Adaptation #43: The Evil Dead are Coming for Our Souls

headaer043Some of the hosts had a few sleepless nights after seeing Fede Alverez’s Evil Dead, adapted from Sam Raimi’s 1981 film. With a few Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell superfans on the podcast, they have a long discussion of the new and old versions and a few words on the possibility of trigger warnings before films.

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SHOW NOTES:

Music: They are Night Zombies! They are Neighbors! They Have Come Back from the Dead! by Sufjan Stevens

Upcoming Films

Iron Man 3

-April 25 (UK), May 3 (US)

-Based on the Marvel comics

-Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Platrow, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle and Jan Favreau

The Great Gatsby

-May 10 (US), May 16 (UK)

-Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

-Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey McGuire and Isla Fisher

Main Discussion

The Evil Dead (1981)

-Written and Directed: Sam Raimi

-Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker and Sarah York

-Sequels: The Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987), Army of Darkness (1992)

The Evil Dead (2013)

-Release: April 5 (US), April 18 (UK)

-Screenplay: Fede Alverez and Rodo Sayagues

-Director: Fede Alverez

-Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore

Similarities:

-cellar

-book

-siblings

-all 3 girls possessed first

-rape- trigger warnings?

-necklace

-try to leave, can’t get over river, more natural reason

-stuff on table

Differences:

-reason for being there

-book won’t burn

-possessed do things right out of pictures in book

-girl makes it out (fake out)

-read book, not tape recorder

-not just dismemberment kills them, also fire and buried alive

-demon has another body, Mia look alike

-more back story, more relationship focus

-makeup- quality, eyes

Other points:

-shocking her alive… yeah right

-pulling her arm apart from hand… yeah right

-flash back to burning girl at beginning… like we couldn’t remember

Stay tuned for episode #44 on Shane Black’s Iron Man 3!
For more horror adaptations, check out our episodes on:

The Woman in Black (novel and film)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (novel and film)

Resident Evil and

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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