Disappointing news, considering how great 'Drag Me to Hell' was, but then again, 'Evil Dead 2' was as much a loose remake of the original as it was a sequel, so we don't think Raimi is too torn about passing the torch on the franchise that gave him his big break. Nevertheless, Alvarez has his work cut out for him, especially since he's never made a feature film before.
Hit the jump to see Alvarez's short film, 'Panic Attack!' and judge for yourself whether he's got he chops to do the original justice.
Now that Raimi's out, are you still looking forward to the 'Evil Dead' remake?