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Oh, and be forewarned, it's really, really gross and violent and nasty.

I do love this opening shot: it's what Wes Anderson would do if he were a little less controlled and a little more interested in viscera.

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Mostly, I though it would be fun to pause on the images from the Book of the Dead that gets everything started. (MESSAGE: DON'T READ BOOKS, KIDS. IT WILL RELEASE HORRIBLE DEMONS.) This has got to be kind of a holy grail for horror prop designers: a chance to take on a cult item like this.

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In the original, the interior images were just a touch campy, in keeping with the comedic tinge:

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I mean, who lets a comic-book artist illustrate their book of evil? This time, the designers went for a more classical approach, overlaid with the occasional recently written warning:

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(Nice shout-out to the original poster there.)

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Question: what will this fellow do? Answer:

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Oh, and don't bother trying to hide:

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You know, cuz he's the devil.

Anyway, I'm gonna see if I can track down an interview with the designers before this thing comes out in April. Wish me luck.

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