The next step in the Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead Rise, is teased with an eerie first image, showing how the film views the Deadites.
The first look at Evil Dead Rise‘s Deadites arrived just in time for Halloween. Though often referred to as a cult classic, its importance is the 80s The Evil Death cannot be underestimated. As well as the launch of the Evil Dead franchise, the film helped catapult the film’s director, Sam Raimi, to stardom, while also making a cult icon of The Evil Death‘s lead actor, Bruce Campbell.
While Campbell took center stage in both Evil Dead sequel and the TV series Ash vs Evil Dead, the actor stepped back for 2013 Evil Dead soft restart. The latter instead focused on a new group of hapless survivors, who, like Ash and co., came face-to-face with the series’ parasitic demons, the Deadites. While the earlier films swung in the direction of horror comedy, the reboot took the franchise in a more serious way, while still lacing the familiar DNA of the series throughout the series. Most notably, the film de Evil Dead‘s signature use of over-the-top gore, and it looks like Evil Dead Rise will continue the bloody tradition.
While almost 10 years have passed since the last Evil Dead movie — and over 40 since the series began — this first look at the Deadites in Evil Dead Rises is the next step in the series. Shared by the Evil Dead‘s Twitter page, the first images of the upcoming film show a possessed woman through the vantage point of a peephole. in truth Evil Dead style, the Deadite – and the peephole – are covered in a lot of blood. See the image above.
What is Evil Dead Rise about?
same as 2013 Evil Dead, Evil Dead Rise will continue the bloody battle against evil with a brand new cast. The film follows sisters Beth and Ellie, who, after discovering the Necronomicon in Ellie’s apartment building, find themselves embroiled in a battle with the monstrous Deadites. In the film, Lee Cronin will also step into the director’s chair, with series heavy-hitters Raimi, Campbell and Robert G. Tapert as producers.
The first image of Evil Dead Rise helps solidify how optimistic the public should be for the next battle against the Deadites. In addition to Cronin’s recent particularly gory Evil Dead Rise backstage image the movie seems to contain all the things a Evil Dead entry great – and obviously those behind the film feel the same. Originally slated for immediate release on HBO Max, Evil Dead Rise is now getting a theatrical release, with the film set to arrive on April 21, 2023. Although Campbell is done playing Ash in the Evil Dead franchise, obviously Raimi and Tapert pointed Cronin in the right direction with him and Evil Dead Rise is in safe hands.
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