Evil Dead 2013: Director Fede Alvarez's Commentary On Sam Raimi's Original Evil Dead

Evil Dead is in cinemas now, and a few days ago, we sat down with director Fede Alvarez to watch Sam Raimi's original.

This is the first time a remake director has sat down with a journalist to directly compare his film to the original - which is a testament to how much passion Alvarez has for the original film, and how much confidence he has in his movie.

In the below video you'll see *deep breath*…


Fede pointing out several cool references, Fede and Sam Ashurst discussing The Exorcist , Alien , The Thing , practical effects, Evil Dead 's general nastiness, Sam Raimi's magician skills, the needle scene, the timeless elements of Evil Dead , how essential the Book Of The Dead is to the Evil Dead mythology, the fans, The Fly , Evil Dead 's place in film history, Jane Levy, responding to the haters, Fede giving Sam Ashurst a high-five, going back to the basics of horror, Fede doing an impression of a giggling deadite, ideas for a new Evil Dead 2 , THAT scene, and what it's like to work with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert.


We hope you enjoy it, then go and see the new Evil Dead , which is in cinemas now.

Sam Ashurst is a London-based film maker, journalist, and podcast host. He's the director of Frankenstein's Creature, A Little More Flesh + A Little More Flesh 2, and co-hosts the Arrow Podcast. His words have appeared on HuffPost, MSN, The Independent, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, and many more, as well as of course for us here at GamesRadar+.