Warner Bros. Discovery has released the dark, bloody, and terrifying official trailer for Evil Dead Rise – which you can check out below.
As teased by franchise legend Bruce Campbell yesterday, the first-look trailer arrived today and doesn’t hold back in delivering a disturbing preview of what’s to come – so much so, viewing it requires you to verify your age before watching!
Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, Evil Dead Rise tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played 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.
A full synopsis of the film reads:
“In the fifth Evil Dead film, a road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A apartment. The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.”
Originally slated for an HBO Max exclusive release, Evil Dead Rise will now receive a wide, theatrical run due to positive reviews from early test screenings. Starring alongside Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan in the film are Morgan Davies (Storm Boy, The End), Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence) and Nell Fisher (Northspur).
Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground) is tasked with directing the return to the iconic horror franchise, which sees long-running star Bruce Campbell serve as a producer.
Campbell, who has appeared in all previous Evil Dead entries as the character of Ash Williams, will not return in this latest installment, but has already heaped praise on the film, calling it “amazing,” and “the scariest one yet.”
The Evil Dead franchise made a successful return to the big screen back in 2013, receiving high praise from both fans and critics.
Evil Dead Rise is set to land in theatres on April 21st.