“Evil Dead Rise” will be the fifth installment to the “Evil Dead” film franchise, although its connections to both Sam Raimi’s original trilogy and Fede Alvarez’s 2013 take are being kept under wraps. Lily Sullivan will play Beth, the sister of the aforementioned Ellie, while Gabrielle Echols and Morgan Davies will play the possessed mother’s children alongside Fisher. Other cast members include Mia Challis, Jayden Daniels, Tai Wano, and Billy Reynolds-McCarthy. Don’t expect a cameo from franchise frontman Bruce Campbell, however, as he officially retired from the role of Ash Williams in 2021.
Lee Cronin, who previously worked with Raimi on “50 States of Fright,” wrote and directed this new installment. In an interview with Empire Magazine, he described the final R-rated product pretty aptly:
“It straps you onto a rocket that’s fueled by blood. You can either get off or you stay on ’til it explodes.”
And honestly, who are we to argue with that? “Evil Dead Rise” crawls into theaters on April 21, 2023. Check out its official synopsis below:
“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.”