Back in October, we were treated to a short red-band teaser for the upcoming remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead, and the results were much more promising than expected. Now, just a few months before the film is scheduled to hit theaters, we’ve got a much better look at the efforts of director Fede Alvarez, thanks to the folks over at DareToShareYourScare.com.
Five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
There’s plenty of violence and gore in the two-minute clip above, which should please fans of the original, and with Raimi and original star Bruce Campbell producing, this film certainly shows a lot of promise. Hopefully that promise pays off in a big way when Evil Dead opens on April 12, 2013.