Friday night, Fede Alvarez brought his Evil Dead remake to SXSW, where it was met with a thunderous crowd response. After the movie was over, the director confirmed that Sony Pictures is moving forward on Evil Dead 2 and that a screenplay is already in the works.

This news shows how confident Sony Pictures, and the film's producers, Robert G. Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, are in the project. The producers were all involved in the original The Evil Dead, upon which this movie is based.

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The reviews coming out of SXSW have praised the remake as the goriest movie ever released by a major studio. Some have accused Fede Alvarez of wallowing in fan service. Here are some of the reactions that came directly after the movie was over.

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