Evil Dead Game Announced

Evil Dead, the cult classic horror movie from 1981, will soon be reanimated as a game on the iPhone. Details are sparse at the moment, but the trailer below uses cartoony graphics along with audio clips from the movie to create a bizarre but oddly terrifying and effective experience.

We’re longtime fans of the movie, which is about a group of college students who spend the night in a cabin in the woods and unwittingly unleash a powerful force of pure evil. The movie spawned two sequels, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness, both of which take themselves much less serious than the original. If the trailer is any indication of the game’s tone, then this game takes the source material very seriously indeed. Evil Dead The Game is “coming soon.”