When Sam Raimi was preparing to release his remake of The Evil Dead in theaters back in 2013, we analyzed the living crap out of it. Not only did we find clues leading us to believe that the Fede Alvarez-directed Evil Dead was secretly in-canon with Raimi’s trilogy, but we learned of multiple deleted scenes and a different version of the film that had accidentally aired on television overseas.
Since then, Alvarez went on to direct the incredibly tense Don’t Breathe, which was a huge box office success this summer for both Sony and Ghost House. During his press rounds, Alvarez let the cat out of the bag on the extended cut of Evil Dead, timed with the home video release of Don’t Breathe. While we don’t have info on the latter, yet, Bloody Disgusting can exclusively reveal that Alvarez’s Evil Dead will be getting an “Unrated Edition” release on October 25th, just in time for Halloween.
Being released solely on digital platforms, we also have the exclusive artwork debut and can confirm the new Unrated Edition carries an additional 5-minutes of footage “that was too intense for theaters, allowing fans the perfect chance to see Fede Alvarez’s unedited vision for the film.” This will also be the first time that digital extras will be available on Evil Dead.
Jane Levy, who also starred in Don’t Breathe, took on Deadites in Evil Dead. The modern take followed five friends who head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.