Anticipation has been building for the release of Evil Dead, what’s likely to be the goriest horror movie of the year, and last month, after the movie’s rousing premiere at the South by SouthWest Film Festival, ShockTillYouDrop.com had a chance to sit down with the five main cast members – Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore – as well as director Fede Alvarez and producers Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, for a couple quick interviews to talk about making the movie.
If you haven’t seen the original 1981 movie, the new version involves the same premise of five college age friends who go out to a cabin in the woods only to find the Book of the Dead in the basement, which leads to all sorts of craziness.
We spoke with the actors about their own knowledge of the Evil Dead movies before getting the part, how Bruce Campbell has supported them throughout the movie, and some of the scenes that didn’t make the final cut. We spoke with the filmmakers about how they decided on what to bring back from the original movies to appease the fans and more.
You can watch both interviews below and check back next week for Ryan Turek’s own interviews.
Evil Dead opens nationwide on Friday, April 5th.