Evil Dead Rise, plot and connection with Ash Vs Evil Dead
Image courtesy of Lee Cronin

Evil Dead Rise takes the Evil Dead franchise to a new level after Ash Vs Evil Dead, according to the film’s directors Lee Cronin and Bruce Campbell.

Evil Dead Rise, Lee Cronin, Bruce Campbell
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Synopsis of Evil Dead Rise

Bruce Campbell who plays the lead character Ash Williams claims the new installment to be significantly different from others. The movie features a woman living in a rundown apartment building in Los Angeles– where the haunting will take place.

  • The latest installment will still feature Necronomicon connecting the new setting with the original franchise. The early details reveal that the plot will focus on Beth (Lily Sullivan) as she visits during the horror unfolding.
  • In the previous installment of 2013 Evil Dead and Ash Vs Evil Dead, the story followed Ash and his sister as protagonists fighting evil in the cabin in the woods. This new addition of Beth and location change to the city of L.A promise that future haunting can take place anywhere and involve many people.
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Connection with Ash Vs Evil Dead

Director Lee Cronin shares Evil Dead Rise‘s role in the Evil Dead franchise during an interview with Total Film. The film still needed to maintain the claustrophobia of previous installments which translated well from a cabin to an urban environment. The story features a family stuck in their rundown apartment building hence, it follows the same rhythm but in a more contemporary setting.

  • Further, the director emphasizes that his goal for the film was to expand the Evil Dead universe. Although, fans can expect some easter-eggs related to previous movies.
  • Director Cronin was chosen by original director Sam Raimi and has received a nod of approval from lead Bruce Campbell.
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First Look of Evil Dead Rise

Bruce Campbell who is producing the latest installment of Evil Dead shared its first look through his Twitter. He created the post right in time for Halloween wishing trick-or-treating season to deadites. Along with this multiple teaser images have been released by the cast and crew of the film.

  • A behind-the-scenes image shared by Director Lee Cronin features the gore created by antagonist deadites. The image peeks into a corridor painted in blood as the crew makes sure to make it more horrible. We see amputated limbs spread across the floor, fans wonder if this is a hint towards some character attaching chainsaws to replace their limbs.
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Official Release Date

The film has been lingering for its release for a while now. Campbell first confirmed that the new title of the Evil Dead series will be Evil Dead Rise in June 2020.

  • Approximately a year later in May 2021, it was announced that the film will get an exclusive release on HBO Max while Director Lee Cronin later announced in August that the film would premiere exclusively in theaters in April 2023.
  • The audience can hardly wait for more teasers as the movie’s plot claims to feature a deadly battle between two sisters when their reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.

According to Campbell, The film will creep your shit out. Therefore, until you wait for its theatrical release follow Spiel Times for more latest updates about entertainment, sports, and gaming.

Source: CBR, Collider
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