The upcoming fifth installment in the Evil Dead series, Evil Dead Rise, will continue the long running tradition of being incredibly gory.
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, director Lee Cronin spoke about his upcoming take on the Evil Dead franchise, and while he didn’t give up too much information, he did note that there will be a ton of blood — a franchise staple.
“It straps you onto a rocket that’s fueled by blood,” Cronin jokingly said. “You can either get off or you stay on ’til it explodes.”
Cronin also spoke more in-depth about just how much fake blood was used in the film, saying that he ended up using more than 6,500 liters (~1,700 gallons) of it and that some of it even made it home with him after days of production.
“I had to hire an industrial kitchen to create the amount of blood we needed … when I was checking out, I had to warn the landlord, ‘You’re going to find bloody handprints all over the apartment — but they’re not real, honest!’”
Evil Dead Rise will be led by Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings) and Lily Sullivan (Picnic at Hanging Rock), along with Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence), Morgan Davies (The Girlfriend Experience), and Nell Fisher (Northspur). Executive producer and franchise star Bruce Campbell previously confirmed that the upcoming film wouldn’t have any ties to the previous films and will mainly center around the Necronomicon.
The fifth installment is expected to tell a modern-day urban horror story that will take the franchise out of its classic woods setting and into the city for the first time. The movie will tell the twisted tale of two estranged sisters 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 family imaginable.
Evil Dead Rise is being written and directed by Lee Cronin (The Hole In The Ground), who was handpicked by franchise creator Sam Raimi, as well as Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert. It is executive produced by Raimi, Campbell, Tapert, Romel Adam, John Keville, and Macdara Kelleher.