Evil Dead Rise doesn’t leave its origins behind, Director Teases some references

Evil Dead Rise is all set to scare with its fake blood, monsters, zombies, and some gory ripping once again.

Evil Dead has garnered some hardcore fans over the years. Since 1980 this movie has ruled the scary and horror category and is back to take its crown once again under the guidance and direction of Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground).

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This brand new installment will follow two estranged sisters against their fight against flesh-ripping possessed demons. The nightmare will take the turn for the worst when survival and family would be at stake with nowhere to run. The film would take its inspiration from the original trilogy rather than the 2013 reboot. 

Deadline sums it up like this, 

“In the fifth Evil Dead film, a road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A apartment. The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.”

Evil Dead Rise is the fifth movie in the franchise and has a lot of expectations to live up to. It feels like Cronin has got it all under control, as he keeps feeding the curiosity of his fans by sharing the behind-the-scenes images from the set, ever since the filming began. 

The latest sneak peek was a pizza box that came from “Henrietta’s Pizzeria,” a reference to Ted Raimi’s character from Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2. Henrietta Knowby was the wife of Raymond Knowby, who was locked in the fruit cellar by her husband Raymond, and then Ash had to deal with her in Evil Dead 2. 

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This 1987 reference is a nod towards the previous franchise of the movie, which puts the fans at ease that Evil Dead Rise is not going to go far away from its origin. 

This comes after it was confirmed that Ash would not be returning to the franchise in the latest film and the cabin in the woods vibe would be replaced by the modern-day urban setting. 

But Bruce Campbell (producer of Evil Dead Rise) confirmed that the movie would be “book-centric” and the “book of the dead” would play a major part in this movie just like it was in its predecessor films. The demon forces would be unleashed with the help of this movie and we would get to see how the book brings chaos in the modern world with its power. 

Evil Dead Rise

Joining the “book of the dead” in its journey are Nell Fisher (Splendid Isolation) Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence), Morgan Davies (The End), Lily Sullivan, and Alyssa Sutherland. But unfortunately, Bruce Campbell won’t be joining them with his cameo this year, as he has officially retired from the role. 

Bruce Cambell had the following to say about Evil Dead Rise to Entertainment Weekly 

“It’s book-centric. It’s all about [the Necronomicon]. Where does this book wind up and what happens to it over the millennia? In this case, it’s set in the city, it’s no more cabin in the woods. It’s entirely different, unsuspecting heroines who are going to save the day. It’s filming now in New Zealand, with some of their amazing crews down there and they’re well into it. Rob Tapert is the hands-on producer and we’re all very involved in the script. We all jump in at various times to chime in. But, yeah, the three of us are very involved.”

Some other posts by Lee Cronin Included the following:

Lee Cronin's Evil Dead Rise

Lee Cronin's Evil Dead Rise

Evil Dead Rise does not have a release date yet but you can always get to know what’s going on behind the scenes by following Lee Cronin in his journey. 

Also let us know if you horror movie binge-watchers are ready for Evil Dead Rise and do you expect it to be scarier than its previous installments, in the comments below!

Damandeep Kaur

Currently, a student at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, pursuing Bcom Hons. A content writer, by passion. Researching and learning are some things I always prioritize. Always looking for new opportunities to explore. A hard worker by nature, trying to make it as a content writer and poet.

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