When the man who created the franchise loves the latest installment, that’s a good thing.
Sam Raimi–the filmmaker who brought The Evil Dead series to life back in 1981–now serves as executive producer of the upcoming Evil Dead Rise and, as such, has put his stamp of approval on the latest film.
Raimi–while on a press junket touting his horror-tinged Doctor Strange sequel–recently spoke to Slash Film about Evil Dead Rise, and gave it an enthusiastic two thumbs up.
The horror legend said he has seen “a rough cut of the film, a medium fine cut and a fine cut. There’s probably a few changes that (director) Lee Cronin is making that I haven’t seen, but it’s great. It’s terrifying, and it’s going to knock people’s socks off.”
The R-rated Evil Dead Rise–written and directed by Cronin–follows a “road-weary Beth as she visits her older sister Ellie, who is raising her three children in Los Angeles,” according to the synopsis.
But the reunion is cut short “by the discovery of a mysterious book found in Ellie’s building–giving rise to flesh-possessing demons and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival.”
Evil Dead Rise–the fifth entry in the horror franchise–stars Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher and Mia Challis. The film–scheduled for HBO Max–does not yet have a debut date.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Evil Dead Rise.