Sam Raimi's Evil Dead Coming Back to Theaters Next Year!
by Alex Billington
October 31, 2009
Hey, it's Halloween! So how about some of the best damn horror news you'll hear all year long? Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Sam Raimi's original horror classic The Evil Dead back to the big screen next year as a midnight movie. Raimi and producers Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell gave the go-ahead for a series of Evil Dead revival screenings taking place around the nation starting early next year. "Nothing can prepare an audience for what they are about to see, because nothing punishes an audience like Evil Dead - especially on the big screen," Bruce Campbell said. "I'm really glad it's back. People are gonna be hurt." Oh hell yes!
A special screening of the Evil Dead trilogy sold out L.A.'s New Beverly Cinema this summer (I was there!). With a remake reportedly in the works, this theatrical release gives fans a chance to experience the original as it was intended to be seen. The Evil Dead will screen at various Landmark Theaters in the US, the Mayfair Cinema in Canada, and other venues to be announced in early 2010. I'm a huge fan of the Evil Dead series, but I've got to admit that I'm partial to Army of Darkness first, Evil Dead II second, and The Evil Dead last. I just love the comedy and the awesomeness of the sequels much more than the original. How about you?