‘Evil Dead’ Slapped with NC-17 Rating; Filmmakers Recut to Get an R Rating

The studio needs an R rating to release the film in theaters, but an unrated director’s cut is expected on Blu-ray.

The last twenty-five minutes of Evil Dead takes place in a torrential rainstorm of blood that falls from the sky. Its possibly the most fake blood ever used in a film. When the MPAA saw the first cut of this remake from director Fede Alvarez, they slapped it with the inevitable NC-17.

Fede confirmed this, explaining that the film has to be recut to get an R rating. So far, we know that the film includes multiple scenes of body mutilation, animal torture, and a bloody rape sequence as seen in the Sam Raimi original. It is not known how much of these gory story elements are being pulled back, or what is being edited.

This is what Fede Alvarez had to say on his personal Twitter account.

While Tri-Star Pictures needs an R rating to release the film in theaters, Fede Alvarez confirmed during our recent set visit that there will be an unrated director's cut released on Blu-ray later in the year. We can most likely expect to see it around Halloween. To find out more about the film: Click Here!

Evil Dead was released April 5th, 2013 and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Phoenix Connolly, Jim McLarty, Sian Davis. The film is directed by Fede Alvarez.

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  1. Nicholaus XX

    @narrator -- Yes, yes it does. Great guess.

    @ghostman -- Including this one..

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx You didn't prove anything to me as it's obvious that most horror films are torture porn duh.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  3. the Narrator

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx - I'm late to the party. To answer your original question, friend, would it per chance have anything to do with a necromorph chick cutting her tongue in half and frenching her freaked out girl friend? Lol. I know that's why my friends are going, who happen to be big fans of the originals.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- That's the entire point of this movie. I believe the director said that things get crazy very early in the movie, and it doesn't stop until the very end. It's torture porn, plain and simple. Let's just see how well it's executed.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @ghostman -- I wasn't defending them? I was showing you that they are all, in essence, at the same level. You made "The Evil Dead" seem like it was superior against the flock, and I proved you wrong. Dude, it's pretty obvious this will fit under the "torture porn" genre; this article proves it.

    If you enjoy "torture porn", that's fine. But, at least have the balls to own up to it. Stop denying the blatant facts.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman Well, after the red band trailer...hard to ignore the theatricals of mutilation and not call it torture porn. Bit that's just me

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Yeah, that's what I've been saying all the time about the Saw movies (since I love them) and everyone calls them "Torture porn." We can't deny that they are overly gory and only showcase the blood and guts without much thought into movies plot. Why are you defending these movies if you know they are considered by many as "torture porn"? Besides, you haven't even seen this remake of the Evil Dead so we both wouldn't know if it'll be torture porn or not.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  8. Nicholaus XX

    @ghostman -- No, not really. In "Saw", a man (from what I garnered based on brief research) wanted people to appreciate their life, so he made them participate in a grisly game to show them the 'error' of their ways. In "Hostel", human trafficking is spotlighted, as people are bought and sold to sick individuals looking to indulge in their darkest fantasies. And now we have "The Evil Dead", a movie about a group of teenagers who awake a curse and reap it's nightmare. Overall, all of them have shallow, but direct plots that may or may not substantiate their existence. "The Human Centipede", though, seems to be the worse of the bunch. I think that's the definition of "torture porn".

    By all means, do so. But, you can't invalidate what I'm saying. Best to ignore it?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  9. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Their's a difference from this movie and other movies that you call "torture porn." Movies like Saw, Hostel, Human Centipede are torture porn. This on the other hand actually has a story and has a purpose behind the disgusting things that happen to the movies characters. They don't do it for the hell of it. It has a reason behind it.

    Also, I was being sarcastic with what I said to you earlier, however, I will not let your negativity towards this movie affect my opinion/hype/anticipation for this film.

    @ROFLitschristian Hell yeah, Deadites unite!

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman I'M SO EXCITED!!!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- I don't remember anything like that in the original, so that's an additional reason I find this movie to be torture porn. They're blatantly advertising the film's graphic depictions and boasting about the taboo rating. When the director spends more time discussing the film's rating/content than he is the actual movie, you know something's wrong. Albeit, he's given more validity than most, given the source material.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  12. ejk1

    Animal torture means I am not watching this. Me no like.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Nicholaus XX

    @ghostman -- I never said that, now did I? Misleading =/= exclusion; there's a difference. The editing department might've made the scenes that you saw in the trailer more believable, and terrifying in the trailer than they actually are in the full-length movie. They could seem coherent here, and incoherent there.

    Actually read my post, next time. Properly, at that.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  14. Ghostman

    Sometime's trailers are better than the actual movie, but this doesn't look like one of them.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  15. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Oh so you're telling me all that shown in the trailer isn't going to be in the movie? That's only like, your opinion man.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude1 -- Likewise! I've garnered a new-found respect for you.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  17. TheDude1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Wow you mean to tell me there is actually someone else who agrees the original Evil Dead was garbage? Glad to see it.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  18. Nicholaus XX

    @ghostman@ROFLitschristian -- Not to burst your bubble, but trailers are THE most misleading marketing tool out there. We all know what trailers did for "In Time", and how that movie actually turned out, among others.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  19. Ghostman

    @ROFLitschristian That trailers gives me chills every time I watch it. If the movie is anything like that, we're both in for a real frighteningly good time!

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  20. Ghostman

    That's great news! Makes me happy to know they'll give the fans the original NC-17 version on an Unrated Cut when it is released on blu-ray.

    As for the movie coming out, I'm f*cking excited for it! The fact that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell helped produce and pick out the director for this movie, means they are involved with this remake. From the Red Band trailer I've seen (think I watched it over 10 times) this has got to be the best horror film remake that has ever come out in a long time.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  21. ROFLitschristian

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I'm not considering it torture porn, but I can see why someone would say that. The only reason I'm looking forward to it is because it looks downright disturbing! Not Human Centipede or Saw disturbing, but consistent nightmare disturbing! The Red Band trailers alone put me on edge, and I'm someone who has been scared by 3 movies his entire life! If a trailer puts my in that position, imagine what the film will do.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    If anyone gives this a 5 star rating, I would love to read those reviews

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Nicholaus XX

    @ROFLitschristian@corey@SirBrandon@narrator -- Why in the f*ck am I kind of looking forward to this torture porn shenanigans?

    @thedude1 -- Can't be any worse than the original.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  24. thedude-abides

    Don't care either way. Obviously their going back to the editing room is strictly for financial purposes, but for my own selfish reasons, I feel like they're doing themselves a disservice by shying away from the NC-17.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  25. the Narrator

    My twisted mind was sold when I saw the necromorph chick cutting her tongue in half and frenching her friend. That's the twisted, f*cked up, dark humor that made the first and especially the second films a hit.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  26. SpeedyEric

    I'm all for this remake, especially its rating. Fingers crossed for the unrated edition Blu-ray.

    2 years agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  27. TheDude1

    Doesn't matter if the movie is rated R or NC-17 it will still be downright awful.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  28. SirBrandon

    I have high hopes for this movie. It looks creepy as hell. And I'm with @corey...I hope not too much is cut out.

    2 years agoby @SirBrandonFlag

  29. SherlockHolmes2009

    @bawnian-dexeus O no doubt theyll do it for money and to please to real gory hardcore fans

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

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