Fede Alvarez, the director behind the upcoming “Evil Dead” remake, is extremely proud of one particular fact about his film – there is not a single instance of CGI (computer effects). Alvarez talked with io9 about doing the film entirely practically with make-up and prosthetics:
“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.
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.