Evil Dead Rise
If you’re a fan of horror movies, you probably know about the Evil Dead series. It’s one of the most influential and beloved horror franchises of all time, with a cult following that spans generations. The original trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, is a masterclass of horror comedy, blending gore, humor, and creativity. The 2013 remake/sequel, directed by Fede Alvarez, is a brutal and terrifying reimagining of the story, with a darker tone and more realistic effects.
The Evil Dead Rise is a must-watch for any horror fan.
- It’s written and directed by Lee Cronin, a talented filmmaker who impressed Raimi and Campbell with his debut feature The Hole In The Ground. Cronin has a knack for creating atmospheric and suspenseful horror stories with strong characters and themes.
- It’s set in a modern urban setting, moving the action out of the woods and into the city. This gives the film a fresh and unique perspective on the evil dead mythology, as well as new challenges and opportunities for scares.
- It stars Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland as two estranged sisters who reunite after years of separation. Their bond is tested when they have to face the rise of flesh-possessing demons that threaten their lives and their family. The film explores the themes of sisterhood, motherhood, and family in a twisted and nightmarish way.
- It features some of the most gruesome and inventive practical effects ever seen in an Evil Dead film. Cronin and his team have crafted some truly horrifying scenes of carnage and mutilation that will make you squirm and cheer at the same time. From cheese graters to baby doll heads, nothing is off-limits in this film.
- It pays homage to the previous films while also expanding the lore and opening new possibilities for future sequels. Cronin has said that he wanted to make a film that respects the legacy of the franchise while also bringing something new to the table. He has succeeded in creating a film that stands on its own as a great horror movie, but also connects to the larger Evil Dead universe in subtle and clever ways.
Evil Dead Rise is not only one of the best sequels ever made, but also one of the best horror movies of 2023. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.