In 1980 Sam Raimi treated us all to the original Evil Dead movie, which is now become a cult classic. Obviously, with a success like that, there were going to be more, so Raimi made Evil Dead 2 and then Army of Darkness. In 2013, there was a “retelling”, which was actually pretty good, I mean, it’s another reboot, but kind of fun.
It’s now 2022 and we have a sequel to the 2013 reboot. I say sequel, but it’s being described as:
…set in the Evil Dead universe.
These days, everything is set in some universe or another. The newest movie, Evil Dead Rise was supposed to have a trailer by now, but all that was released was an image.
At least she seems happy, I mean, she’s smiling. Raimi is producing the new movie and has chosen director Lee Cronin to direct. The synopsis is:
A road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A. apartment. The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.
See, this is why you shouldn’t read books! It’s the same premise as the original Evil Dead, but just set in L.A.
Evil Dead Rise stars Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Nell Fisher, Morgan Davies, Jayden Daniels, and Gabrielle Echos. Bruce Campbell has officially retired as Ash and there are no plans for him to be in the new movie.
Evil Dead Rise was set to head to straight to streaming, but reports say that the movie tested well with test screening, so will now be released in theatres on 21st April 2023.