Sam Raimi’s New Short Horror Film Doubles As A Chevy Commercial

February 20, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]

Sam Raimi, the man behind the Evil Dead franchise, has made a new short horror film, sort of, it’s actually a commercial for Chevrolet. The horror inspired commercial will be shown in 2,300 theaters nation wide of the next six months.


“We approached the development of the Chevrolet trailer in the same way we would an actual movie – by thinking through the plot, characters and eventual outcome.” Raimi told Ad Week in a statement quoted by Bloody-Distgusting. “I’ve been in plenty of theaters where the audience is so concerned for the safety of the  main characters that they call out warnings to save them. That’s what this is based on.”

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The commercial poses the scenario “What would happen if someone was there to warn you that something bad was about to happen?”.  The advertisement ends “With an impressive array of available active safety features, the all new 2016 Chevy Malibu and Chevy Cruze can help you avoid danger.”

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