As prophesied, the trailer for the Evil Dead remake arrived today, and about the best thing you can say about it is that unlike almost all modern horror flicks, there doesn’t seem to be any CG bullshit. This would be more impressive if there weren’t already a movie titled Evil Dead that didn’t use any CG bullshit, but whatever. As you can see, the movie seems like it will include both someone cutting off their own evil hand and a rape tree… meaning the new movie seems to be devoid of new ideas and the dark sense of humor that made the Evil Dead movies classics in the first place. So really, all the Evil Dead remake has going for it is that it can finally show a tree sexually assaulting a girl using the benefits of today’s technology. …great?
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.