Everyone else is sharing and commenting on this, so here’s my take.
I’m about to say something very bold here.
I am not a fan of the EVIL DEAD trilogy.
That’s not to say there aren’t elements of the series that aren’t appealing. The first film is probably the most tolerable of the bunch for me. But overall, the idea of combining Three Stooges-esque slapstick comedy with horror ripe with Lovecraftian overtones was something that I never understood nor got into.
I’ve always felt that the concept of THE EVIL DEAD was something of a missed opportunity for if treated with the utmost seriousness and the bleakest, darkest direction, this could be the Lovecraftian horror film we’ve all been waiting for.
Now that’s not to say that this upcoming remake will be just that, but the trailer looks very promising and certainly seems to approach this material in a manner more befitting than the original series.
Let the trolling and hate mail commence!