EVIL DEAD RISE Set Photos Tease Bloody Carnage and EVIL DEAD II Easter Egg
Evil Dead Rise director Lee Cronin has taken to social media to share some behind the scenes photos from the film for you to check out! The photos tease some bloody carnage along with an Evil Dead II Easter egg that I thought was fun.
The Easter egg is a photo of a Henrietta pizza box, which pays tribute to one of the sequel’s iconic Deadites, Henrietta Knowby. In the film, Bruce Campbell's Ash Williams finds the creepy character in the basement of the series' iconic cabin.
You can check out the photos below:
That was a day.— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin)
Damn kids never clean up the kitchen. .— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin)
What’s in the box?— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin)
Lunchtime— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin)
The film tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings) and Lily Sullivan (Picnic at Hanging Rock), “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 some additional information about the story and explains that the story is all about the Necronomicon, a.k.a. The Book of the Dead.
“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.”
As for whether the film is a sequel, a remake, or a reimagining, Campbell says it doesn’t matter, “People can actually call it what [they] want: Sequel, remake, reimagining. It really is just another Evil Dead movie.”
Campbell also said, “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.”
Cronin added, “The Evil Dead movies filled my brain with terror and awe when I first saw them at nine years old. I am excited and humbled to be resurrecting the most iconic of evil forces for both the fans and a whole new generation.”
The film is being produced exclusively for HBO Max.