We all pretty much saw this coming as soon as the first red-band trailer for the film was unveiled, but director Fede Alvarez recently revealed that his remake of Evil Dead received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA when it was first submitted for consideration. We’ve since seen two red-band trailers for the redo, and they’re both filled with wall-to-wall blood and disturbing imagery. The poster even boasts the tagline, “The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience,” so it’s clear that Alvarez and Co. are swinging for the fences.
The director noted that they indeed made some cuts to secure an R-rating, but I imagine we’ll get to see the full unrated cut when the film hits Blu-ray and DVD. Hit the jump to read Alvarez’s full statement and to revisit the red-band trailers. If you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage, check out 35 things to know and Steve’s extended interview with Alvarez. Evil Dead opens on April 12th.
@WoozyTribe Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) January 28, 2013
Here’s the official synopsis for Evil Dead:
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they 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.