The Evil Dead Rise Trailer Looks Totally Batsh*t
The Evil Dead franchise returns to the big screen in April when Evil Dead Rise hits theaters. The film was directed by Lee Cronin (Hole in the Ground) and produced by Bruce Campbell, who played Ash in the original Evil Dead films. Sam Raimi, who previously directed the franchise, and former producer Robert Tapert are also producers on Evil Dead Rise.
The movie looks to be gory and violent, moving away from an comedic undertones set in Raimi’s later Evil Dead movies and standing more in line with the 2013 remake.
Despite the heavy involvement of Campbell, Raimi and Tapert, Rise features new protagonists and a new storyline:
“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.”
In 2021, Campbell spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the state of Evil Dead Rise.
“People can actually call it what [they] want: Sequel, remake, reimagining. It really is just another Evil Dead movie. It’s book-centric. It’s all about [the Necronomicon]. Where does this book wind up and what happens to it over the millennia?”
“In this case, it’s set in the city, it’s no more cabin in the woods,” he continues. “It’s entirely different, unsuspecting heroines who are going to save the day. It’s filming now in New Zealand, with some of their amazing crews down there and they’re well into it. Rob Tapert is the hands-on producer and we’re all very involved in the script. We all jump in at various times to chime in.”
Evil Dead Rise is out on April 21.