AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Plans to remake the 1981 cult horror film "Evil Dead"
may have brought some initial skepticism. But with the original filmmakers
behind the scenes and a fresh-faced director to inject youthful enthusiasm, the
South by Southwest festival crowd in Austin welcomed the reboot with open
Fede Alvarez makes his debut as a feature film director, with the original
producer Robert Tapert returning. Also helping out with producer duties are Sam
Raimi, who directed the original, and Bruce Campbell, who starred in it.
The reboot stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci
and Elizabeth Blackmore playing four new characters. The movie's plot remains
The mix of fire hose blood spray, psychological terror and black humor also
remain true to the original, considered a horror masterpiece.