Evil Dead Rise by producers Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell and director Lee Cronin new photo is released. The photo features an eerie picture of a young woman floating over a large lake.
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.”
Cronin recently talked about the movie, saying, “It’s firmly in the universe. There are a lot of amazing callbacks, and there are direct lines to the past. But part of the goal of making this movie was to create something that could expand the Evil Dead universe further.”
Cronin also said: “There’s no Ash in this story and there’s no cabin in the woods, and they’re two iconic elements of what Evil Dead is. But the movie does include the book and an extraordinary amount of vicious, malevolent Deadites.”
Producer Raimi teased that the movie will be “terrifying” and “knock people’s socks off.” Campbell also said that Evil Dead Rise is going to be a “much more excruciating” experience from an emotional level, saying:
“This one’s dark, this one’s pretty serious. Good, strong performances. It’s a single mom who now has to deal with this book. These days it’s more about the book. That book gets around, that book is handed around, passed along, people try and get rid of it, they try to bury it or destroy it and they really can’t. So this book just keeps popping up, so really it’s just another story of what happens if this book appears in this particular group of people’s lives and how it intersects.”
Evil Dead Rise stars Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings) and Lily Sullivan (Picnic at Hanging Rock), and they’re joined by Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence), Morgan Davies (The End), and Nell Fisher (Splendid Isolation).
The movie will hit theaters on April 21, 2023.
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