[Movies] Evil Dead Remake Director Says There is No CG in the Movie (Possible Spoilers)
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.06.2013
A great deal of research was done on magic and illusion tricks...
io9 spoke with Fede Alvarez, director of the new Evil Dead remake. According to Alvarez, there is no CGI or CG effects in the movie whatsoever and he championed practical effects.
Alvarez stated: "We didn't do any CGI in the movie. There's no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night. There's a reason people use CGI it's cheaper and faster, I hate that. We researched a lot of magic tricks and illusion tricks. [Like] how you would make someone's arm disappear.
There's a moment where a girl goes through her arm with a kitchen knife — spoiler alert. And we knew since day one the camera would start wide, she goes for the knife, you see her arm, she starts going for it. And you think they're going to cut away at any moment, but we don't. She just goes for it and screams and the arm breaks and falls. So we really pushed the boundaries there, trying to create those illusions... It has a particularly bloody ending. The last scene is just...I want it to be the bloodiest scene, ever. And I think it is."