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Watch 'Evil Dead 2' Rotoscoped!


Like most horror movie fans, you've probably seen Evil Dead II a bajillion times (and perhaps under the influence of every drug known to man). So you might think the film can offer you no more surprises, no more hilarious shocks. Well, I'm happy to report that you're wrong. An outfit known as Pretend for Real (PFR) Studios has rotoscope animated (you know, that process used in movies like Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly, where frames of live-action film are traced onto frames of animation) the Evil Dead II trailer, with very cool results. Check it out after the break.

I haven't always loved rotoscope animation. It often gives me a more intense headache than the worst kind of shakey cam. But I would love to see all of Evil Dead II animated like this. After, of course, we get a film version of Evil Dead: The Musical. One must have priorities.