Break out the mops! The bloodbath is officially over.
Evil Dead Rise–the latest chapter in the legendary horror franchise–this week wrapped production in New Zealand, as reported by screenrant.com, and writer/director Lee Cronin tweeted the news (and bloody photos) seen on this page.
8 months, 1 Covid Lockdown, 6,500 litres of blood, and more memories than my brain can even process. That is a wrap on #EvilDeadRise. Thank you New Zealand, it’s been a blast. Time to head home and cut this beast together. pic.twitter.com/iyah4vEEqL
— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin) October 26, 2021
The film–set for an unspecified debut on HBO Max sometime next year–follows Beth as she pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three children in a Los Angeles apartment. Unfortunately, the visit is cut short “by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building,” according to the official synopsis.
And it gets worse. This ill-fated discovery “gives rise 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.”
The cast of the New Line Cinema film includes Mia Challis, Lily Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies and Nell Fisher.
Executive producer Bruce Campbell–who will not reprise his Ash Williams role in this movie–said the film is “all about the Necronomicon. Where does the book end up, and what happens to it over the millennia?” Franchise creator Sam Raimi also serves as executive producer.
The franchise started with Raimi’s The Evil Dead in 1981, and continued with Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1993). The films also gave birth to the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, various comic books, video games and even a stage musical.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Evil Dead Rise.