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Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #22: Fede Alvarez Aims to Surprise You With His 'Evil Dead' Remake

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 4, 2013 at 9:31AM

Fede Alavarez is the Uruguayan filmmaker behind the anticipated "Evil Dead" remake. He has been shooting shorts since he was a kid. His favorites films are "Back to the Future," "Star Wars," "Scaramouche," "Adventures of Baron Munchausen," "Phantom of Paradise" and "Oldboy."
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Fede Alvarez
Fede Alvarez

Fede Alavarez is the Uruguayan filmmaker behind the anticipated "Evil Dead" remake. He has been shooting shorts since he was a kid. His favorites films are "Back to the Future," "Star Wars," "Scaramouche," "Adventures of Baron Munchausen," "Phantom of Paradise" and "Oldboy."

What it's about: A weird and twisted re telling of the 80's horror classic: The Evil Dead. Mia, a young drug addict heads to a remote cabin in the woods with 4 of her closest friends and family to kick the habit for once and for all, where they will find a bizarre and ancient book, that will unleash a horrible curse upon them.

What else he wants audiences to know:

"That whatever they think they know about our film, is probably wrong..."

On the biggest challenges:

"Pleasing the hardcore Evil Dead fans, cause they don't want the same movie again, but they don't want you to change anything!"
"Evil Dead" Still
"Evil Dead" Still

Films that inspired him:

"Coppola's Dracula, the Omen, The Exorcist, 28 days later and all the Evil Dead films obviously.

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What he hopes audiences will walk away with:

"I want them to have nightmares for a long time with our film, just like I had when I watched the original Evil Dead for the first time."

Indiewire invited SXSW Film Festival directors to tell us about their films, including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and what they're doing next. We'll be publishing their responses leading up to the 2013 festival.

Keep checking HERE every day up to the launch of the festival on March 8 for the latest profiles.

This article is related to: South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers, Evil Dead