Evil Dead Rise | Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything We Know so Far

Evil Dead Rise

Evil Dead, a cult classic comedy-horror series, is making a successful comeback with a bloody new story. A new story from Sam Raimi’s iconic franchise will be bloodied on screens in Evil Dead Rise, which was first announced in October 2019. Audiences of the original movies anticipate witnessing the same humorous and strange horror they’ve come to expect from the franchise in this new installment because Raimi is back to produce. Lee Cronin (A Hole In The Ground) chosen to write and helm the latest installment. What will the next movie be about, though? Will the story continue to follow Ash Williams, the rugged anti-hero? These and many more questions have all got their solutions.

When Will Evil Dead Rise Be Released?

The movie Evil Dead Rise initially scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in 2022. Still, thanks to the company’s new strategy and encouraging test screenings, the movie will now open in theatres on April 21, 2023. Several movies this year, including House Party, Magic Mike’s Last Dance, and Blue Beetle, previously planned to receive HBO Max exclusive premieres. One of these movies is Evil Dead Rise. This is a similar strategy to what Paramount used with the smash horror hit Smile from a year ago. Originally intended to be a Paramount+ original film, the studio chose Smile’s successful theatrical release after a series of positive test screenings.

When Did They Film Evil Dead Rise?

Evil Dead Rise

The reboot’s filming officially ended in New Zealand in late October 2021 after beginning in June 2021. Lee Cronin tweeted the ending news, adding that he was heading home to “cut this thing together.”

On his Twitter page, Cronin has shared photographs that give viewers an early peek into the movie. You may get an idea of how this new chapter of the demonic possession story is likely to go from the photographs, which range from his own bleeding sneakers to, well, puddles of blood and bits of bloody fake flesh. Fans of the first movies will be happy to hear that the latest entry isn’t discarding its gruesome origins.

The Evil Dead, the first movie in the trilogy. Its 2013 remake were so horrifyingly bloody that they were outlawed in several nations, including Singapore, Finland, and Ukraine. Although unfortunately, some people couldn’t see the movies in a way that makes them even cooler. We’ll have to wait and watch if this new film experiences the same fate as Evil Dead Rise after Cronin revealed in a social media post that the cast and crew used more than 6,500 liters of artificial blood while filming it.

Is There a Trailer for Evil Dead Rise?

On January 4, 2023, an online red-band trailer for Evil Dead Rise was posted online. The two-and-a-half-minute trailer, dripping with blood, proves that Cronin wasn’t kidding when he said the movie wouldn’t hold back on the body horror. Because it includes a lot of body horror, bloody scalps, a spooky soundtrack, haunting forests, and possessed victims, fans of the series will certainly like this latest installment.

Will Bruce Campbell Be in Evil Dead Rise?

Ash Williams, played by Bruce Campbell, taken back in time to the Middle Ages in Army Of Darkness. The third and concluding installment of the original trilogy, where he must locate and use the Necronomicon to return to the present. Ash finds the Necronomicon, follows the instructions (as best he can recall), kills his own clone, fights through Deadites, aids Duke Henry in winning the battle, and returns to his present time to tell the tale. In the movie’s final scenes, a time-traveling Deadite attacks S-Mart patrons before being shot and killed by Ash in the middle of the home goods store where he works. Ash then repeats his now-famous phrase, “Hail to the king, baby,” before giving his coworker a passionate kiss.

Ash Williams will unfortunately not be appearing in any other movies after this. Campbell has confirmed that he will produce the upcoming picture alongside Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, who has overseen the production of every previous Evil Dead film, rather than returning to the screen.

Without Ash, What Will the New Evil Dead Story Be About?

On Twitter, Cronin sarcastically calls the film a “heartwarming and touching family story” and posts a picture of a bloodied countertop along with the remark, “Damn kids never clean up the kitchen”. This hint makes one question which member of the LA family may get possessed in Evil Dead Rise. Mainly since Cronin’s previous movie dealt with evil children.

The series might updated and new, frightful ideas added by starting over with a new story. Since Lee Cronin is writing and directing the most current chapter, we could expect him to bring some of the dark, creepy atmospheres from his debut film, A Hole In The Ground. The Cronin-written and -directed movie, which released in 2019, received positive reviews. The story centers on a woman whose son acts strangely after returning from the woods behind their house.

The woman starts to think that the youngster is not actually her child but rather a Changeling. A creature who supposed to have placed in the place of a child kidnapped by fairies in European legend. The parental fear story depicted in the movie in hypnotic images that shot in a really eerie rural setting. There isn’t any comedy in the film, so it’s difficult to predict whether the newer, perhaps scarier, Evil Dead movie would adopt the same goofy, comical tone as those in the original trilogy.

Who Will the New Cast Be?

Ellie, the mother in LA, will played by Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings), and Beth, her sister, by Lily Sullivan (Mental). Additionally, Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, and Nell Fisher listed as characters whose names still need to revealed. In contrast, Mia Challis (User Not Found) tipped to play the role of Jessica.

Where Can You Watch the Earlier Films?

On-demand purchases, rentals, and certain streaming options are all available for the first four Evil Dead movies. Ash vs. Evil Dead, a television spin-off, is available to stream on Netflix and Starz.

If you like comic books, Dark Horse Comics produced an adaptation of the third movie in the series, Army of Darkness, in 1992. The writers used crossovers from Dracula, Freddy Krueger, and other characters to put Ash in some fresh, non-canon scenarios once Dynamite Entertainment and Space Goat Productions took over the series. The comics’ first three releases follow the movie with the original ending intact. Although it might not be canon, the comics’ plot is fun. It should satisfy the eagerly anticipating fans that simply can’t get enough of this demon bloodbath of a story.

The Evil Dead franchise is returning, and audiences can’t wait to experience the gore and slapstick comedy that made the movies cult classics and favorites of horror fans. The Evil Dead has had a devoted following for 40 years. That fan base will only increase with this new, possibly darker installment. We’ll keep an eye out for updates on the gory production, but we’ll keep clear of those strange, unsettling arms sticking out of it.

More Information

Rating: R (Gore|Strong Bloody Horror Violence|Some Language)

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language: English

Director: Lee Cronin

Producer: Rob Tapert

Writer: Lee Cronin

Release Date (Theaters): April 21, 2023, Wide

Runtime: 2h 0m

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

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