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."
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!"
Films that inspired him:"Coppola's Dracula, the Omen, The Exorcist, 28 days later and all the Evil Dead films obviously.
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."
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