A couple weeks ago, Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Evil Dead premiered at SXSW to an ecstatic crowd (click here to read my review). For those unfamiliar with the film, the story centers on five friends who go to a remote cabin in the woods, and stumble upon a demonic evil that begins possessing them one by one, which causes horrific scenes of gore and mutilation. Lou Taylor Pucci plays Eric, a friend of Mia (Jane Levy) who has gone with her and three friends to a remote cabin in the woods to help her detox.
I got the chance to interview Pucci at SXSW, we talked about the intensity of the film, the appeal of the film’s violence, working with director Fede Alvarez and producer Bruce Campbell, his indie film Story of Luke, and more . Evil Dead opens April 5th.