I'm extremely excited to see Fede Alvarez’s remake of Evil Dead. The movie looks insane, and I've heard that fans of the original films are going to love it! There was actually an end credits scene that was shot for the film that ended up not making the final cut, and fans of the original franchise are going to wish it had! Apparently there will still be an end-credits scene, just not the one you're about to read about. I will warn you there are some minor SPOILERS here for those of you not familiar with how this franchise works.
The following information comes from a reader at Bloody-Disgusting, and it sounds like it would have been fantastic. But I can see how it wouldn't work if we are going to see another Army of Darkness/Evil Dead 4 film. Ok, so here we go! This is the description of the deleted scene...
I was told that there was a scene for post-credits where they shot Bruce Campbell in the Ash role but of course he is older (trying to integrate him into this remake’s timeline for future possible cross over),” the reader explained to us. “The surviving member of the group is walking down a road (all covered in blood from the final scene in the movie) and suddenly a truck (with the word “S-Mart” printed on the side of the truck’s container unit) drives up the road and stops by the survivor. Then the window roles down and we see none other than Ash (Ashley Williams…Bruce Campbell)…the hero and survivor from the original Evil Dead trilogy. He asks the survivor if everything is OK and if any help was needed. Then the Survivor looks at Ash and turns again into a Deadite (gets possessed again)….then we see Ash with the camera zoomed in a close-up on his face as he says: “Groovy!” (one of his famous catchphrases from Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness…you fans know what I am talking about) and we fade to black… I was so excited and shocked when I heard this little golden nugget by the insider. Then the person goes on to tell me that they shot the whole scene but when Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell watched it they decided it was out of place (for now).
Now there's a chance that we'll see this end up as a deleted scene on the special features of the DVD/Blu-ray. I can see why they cut it from the movie, but the fact that they actually shot it is really cool. It gives us an idea of where they might have taken the franchise. Combining the old and new worlds together for a future horror film adventure.
The studio will unleash Hell on April 5th, 2013.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths 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.