“Evil Dead Rise” Teaser Reveals Return to Iconic Horror Franchise

“Mommy loves you to death.” This is the hard-to-beat tagline for writer/director Lee Cronin’s Evil Dead Rise, a return to the horror franchise started by Sam Raimi. A new teaser for Cronin’s film reveals a little girl named Kassie (Nell Fisher) tip-toeing to the front door in the middle of the night. Who does she spy on the other side through the peephole? Her own mother, splattered in blood, looking quite unwell. “You don’t look so good, mom,” Kassie says. Yeah, kiddo, it might be time to consider running away.

Evil Dead Rise stars Lilly Sullivan (Barksins, I Met A Girl) as Beth and Alyssa Sutherland (The Mist, Vikings) as Ellie, two estranged sisters who reunite, along with Ellie’s three children, in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for them, when they find a sinister book in the basement, all hell breaks loose. The sisters and the kids find themselves thrust into the middle of a living nightmare—demons have risen and are on the loose, and the horror (and the comedy) that made the original Evil Dead, and Raimi’s follow-up, Evil Dead 2, so beloved will be unleashed.

Sam Raimi returns as executive producer, along with original Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell.

Check out the teaser below. Evil Dead Rise hits theaters on April 21:

Here’s the synopsis for Evil Dead Rise:

New Line Cinema and Renaissance Pictures present a return to the iconic horror franchise, Evil Dead Rise, from writer/director Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground). The movie stars Lily Sullivan (I Met a Girl, Barkskins), Alyssa Sutherland (The Mist, Vikings), Morgan Davies (Storm Boy, The End), Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence) and introducing Nell Fisher (Northspur).

Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, “Evil Dead Rise” tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sutherland and 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.

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Featured image: A scene from New Line Cinema’s horror film “EVIL DEAD RISE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


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