No, but I would.

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      • vanboy • 3 years ago

        @CBF, I woulndn't go THAT far.

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        • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

          Sam Raimi can go crawl under a rock and die a horrible death.

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          • vanboy • 3 years ago

            @michael5, do you mean ruin the franchise? Because this movie cannot ruin a trilogy that's already in place.

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            • vanboy • 3 years ago

              Should have said "how the remake differs from the original" not vise versa. "Auheeyuck! Garsh!"

              Good to hear that they are going over the top (rape by tree maybe and thumbs to the eye sockets?) with it and not softening it up and why not, the original was unrated for the same reasons. And Raimi shouldn't downplay his "18 year old writing abilities". Young, hungry writers more often than not write the best stuff. Obviously, if he didn't create the masterpiece that is The Evil Dead, then there would be NO remake to begin with. Sorry Sam but, you need to grow some and stand by your original work. It's going to last in our minds longer than Spiderman. Even though they were pretty good movies, the gritty stuff you made when you were reaching for the stardom you now relish was a bit more creating. Still love Drag Me to Hell though.

              I hope in the remake that they have a very similar score and DO NOT add a Rob Zombie Halloween type score.

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              • rudy • 3 years ago

                I wouldn't mind an NC-17 rating, the MPAA and their secret society can shove their ratings up their ass.

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                • skywise • 3 years ago

                  I am glad that the producers are so in to it. I just hope they dont use computer animated blood like Raimi's Drag Me To Hell.

                  As a die hard fan of the original trilogy i find it hard to get behind this but at least the original creators are involved in some capacity.

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                  • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                    @SherlockHolmes2009 haha answer: NOBODY!

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                    • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                      @mcleve02 Thank you, I always say who can replace Bruce Campell as Ash

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                      • jasonkat • 3 years ago

                        @robbie Williams II

                        haha no. like @the JOKER said, i never cared for it at the time. but with remake these days, its always fun to watch the old1 first so i might catch up on em so i can know what this1 will be about.

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                        • Dark-White-Knight • 3 years ago

                          Why do people approve of this remake and not other movies that have been remakes, just b/c Sam himself gave an approval of the film and gives his word that it will be better than the original....

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                          • Rodney-Roover • 3 years ago

                            This should be good...

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                            • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                              @SherlockHolmes2009 Welcome Sherlock! Nice to have an ally!

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                              • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                                This is Federico Alvarez's debut movie and he's from my country so I'm excited to see what he'll do...

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                                • michael5 • 3 years ago

                                  I can't wait! I hope it doesn't bomb and ruin the trilogy. I'm hoping for great things in this.

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                                  • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                                    Thats what Ive been hoping for and @mcleve02 This definetly doesnt need to be made

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                                    • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                                      @Robbie-Williams-II Or just never had a care to see it through out the years...

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                                      • Robbie-Williams-II • 3 years ago

                                        @jasonkat,how have you not seen the original or all 3 Evil dead movies, what are you like 8 years old?

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                                        • mwheeler1324 • 3 years ago

                                          Sounds like he has a new passion for this new version. Haven't seen the first one, so I'm going to be able to see this not as a remake judging it frm the original.

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