"Kunda… Astrata… Montose… Kanda."
The trailer for Fede Alvarez's remake of The Evil Dead hit the internet today and it's funny, but after seeing The Cabin in the Woods, watching the trailer this kind of old fashioned "cabin in the woods" movie, one that plays all the beats perfectly straight, is a different experience. We're guessing that was the point of Drew Goddard's film, to place every horror movie in the same universe. So we may never know how close these new kids came to summoning a Merman.
The red band trailer, courtesy of IGN (although you can see the official 1080p version on YouTube as well), takes you on a sightseeing tour of Sam Raimi's original 1981 classic, complete with the uncomfortably amorous tree and the pain of dismembering your best friends after they've been corrupted by a demonic force. While it looks all well and good, and clearly isn't shying away from a "Hard R" rating, we can't shake the feeling that it looks uncomfortable like many of the maligned Platinum Dunes horror remakes, with their sharp lighting indicating horror in every scene, and not waiting for the actual content of the film to drive those creepy visuals. It might not be a problem, but the extremely low budget aesthetic of the original has either been replaced, or redefined for a modern era when relatively low budget movies look, well, kinda like this.
What do you think? Will it make you forget Sam Raimi's original nightmare, or do you yearn for the return of Bruce Campbell in those little moccasins?