Evil Dead Director Says Remake Has No CGI

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Fede Alvarez.  A champion for practical FX.  

The director of the Evil Dead remake spoke with io9 about the forthcoming redo of Sam Raimi’s cult classic and he revealed that there will not be a lick of CGI in the film.  Inside, you’ll find him commenting on this decision to favor practical FX as well as a spoiler-y scene that “pushed the boundaries.”

“We didn’t do any CGI in the movie. There’s no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night. There’s a reason people use CGI it’s cheaper and faster, I hate that. We researched a lot of magic tricks and illusion tricks. [Like] how you would make someone’s arm disappear.

There’s a moment where a girl goes through her arm with a kitchen knife — spoiler alert. And we knew since day one the camera would start wide, she goes for the knife, you see her arm, she starts going for it. And you think they’re going to cut away at any moment, but we don’t. She just goes for it and screams and the arm breaks and falls. So we really pushed the boundaries there, trying to create those illusions… It has a particularly bloody ending. The last scene is just…I want it to be the bloodiest scene, ever. And I think it is.”

Who’s excited?  If you missed the trailer, watch it here!


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