Evil Dead reboot is “gut-wrenching, real low budget and intense”

Evil Dead trilogy director Sam Raimi throws his support behind the reboot. The Evil Dead is expected in cinemas 12 April 2013.

Evil Dead reboot
Evil Dead reboot
Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams in 1981’s The Evil Dead

Those of you worried about the fidelity of Fede Alvarez’ forthcoming Evil Dead reboot, cleanly titled The Evil Dead in light of the the over-budgeted likes of Rob Zombie’s Halloween need not worry, as according to executive producer and original trilogy director Sam Raimi, it’s a worthy tribute to the movie that inspired it.

“We have a few more days of photography,” Raimi told MTV at San Diego Comic Con.

When asked if it lived up to the legacy of the original film – 1981’s The Evil Dead, which was sort of rebooted already in 1987 with the blackly comedic Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn – Raimi replied, “I don’t think about it like that. I just think Fede Alvarez has really made a great horror movie.

“It’s scary. The actors are great in it. It’s really gut-wrenching, real low budget and intense.”