Groovy! The ‘Evil Dead Rise’ On April 21st!

Photo Credit: Bruce Campbell

Happy Halloween, Clownfish TV readers! What better way to celebrate the year’s greatest holiday than with some Evil Dead news? Get ready for gallons of blood, Deadites, and gore galore when Evil Dead Rise hits theatres on April 21st, 2023. The Chin himself, Bruce Campbell, gave the world their first look at a new Deadite from the upcoming film.

Regarding the synopsis found on IMDB, it’s best to take them with a grain of salt. So, the following outline of the sequel’s plot may not be 100% accurate:

A twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

The new film was shot in New Zealand. So, how did the Necronomicon end up there? Or is this a story about an ongoing outbreak of the undead, and we’re following a family trying to survive? Does this occur in the original films’ universe or the 2013 remake? Or is this part of the Ash vs Evil Dead series? When it comes to Evil Dead, you never know. The continuity is all over the place.

The Mist‘s Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan from Picnic at Hanging Rock will headline the cast. Evil Dead Rise is helmed by 50 States of Fright director Lee Cronin, while Campbell and the franchises creator Sam Raimi will act as executive producers. As of right now, the cast looks relatively small, meaning this film will probably keep in step with other Evil Dead features: tight, claustrophobic, and demoralizing to the characters. Whether or not the series’s previous heroes, Ash or Mia, will return to the film is unclear.

What are your hopes for this latest installment in the long-running ultra-gory franchise? An Ash cameo? Lots of dismemberment? Let us know in the comments section below.

[Source: Twitter]

Mike Phalin

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