Evil-Dead-PosterLast month we saw the brilliant first red-band teaser trailer for the upcoming Evil Dead, the remake of Sam Raimi’s original cult classic.

Directed by Fede Alvarez, the film is one of two major horror remakes coming our way next year, and with the awesome first teaser unveiled last month, Yahoo Movies have now debuted the first poster, cementing the terrors we have in store.

“In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, 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.”

Jane Levy takes the lead in the rather promising remake, starring alongside Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore, with Raimi and original lead Bruce Campbell both serving as producers.

Fede Alvarez makes his feature directorial debut, directing from a script he co-wrote with past collaborator Rodo Sayagues Mendez, with Diablo Cody hired for a revision last year.

Evil Dead will be hitting theatres in the UK and US on 12th April, 2013, and if you’re a fan of the genre, this looks like it will be an absolute must-see next year. For now, here’s the first poster for the film, promising a terrifying cinematic experience.