No Surprises Here, ‘Evil Dead’ Lands NC-17 Rating And Will Be Cut for An ‘R’

Director Fede Alvarez’s original cut of the Evil Dead remake landed an NC-17 rating from the MPAA — coming to no one’s surprise after watching the ridiculous red band trailer. What does that mean for the film? 

Alvarez recently took to twitter to explain to a follower what the plan was for cutting the film. “Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.”

Obviously to get the film into theaters as a wide release they need to cut the film to be an R-rating. What makes this news in particular so exciting, however, is the inevitable “unrated director’s cut” that will land on shelves — and that, my friends, is something to be excited about.

The much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult horror film that launched the careers of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell will be hitting theaters on April 12, “Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

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19 thoughts on “No Surprises Here, ‘Evil Dead’ Lands NC-17 Rating And Will Be Cut for An ‘R’

  1. Oh man, how cool would it be to see the NC-17 version in theaters at midnight release, though? Pretty damn excited about this one, nice to see the correct extreme being taken.

    1. I saw some people saying that they should do a special screening of the NC17 version. Maybe have it run after the original film? Yea, EPIC.

  2. It is such a shame that the MPAA has such strong influence on distributors and theater chains. I work at a theater that shows a lot of independent (i.e.: “unrated”) movies, but on the occasion that a couple of 15-year-olds want to buy their way into the rare NC-17s? I welcome them with open arms.

    1. You’re completely right. It’s unfortunate that it has to be this way. An NC-17 rating would probably cut the audience attendance in half though, so it’s the smart move.

    1. Haha, you’re right about that. There isn’t even an Ash character to deliver the one-liners! I’m glad though, because much like the original film, this one was never meant to be funny.

      1. Actually, I think Lou Taylor Pucci may be the comic relief; i laughed on the red-band trailer when he said about Mia “You’re going to have to kill her”. I thought it was funny the way he delivered the line, and thought it was intended to be humorous. Watch the trailer and listen for yourself and see what you think…and yeah, definitely getting excited about this!! 🙂

  3. The trailer scared the bejesus out of me, and yet, I have since watched it four times. I showed it to my friend whose reaction was pretty much ‘ :O ‘ but she agreed we have to see it haha.
    Nothing like a creepy eyed girl to make you cover your eyes.

    1. Nice man! It’s such a fantastic trailer and it’s nice to see all of the love it is getting. You don’t usually see this many people interested in an R rated horror flick. Especially a remake!

  4. This movie is probably going to push me to break my new rule about not seeing remakes in the theaters anymore. I kind of feel like I have to see this so I can talk/read about it. It’s definitely going to be ridiculously gory. I just hope the 5 or so characters will be able to make up for not having one Bruce.

    1. Oh man, I really hope that you break your rule for this one. All signs are pointing to a ridiculous time at the theater. Whether this is good or bad, it’s an R rated horror film that is pushing the limits with its gore and it’s getting a WIDE release. That’s something you don’t see very often!

      1. Yea, that’s true. I should be grateful for the crazy gore, but man…it can be done with a new story, too. But I’m pretty sure I’ll catch it opening weekend or shortly after.

    1. It’s the highest rating you’ll see at a theater and even then NC-17 rated films only play on a handful of screens. So, it can be shown at the theater just not very many people will actually have access to it. Which is why they will cut it down to an ‘R’ rating in order for it to get a wide release.

  5. I’m fine seeing this as an R rating come theaters, but this news only makes me even more excited for the Halloween-time (I’m assuming) DVD release. We need more NC-17 horror films for the holiday.

    1. The blu-ray is going to be AMAZING. If they put as much effort into it as they did with the recent blu releases for the original films then there outta be some good content on it.

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