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Horror fans disappointed after HBO Max Censors Poster The Evil Dead

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It’s been 40 years since Sam Raimi amassed a small budget and went to a cabin in the woods with some 16mm film reels, buckets of fake blood, and a sadistic Bruce Campbell. The result is the all-time classic of 1981 Dead Devil, which made Raimi’s career, spawned two sequels, a remake, video games, comic books, and a great (and gratuitously canceled) TV show. The story is not over yet, with a sequel, The Demon of Death Rises, slated for release in 2022 on HBO Max.

The first movie is now available to stream on HBO Max, albeit a perennial thriller fans noticed that the studio made a change to the poster used to advertise it. The original shows a woman being dragged underground by a sinister Deadite arm clutching her throat. The HBO Max version edits the arm, leaving only the woman. Check it out:

It should be emphasized that the film itself has not been censored in any way. It’s still a horrifying, terrifying, and creative ride for an hour and 25 minutes of thrills with every drop of blood intact. So why censorship?

Well, images of women being strangled are becoming increasingly impossible. Fox entered the hot water around the time X-Men: Apocalypse by showing Apocalypse grabbing Mystique by the neck, eventually apologizing and confirming that they “will never tolerate violence against women”.

There is also an argument that while anyone sits down with a bag of popcorn to watch Dead Devil knowing what they’re into, it can be a bit overwhelming for the posters to be visible to anyone simply browsing the app. I suspect that HBO Max is being extremely cautious here, but they probably have strict rules for what images show up in the app. Dead Deviloriginal poster of break.

But why can’t I see? Dead Devil on the big screen where it belongs? The Fathom event is marking the film’s 40th anniversary with a series of nationwide screenings on October 7. Many showings are sold out, but you can check availability at www.FathomEvents.com and through participating theater box offices.

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