Friday, October 7, 2016

Favorite Trailer Friday! Evil Dead (Red Band)

Here we are, kicking off our month of October horror scenes once more. But if you'll permit me, I'd like to make it even more epic by finally starting "Favorite Trailer Friday", in which we share one of our favorite previews, something I've been meaning to do for a while. The trailer in question is the very, very graphic, very NSFW Red Band trailer for 2013's Evil Dead.

Laz Marquez via Live for Films

I love how this starts out. It's so memorable and one of the reasons I saved it for this feature. That first creepy image of the cabin along with the rain sets the perfect tone, and it's a bit of a different format, being more of a scene than a trailer at the beginning. And Jane Levy's performance as Mia is perfectly creepy and standout. Her plea to her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez) to get her away from the cabin is chilling.

The trailer then becomes a pretty standard, well, trailer, with creepy shots of the film set to an explanation from Mia that she thinks an evil force from the woods has followed the siblings and their friends back to the cabin. The trailer proceeds to get extremely bloody and intense (this is a Red Band trailer after all), so anyone squeamish should turn away now. Lastly, the iconic image of Deadite Mia poking her head out from the basement has gotta be my favorite part of the trailer. The "We're Gonna Get You" rhyme is apparently nowhere to be found in the theatrical cut.

What's your favorite part of this trailer?

What are some of your other favorite horror trailers? 

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