Evil Dead Rise is now available to stream on Vudu, and Studio Canal has officially released the first 10 minutes of the critically-acclaimed horror revival online.
The movie opens with the signature Sam Raimi "Deadite POV" zoom to a lake near a secluded cabin, where a bookish final girl-type is trying to get some reading done while an obnoxious dude-bro chugs from a bottle beside her.
An all-too familiar set-up, and it seems like we're in for yet another a retread of the original Evil Dead (not to mention countless other horror flicks), but it turns out to be a total misdirect.
After a couple of gleefully grisly kills - seriously, things get messy - we're introduced to a whole new set of characters in a very different location.
Written and directed by Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground) the movie stars Lily Sullivan (I Met a Girl, Barkskins), Alyssa Sutherland (The Mist, Vikings), Morgan Davies (Strom Boy, The End), Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence) and introducing Nell Fisher (Northspur).
"Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, Rise tells the 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."
Evil Dead Rise was produced by Rob Tapert (Ash vs Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) and executive produced by series creator and horror icon Sam Raimi and cult legend himself, Bruce Campbell, along with John Keville, Macdara Kelleher, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Romel Adam and Victoria Palmieri.