The 2013 reboot of Evil Dead cut an ending that included the main character suffering a bloody explosion. The 2013 Evil Dead was a change of chief Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic The Evil Dead. Raimi served as a maker on the reboot, alongside the original movie’s star Bruce Campbell, directing duties were given to relative rookie Fede Alvarez, who might coordinate 2016’s Don’t Breathe. The film starred Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore.
While speaking on Bloody Disgusting’s Boo Crew podcast, Alvarez discussed the ending initially composed for Mia. The finale would’ve seen Mia, similar as the original’s Ash, assaulted by a power from the woods, with Alvarez’s version taking it considerably further. The ending would’ve continued to show Mia floating out of sight, where, in Alvarez’s words, “She was going to explode into this bomb of blood.” Check out Alvarez’s comments beneath:
The original ending we shot some of it finished like the original film. [Mia] was going to leave the house, shes limping away from the house and suddenly the power you know, the insane camera running through the woods would emerge from the house, she would pivot, scream, and that would be it, that would be its finish.
In the script, we went somewhat further and we say, all things considered, thats what we saw in the original film, so I think we should see more this time. So we will do this shot, and after she turns and screams, we will see what befell her. It was composed as she levitates interestingly because you never see levitation in the film. It was kind of the rules of [our] Evil Dead, to see nothing that tells you immediately that youre in a supernatural world. So nobody floats [in] Evil Dead. However, in the last second, she will drift.
Suddenly her body was completely tensed up like Exorcist-style, and afterward we were going to tear her apart like each appendage or something to that effect. She was going to explode into this bomb of blood.
The 2013 Evil Dead film at present sits as a standalone film, however the franchise is still dynamic. Evil Dead Rise, another film delivered by Raimi and Campbell, as of late wrapped filming, and Evil Dead: The Game, another computer game, is slated for release one year from now. Whether Alvarez’s Evil Dead will integrate with Evil Dead Rise or any future projects remains to be seen, however Jane Levy, who played Mia, has stated that she has no interest in returning to the job. For those looking for an Evil Dead fix, Evil Dead Rise is eyeing release on HBO Max in 2022.