Bruce Campbell: ‘Evil Dead Rise’ May Get Theatrical Release

by Thomas Tuna

When things go well, go big.

Bruce Campbell–a mainstay of the Evil Dead franchise since its inception and producer of the latest entry in the series, Evil Dead Rise–hinted this weekend that the film may hit theaters instead of HBO Max, according to a report on

This possibility, he said, is due to the strong reception the movie enjoyed at its recent previews. “We just had a preview that got very high ratings,” he said. They were potentially going to stream it on HBO Max, but it might go theatrical. Maybe in the fall.”

Campbell–who has had high praise for Evil Dead Rise–called the film “an urban version of Evil Dead. Ain’t no cabin anymore. We’re going single mom in the city. The apartment is the cabin.”

Campbell added that he is “very excited” about the film. “It’s dark,” he said. “A very adult Evil Dead movie. It’s pretty tough and hard-hitting. It’s going to creep you out.”

In Evil Dead Rise–written and directed by Lee Cronin–“a road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising her three children in a cramped Los Angeles apartment. But the reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building,” according to the synopsis.

This discovery leads to “flesh-possessing demons, and thrusts Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.”

Evil Dead Rise stars Alyssa Sutherland as Ellie and Lily Sullivan as Beth, along with Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher, Mia Challis and Tai Wano.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Evil Dead Rise.


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