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‘Evil Dead Rise’ heading to HBO Max

A brand new Evil Dead movie, produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell is heading to HBO Max.

Announced last year, Evil Dead Rise sees The Hole in the Ground director Lee Cronin in the director’s chair in what promises to be a continuation from Army of Darkness.

The twisted tale centers on two estranged sisters, portrayed by Alyssa Sutherland and Lily 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.

Bruce Campbell released a statement about the project on Variety, saying,

“At its core, Evil Dead is about ordinary people overcoming extraordinarily terrifying situations. I can’t wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition.”

Raimi added,

“I’m thrilled to bring Evil Dead back to its original home at New Line 40 years after the release of the first film,” Raimi said in a statement. “The company’s history as pioneers of horror speaks for itself. I’m equally excited to be working with Lee Cronin, whose gifts as a storyteller make him the ideal filmmaker to continue the enduring legacy of the franchise.”

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