The red band trailer for this year’s Evil Dead Rise is here, along with the first poster! Come get some!
“Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, ‘Evil Dead Rise’ tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sutherland and Sullivan, 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.”
Evil Dead Rise will hit international theatres on April 19th and the U.S. market on April 21st, 2023.
This latest version of Evil Dead is written and directed by Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin. His only previous feature-length film was The Hold in the Ground, which debuted in 2019. It was an atmospheric and pretty decent horror flick, but not something that makes one think of classic Evil Dead. However, considering the rebooted theatrical version from 2013 went for a more serious tone, I guess his work will fit right in.
Although the description says that the horror of the Evil Dead is moving into the city and out of the woods, there still appears to be a bit of action happening in the wilderness, with a great shot of Alyssa Sutherland hovering above a lake. In addition, the film’s tone appears to be on par with Fede Álvarez’s 2013 reboot of Evil Dead. The fun silliness of Sam Raimi’s work is toned down, but the Deadites are still playing with their victims in sinisterly childish ways.
Considering Bruce Campbell cameoed at the end of 2013’s Evil Dead, could he be making an appearance here? Let us know what you think in the comments below.[Source: Warner Brothers]