It’s true. It’s been trimmed down to an R rating, a hard R I’m hoping. When a fan asked the film’s director, Fede Alvarez, about the rating, he responded: “Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.”
This remake is generating a ton of buzz. Is this going to be one of those weird moments when it’s warranted? I guess we’ll see on 4/12.
“Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”