The editing room is a magical and wondrous place where a ton of random scenes get sewn together to create a movie — but sometimes some very cool stuff gets left for dead on the floor. Well, much like a deadite, these Evil Dead scenes just won’t stay down.
Several deleted and extended scenes — including a super-dark (as if it could get darker) alternate ending — for Fede Alvarez’s 2013 reimagining of Evil Dead have surfaced via a recent airing of the film on Channel 4 in the U.K. Alvarez had previously admitted there was a decent bit of footage axed from the final cut (though he considers the theatrical version his director's cut), and it seems like at least some of those scenes have been restored for ... some reason?
It’s possible the studio is getting ready to release a new, extended Blu-ray or digital cut of the film in the future, and that version is what made it to air in the U.K. for whatever reason. Or maybe an early cut was somehow used here. We don’t know, exactly, but regardless, some intrepid horror fans managed to capture the scenes and get them up online for the world to see.
Turn down the lights and check out the footage below before it disappears:
(Via Bloody Disgusting)