True to the superbly gory and stomach-churning trailers, the Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell-produced reboot of Evil Dead has gotten an NC-17 rating in the US.
Director Fede Alvarez tweeted, “Was proud of scoring a NC-17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.”
What this means in the UK is while there’s a slim chance we’ll get the original NC-17 one (likely to be rated 18, which is more likely to be shown in British cinemas than an NC-17 movie is in American ones) or, most likely, be supplied the R rated cut, which would be likely to score a 15.
Obviously, there’s no guarantee these things translate directly, or that we’d be getting less of a film just because they don’t show the demon tree going, you know, in, but horror fans will doubtless feel cheated regardless, especially if the films doesn’t live up to expectations.