Director Fede Alvarez And Producer Rob Tapert Discuss EVIL DEAD's R-Rating

Director Fede Alvarez And Producer Rob Tapert Discuss EVIL DEAD's R-Rating

The red band trailer was gory enough to make you lose your lunch, but take it from someone who has seen the only gets worse! So, how did the team behind the Evil Dead remake ensure that it avoided the dreaded NC-17 rating? Read on for details!

An NC-17 rating in the US is almost as bad as an actual ban, so it proved to be a huge challenge for the makers of Evil Dead to ensure it was Rated R AND still as brutal and gory as the screenplay required. "I remember when we were first talking about the script," recalls director Fede Alvarez. "Rob would say, 'Now Fede, there's a thing called NC-17..." Rob is Rob Tapert, the producer of the movie who has worked on every instalment in the franchise since Sam Raimi's original. Here is what he told Empire Magazine about making sure that the remake didn't go too far when it comes to the level of violence that a horror movie of this type requires. "I insisted that they send the script to a woman who deals with the MPAA on a regular basis. She comes back and says, 'Oh yeah, I can make an argument for all the things in here, because it's demonic possession." What a relief, eh? The movie is definitely a very hard R, but it's great fun, and my review will soon be up on CBM. Stay tuned for that and sound off with your thoughts on these comments below!

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.


Jane Levy as Mia
Shiloh Fernandez as David
Jessica Lucas as Olivia
Lou Taylor Pucci as Eric
Elizabeth Blackmore as Natalie

RELEASE DATE: April 12th, 2013.

Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Horror" 3/26/2013 Source: Empire Magazine
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