One of the main reasons to go see EVIL DEAD, the remake of Sam Raimi’s classic 1983 horror film, is the new film’s dedication to taking horror back to its roots in practical effects and non-CGI gore. All too often, recent horror film directors have been content to let their computers do to the talking when it comes to filling the screen with carnage. Whether it’s computer-generated zombie hoards, computer-generated blood splatters or giant pixilated monsters, we have come a long way since the glory days of goopy, slimy practical effects magic and this isn’t a good thing.
Director Fede Alvarez has created a movie that is positively soaking in fake blood, dismembered limbs and other flinch-inducing movie magic tricks of all shapes and sizes. To celebrate, we’ve hired a group of professional make-up artists to set up shop outside our Vintage Park location this Friday from 6 PM to 11 PM. Using makeup and prosthetics, they will turn you into a Deadite! There is no charge for this bit of fun – though the artists wouldn’t say no to a tip if you think they did a good job.
Cliff and Mandy Holverson have been doing make-up work for a few years now – working on locally shot films and designing the special effects for a recent production of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL. You can see more of their work at closedcasketcreations.com.
If you want to get a head start on experiencing THE EVIL DEAD, you can make your way to either theater tonight for special screenings beginning at 10 PM. Tickets for these early shows are matinee priced!
See you at the movies this weekend!