Video: The goriest movie trailer ever?

posted at 4:41 pm on January 7, 2013 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Chuck Hagel confirmation battle, day one: Blogger already losing interest in Chuck Hagel confirmation battle.”

I spotted this on a movie-trailer site today, sighed at the thought of Hollywood pooping out another unnecessary remake of a classic, and cued it up expecting to be as bored with it as I am with, well, the Chuck Hagel confirmation battle. Surprise: It’s freaky deaky, especially by trailer standards, and even if you know and love the original “Evil Dead” and (my favorite) “Evil Dead 2.” I think it was the dearth of camp that threw me. After watching ED2 and “Army of Darkness” umpteen times, you come to expect some comic relief from Bruce Campbell and his chin to break the tension between the barfier moments. Not here. It’s 100 percent creepy grossness, which is truer to the spirit of the first “Evil Dead” movie. This series is a perfect vehicle for that too. There’s really no plot to ED1 or ED2 beyond the most pro forma demon-summoning to get things moving. It’s just a bunch of people out in the woods being haunted, cut up, puked on, and so forth, a blank slate for a writer and director to strive for maximum audience freakout.

If you like horror, especially of the Raimi variety, then you’ll find this intriguing, but here’s an official content warning for those who don’t. If movie gore bothers you, proceed no further, please.

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I stopped at the red throw up.

No thank you

gophergirl on January 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Without at least a token cameo by Bruce Campbell this movie is just another horror movie, not Evil Dead any any way shape or form.

SWalker on January 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM

!pohsib!

can_con on January 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Surprise: It’s freaky deaky, especially by trailer standards, and even if you know and love the original “Evil Dead” and (my favorite) “Evil Dead 2.” I think it was the dearth of camp that threw me. After watching ED2 and “Army of Darkness” umpteen times, you come to expect some comic relief from Bruce Campbell and his chin to break the tension between the barfier moments. Not here. It’s 100 percent creepy grossness, which is truer to the spirit of the first “Evil Dead” movie. This series is a perfect vehicle for that too.

I can’t watch the trailer at work(damn Youtube!), but people tend to forget the original Evil Dead was not that campy. It had goofy camera shots and over-the-top gore, but Bruce Campbell played it fairly straight in that one. I don’t even think he had any one-liners til the sequel. Hell, he wasn’t even Ash yet. His friends called him Ashley in that flick.

Doughboy on January 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

uhhh

HardwoodBottom on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Yeah, I’ll pass.

When insipid rom-coms, horror movies, gross comedies, and most movies over 2 hours long fail to make my cut, I often end up trying movies that I haven’t heard of.
Occasionally I end up pleasantly surprised.

22044 on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Excelsior…

Akzed on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Not impressed.

CW on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I’ve read that they’re going for a heavier plot this time around (heavier by horror standards, which is still pretty shallow). There’s supposed to be a whole drug use/addiction subtext.

Anyway, I’m not too squeamish, and I loved ED and ED2, but this preview was so gory, I felt like I needed to wash my soul afterwards.

Pope Linus on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

insipid
22044 on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

That’s the perfect word for this trailer.

CW on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I stopped at the red throw up.

No thank you

gophergirl on January 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Spoiler alert!

Chuck Schick on January 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I didn’t see any high capacity magazines, so we’re good to go on this one.

forest on January 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

OK, you warned me. I should have listened. Back to Chuck Hagel. No wait . . . that’s even scarier!

2ndMAW68 on January 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

The kid trying to grow a stache and beard was a little scary. Otherwise, the usual typical preteen “horror” fare.

whatcat on January 7, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Who wants some?

portlandon on January 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM

So, AP …

… you obviously come down in the “movie violence does no harm” camp.

Or you would not have posted THAT trailer here.

PolAgnostic on January 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I can’t watch the trailer at work(damn Youtube!), but people tend to forget the original Evil Dead was not that campy. It had goofy camera shots and over-the-top gore, but Bruce Campbell played it fairly straight in that one.

Yep, totally true. It was good but a fairly conventional gross-out. ED2 is the real landmark of that series. Few horror movies have balanced scares and laughs as well as that.

Allahpundit on January 7, 2013 at 4:52 PM

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Pope Linus on January 7, 2013 at 4:53 PM

I stopped at the red throw up.

No thank you

gophergirl on January 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Spoiler alert!

Chuck Schick on January 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

lol!

22044 on January 7, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Pass. I think the Michael Jackson character looks plenty scarey, but Raimi understood why the Three Stooges were geniuses and put some of that insight into his movies. This looks more it has the soul of Cabin Fever, which IMHO is way overrated.

apostic on January 7, 2013 at 4:54 PM

AP, easily impressed.

Still, new take on the licking the blade gag.

Dongemaharu on January 7, 2013 at 4:54 PM

So, AP …

… you obviously come down in the “movie violence does no harm” camp.

Or you would not have posted THAT trailer here.

PolAgnostic on January 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Have the Evil Dead movies ever led to any real violence being commited? Not unless a tree has attempted what happened to that chick in the first flick.

Doughboy on January 7, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Red vomit? Too much like my job… I’m off this week…

PointnClick on January 7, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Now that right there is funny! Ban on chainsaws coming soon? Lol!!!

Bmore on January 7, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I was confident nothing could trump an amputated hand making obscene gestures before scurrying away from ED2. The snippet at 1:30 might prove me wrong…

trubble on January 7, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I stopped at the red throw up.

No thank you

gophergirl on January 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Spoiler alert!

Chuck Schick on January 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Heh. Looked like koolaid to me.

CW on January 7, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Before I watch, is the killer an NRA member because I’ll be scared to watch if that’s the case.

Bishop on January 7, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Disturbing.

AScott on January 7, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Protagonist cuts off own hand after it becomes possessed.
Protagonist then traps still-possessed (and mobile) hand under a pile of books on top of which is a copy of A Farewell to Arms. Hilarity ensues.

You can’t mix horror and comedy any better than that.

This new movie is nothing to me.

Nick_Angel on January 7, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Hot Girl on Girl action at the end. /

portlandon on January 7, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I didn’t see any high capacity magazines, so we’re good to go on this one.

forest on January 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Winner.

Before I watch, is the killer an NRA member because I’ll be scared to watch if that’s the case.

Bishop on January 7, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Second place.

CurtZHP on January 7, 2013 at 5:04 PM

LOL LOL LOL LOL

Good Lt on January 7, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Ok the final 10 seconds was naaaasty, but other than that not so bad.

Bishop on January 7, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Is that Pelosi’s Daughter in the screen shot??

ToddPA on January 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM

ED 1 & 2 are classics. I don’t have high hopes for this remake. If you enjoy campy humor with your horror and are craving something original I recommend Joss Whedon’s “The Cabin in the Woods”.

Kataklysmic on January 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Heh. Looked like koolaid to me.

CW on January 7, 2013 at 5:02 PM

“How’d you like a nice Hawaiian Punch?”

“Sur-graalaalalph!”

apostic on January 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Is that Pelosi’s Daughter in the screen shot??

ToddPA on January 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM

…I think it’s Mooch!

KOOLAID2 on January 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Is that Pelosi’s Daughter in the screen shot??

ToddPA on January 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Reminds me a little of Emily Blunt.

22044 on January 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Has any movie ever really outdone Dead Alive?

Ukiah on January 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Has any movie ever really outdone Dead Alive?

Ukiah on January 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM

That was a magnum opus, fer sure. And once again, gory & disturbing told by someone with a sense of humor. See also the same director’s Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles. (This reminds me: Need to see Street Trash someday.

apostic on January 7, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Join us.

Kensington on January 7, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Meh. I don’t watch horror films.

terryannonline on January 7, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Sam! Where’s Fi!!!

Weight of Glory on January 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Yeah!!! A few scenes could use a boomstick.

guido911 on January 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Yep, totally true. It was good but a fairly conventional gross-out. ED2 is the real landmark of that series. Few horror movies have balanced scares and laughs as well as that.

Allahpundit on January 7, 2013 at 4:52 PM

I saw “Evil Dead II” in the cinema in 1987, having no idea what to expect.

It was terrifying. Yeah, it has laughs, but I was just as likely to be screaming from start to finish.

I think certain things that play funny on a small screen at home are much more frightening on a big screen in a theater auditorium

Kensington on January 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Meh. I don’t watch horror films.

terryannonline on January 7, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Join us.

Kensington on January 7, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Not impressed.
The Kool-aid vomit?…nothing compared to the pea soup green variety. The vines, the snake out of throat, the tongue cutting, and that girl peering out from the trap door sounded and looked like tons of of other possessed girls since The Exorcist. Chainsaw gore, seen that already too, All in all it really isn’t anything new.

Sigh…aren’t there any new ideas out there?

I’ll pass and probably won’t bother with the rental either.

Deanna on January 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

I still don’t get why people want to see stuff like this.

Fallon on January 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Yeah!!! A few scenes could use a boomstick.

That was just pillow talk

DustInCa on January 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

I saw “Evil Dead II” in the cinema in 1987, having no idea what to expect.

Kensington on January 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

My wife and I were dating when Army Of Darkness came out. She said she wanted to see it, too. I told her she might not like it — I was envisioning something a bit more like ED2. She, on the other hand, was from NZ and saw Bad Taste when it was newish. She went into Army of Darkness with no idea of what to expect and fell in love with it. The last movie I can recall that even came close to affecting her on the same level was Dog Soldiers.

apostic on January 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM

That was a magnum opus, fer sure. And once again, gory & disturbing told by someone with a sense of humor. See also the same director’s Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles. (This reminds me: Need to see Street Trash someday.

apostic on January 7, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Yes, yes, yes you do, ASAP! :)

Anti-Control on January 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM

I still don’t get why people want to see stuff like this.
Fallon on January 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

It’s more for those who didn’t grow up with classic horror where the scare weren’t due to boring CGI, buckets of Kool-Aid blood and loud gotcha “bang’ cheap-scare sounds every 15 seconds.

whatcat on January 7, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Army of Darkness is, in my opinion, the greatest B movie ever made. Hilarious.

guido911 on January 7, 2013 at 5:29 PM

I want to be excited, but I’ve seen too many movies that look good in trailers but not so much in the theater. I’m also worried that their leaning too much on gore, not enough on real scares. Then again, I do see a chainsaw and a boom stick…

Mahna Mahna on January 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

isn’t dead alive the goriest movie? the scene at the end in the foyer with the lawnmower is difficult to top. OK. maybe goriest scene in a movie.

tom daschle concerned on January 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Meh, I don’t care for gore for the sake of gore. I’ll stick with Supernatural (ridiculous, but I love it).

Othniel on January 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Yep, totally true. It was good but a fairly conventional gross-out. ED2 is the real landmark of that series. Few horror movies have balanced scares and laughs as well as that.

Allahpundit on January 7, 2013 at 4:52 PM

As I recall from the voice-over or some such additional feature, some of the laughs resulted from their inability to make a scene scary, even though the original intent was to make that scene scary.

Either way, it was a great movie.

I’ll give this new one a chance, just because it’s produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, among others.

The Rogue Tomato on January 7, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Meh…. looks like a typical Friday night at my local dive bar.

Except for maybe – maybe – the chainsaw action.

UltimateBob on January 7, 2013 at 5:52 PM

isn’t dead alive the goriest movie? the scene at the end in the foyer with the lawnmower is difficult to top. OK. maybe goriest scene in a movie.

tom daschle concerned on January 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

for the amount of blood, yeah, it’s still tops though some of the earlier Guinea Pig films were worse off for actual gore played straight up (especially Flowers of Flesh and Blood). Wish Hino did more videos as it’s an easy way for people to check out the master’s work

Doctor Zhivago on January 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM

eh, I could watch it or not. At home on a borrowed bluray disk. 20 years ago, this would have been a great movie for my interest.

astonerii on January 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM

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Cleombrotus on January 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM

This may be the goriest movie trailer, but the documented bloodiest movie is still Hot Shots! Part Deux.

RoadRunner on January 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I still don’t get why people want to see stuff like this.

Fallon on January 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Four more years of the Preezy…

… and +$16.4 Trillion in debt.

Seven Percent Solution on January 7, 2013 at 6:18 PM

This may be the goriest movie trailer, but the documented bloodiest movie is still Hot Shots! Part Deux.

RoadRunner on January 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Because it said so, right? So it must be true /

22044 on January 7, 2013 at 6:25 PM

You know, it’s funny. People believe in the devil more than they believe in God.. they go to movies like this for the fear of it. To get scared. But then when you talk about fearing God.. you get laughed at.

People would rather pay money to be scared by the devil, gore and murder… then they would fear God. America has been mocking God for decades now. And I bet we have more fear of everything than we did when most Americans feared Him. We fear our economy collapsing. We fear terrorists. We fear for our children. We fear our own leaders…. and most of this fear began the day we stopped, as a nation, fearing God.

JellyToast on January 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I wasn’t scared at all. Ok just a little bit.

Now a xenomorph, that’s scary.

SparkPlug on January 7, 2013 at 6:31 PM

JellyToast on January 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM

“Fear God. And do as you please.”

Cleombrotus on January 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Red vomit? Is it another Obama movie?

Archivarix on January 7, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Um, gross, I guess. Whatever.

Call me when they remake Army Of The Dead.

logis on January 7, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Not a horror/slasher fan, so I’ll pass.
(Did watch Dead Alive though, and…OMG.)

More into scifi.

Wasn’t too interested in Dredd when it came out last year (mainly because of 1990s crapfest version starring Stallone).

However, watched it over the weekend, expecting a crappy B movie.
Came away thinking it was a highly entertaining B movie.
Kind of like a Sam Peckinpah version of Robocop, I was surprised to see it a 78% approval rating at RottenTomatoes (which is surprisingly good.)

Two things I liked about the movie:
1. The filmakers didn’t sermonize, didn’t pull their punches, and didn’t apologize for anything.
2. I’m a big fan of Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones, 300, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Imagine Me And You).
She plays a pretty mean villian.

MichaelGabriel on January 7, 2013 at 6:46 PM

There’s really no plot to ED1 or ED2…

Which is exactly why I hated ED1 and 2. “Army of Darkness” was easily the best of the 3. Never understood the obsession with the ED movies quite frankly.

NotCoach on January 7, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Looks to me like it got into her hand and went bad. Only one thing for it!

alchemist19 on January 7, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Who wants some?

portlandon on January 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Do you want a little?

alchemist19 on January 7, 2013 at 6:50 PM

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Pope Linus on January 7, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Now I swear…. next one of you primates even touches me… YEAH!

alchemist19 on January 7, 2013 at 6:52 PM

At least there might be nudity.

But if it’s not on Netflix instant streaming or Amazon streaming, I won’t watch it. Hate movie theaters, and hate waiting for DVDs. So I’m relegated to the bottom-shelf stuff anyway.

WhatSlushfund on January 7, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I will go see it.

Rode Werk on January 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Hot Girl on Girl action at the end. /

portlandon on January 7, 2013 at 5:04 PM

.
You’re not fooling ME . . . . you’re just trying to lure some of us in . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on January 7, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I turned the audio “off”, and that made it easier to watch.

listens2glenn on January 7, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I don’t waste my time……

ultracon on January 7, 2013 at 7:19 PM

the lesbo scene was pretty interesting.

tommer74 on January 7, 2013 at 7:24 PM

I wasn’t grossed out until she split her own tongue on a blade. Thanks for that.

Free Constitution on January 7, 2013 at 7:24 PM

I wasn’t scared at all. Ok just a little bit.

Now a xenomorph, that’s scary.

SparkPlug on January 7, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Or, the Shadow People…

Which is exactly why I hated ED1 and 2. “Army of Darkness” was easily the best of the 3. Never understood the obsession with the ED movies quite frankly.

NotCoach on January 7, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I liked “Army of Darkness” the least of the 3 (I found it to be too silly) and the first one the best.

Anti-Control on January 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM

YIKES!!!!!
I’ll Drew, what in showcase number 2. /sarc

mechkiller_k on January 7, 2013 at 7:45 PM

I liked “Army of Darkness” the least of the 3 (I found it to be too silly) and the first one the best.

Anti-Control on January 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM

The only thing horror movies are good for. If it isn’t fun I don’t like it. No such thing as a scary movie.

NotCoach on January 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Seven Percent Solution on January 7, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Yup, real life is scary enough.

Fallon on January 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Groovy.

sulla on January 7, 2013 at 8:08 PM

F##!

Opposite Day on January 7, 2013 at 8:14 PM

The only thing horror movies are good for. If it isn’t fun I don’t like it. No such thing as a scary movie.

NotCoach on January 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

The only thing horror movies are good for is what you believe they are good for?

To me, AoD’s comedy was rather lame and therefore not much fun – fortunately, we don’t have to live according to each others’ differing tastes!

Anti-Control on January 7, 2013 at 8:18 PM

In truth, it’s no worse than anything Raimi did in the first two.

The difference? Money.

The whole point of exploitive gore was because studios wouldn’t do it, so you had a niche market to fill.

But, when the studios are willing to finance the exploitive sub-genres, who’s producing/distributing the A-level material?

Answer. No one.

Decline of civilization Pt 4

budfox on January 7, 2013 at 8:25 PM

It’s the girl from Suburgatory as the lead, apparently. That psychotic leering grin through the plastic bag and under the cellar door is pretty frightening. Reminded me of Warren Mears’ look of complete depravity from Buffy.

Norming exercise: To me, the scariest horror scene ever is the long, fixed-camera hallway shot in Exorcist III.

DrSteve on January 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

The only thing horror movies are good for is what you believe they are good for?

Anti-Control on January 7, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Of course.

NotCoach on January 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Maybe. Just maybe this movie will be better than the original Evil Dead. Yeah, and maybe I’m a Chinese jet pilot.

Left Coast Right Mind on January 7, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Not bad. I still think the trailer for Machine Girl has a slight edge in the gore category. That one is so over the top it is rediculous.

HeIsSailing on January 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Not bad. I still think the trailer for Machine Girl has a slight edge in the gore category. That one is so over the top it is rediculous.

HeIsSailing on January 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Japanese gore movies are hilarious. According to these movies, we all have 30 gallons of pressurized blood in our bodies.

The Rogue Tomato on January 7, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Who’s laughing now? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

JimmyMack on January 8, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Is that Pelosi’s Daughter in the screen shot??

ToddPA on January 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Couldn’t be. Doesn’t look demented enough.

Sterling Holobyte on January 8, 2013 at 9:41 AM

JellyToast on January 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Good post. And true.

Sterling Holobyte on January 8, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Is that Pelosi’s Daughter in the screen shot??

ToddPA on January 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Couldn’t be. Doesn’t look demented enough.

Sterling Holobyte on January 8, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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Slicing the tongue helps though… Maybe a niece.

RalphyBoy on January 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Snuff film… Gore for the sake of gore is kinda boring to me, the Saw/Hostel make me fall asleep in the theater. Bruce Campbell’s campy-ness made ED2 & Army of Darkness entertaining.

HAExpert on January 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM