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!”
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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