Cool Animated Tribute to Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD Series

     June 27, 2012

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It’s hard to think about fall when we’re currently right in the middle of an unbearably hot summer, but a really neat tribute to one of the most enjoyable horror franchises of all time has landed online to get us looking forward to Halloween.  Writer/director Sam Raimi burst onto the scene in 1981 with a strange little horror film called The Evil Dead.  Made on a shoestring budget, the film was a fantastic mix of humor, gore and scares and quickly built up a cult following.  The pic was followed by two stellar sequels: Evil Dead 2 and the medieval-set Army of Darkness.

A ridiculously talented artist named Daniel Kanemoto was inspired by the Olly Moss Mondo print for The Evil Dead to create an animated video tribute to all three films, and it’s a wonderfully gorgeous and fun ride through the Evil Dead universe.  Director Fede Alvarez is currently shooting a remake of the original film (with Raimi’s involvement), but hit the jump to check out the tribute and marvel at Raimi’s one-of-a-kind series.

Video courtesy of Vimeo user Daniel Kanemoto (via Poster Collective):

evil-dead-mondo-poster-olly-mossHere’s the description of the video from the Vimeo page:

For more information, visit exmortisfilms.com

Follow the evil that roams through the dark bowers of man’s domain in this balls-to-the-wall animated tribute to the sights, sounds and unforgettable characters of Sam Raimi’s iconic EVIL DEAD trilogy!

This is my cinematic love letter to three influential movies that made me want to be a filmmaker: EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, and ARMY OF DARKNESS.

I created all the artwork in the sequence, but the final image is directly inspired by an incredible EVIL DEAD poster created by Olly Moss. The moment I saw it, I only wanted to see it move – which is how I feel about all great posters. The new wave of artists working with Mondo have made movie posters worth collecting again, and that’s a great thing. I hope to someday join their ranks.

And I can’t wait to see the new EVIL DEAD remake. My studio specializes in title sequences, and I want the opening credits for this new journey to the cabin to be just as frightening and original as the film they introduce. (I would not-so-secretly love a chance to pitch my take, and if that’s even close to possible, I’m open for business at exmortisfilms.com.)

Special thanks to the cast and crew of the EVIL DEAD trilogy, Jeff Yorkes (who found me a print of that sold-out-in-an-instant Olly Moss poster), and Joe Pleiman, the most talented sound designer in the world.

CREDITS

Directed, Drawn, & Animated By Daniel M. Kanemoto | exmortisfilms.com
Inspired By A Mondo Poster Created By Olly Moss | ollymoss.commondotees.com
Sound Design By Joe Pleiman | joepleiman.com
Music By Joseph LoDuca | loducamusic.com

 

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