Everyone, me included, was skeptical about remaking “Evil Dead”. Sure, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were producers, but come on. The originals are classics for their own unique reasons. But, director Fede Alvarez was hand picked by Raimi and, in tweeting to a fan, said he was proud that the film received an NC-17 rating and that stuff had to be cut out to get it to an R.

Obviously thats a good sign for horror fans, right? Although Guillermo del Toro was proud that “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” received an R…and that didn’t turn out so well. The new film stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas and Lou Taylor Pucci.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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