Sam Raimi Says The New Evil Dead Movie Is “Terrifying…It’s Going to Knock People’s Socks Off”


The Evil Dead franchise is one that’s always been close to metal’s heart. Most zombie films and demonic possession films take themselves very seriously and get lost in their own ponderous metaphors, but Sam Raimi’s vulgar, cartoonish, gore-drenched film series took both of those ideas and made them hilarious, bizarre, and super fucking twisted, leading metal bands including Death, Deicide, and The Black Dahlia Murder to pen ripping anthems to them. So it’s a good sign that Raimi has recently seen a cut of Evil Dead Rise, the latest film in the series, and has deemed it awesome.

According to Bloody Disgusting, the plot of Evil Dead Rise, the newest film in the series, is:

“In the fifth Evil Dead film, 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.”

The movie stars Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence), Morgan Davies (The End), Nell Fisher (Splendid Isolation), Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan. The film will be directed by Lee Cronin, with Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and the one and only Bruce Campbell producing.

And what does Raimi think? The director, right now riding high on the second Doctor Strange film for Marvel, was asked about the movie in a recent interview with Slash Film, His response:

“I’ve seen a rough cut, a medium fine cut, and a fine cut. There’s probably a few changes that Lee Cronin is making that I haven’t seen, but it’s great.”

“It’s terrifying and it’s going to knock people’s socks off.”

High praise, let me tell you. Hopefully, the movie follows through.

Check out the interview below:

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