[SXSW] Evil Dead Rise: You’ll Never Look at Cheese Graters the Same Again

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Honestly, I’m not the hugest fan of reboots or revisiting franchises. Usually, they’re so cringe that I rather they had released the original movie in theaters. However, Evil Dead Rise is the exception to the rule.

Taking place over a single night, Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland), a single mom of three daughters is unexpectedly visited by her sister Beth (Lilly Sullivan). After an earthquake, a large hole opens in the ground that has the Book of the Dead and vinyl records. Evil is then unleashed in the home, slowly turning residents of the apartment building into the living dead.

The movie is the type of gorefest that isn’t common in horror movies anymore. There’s tons of blood, and a chainsaw, and you’ll never look at a cheese grater the same again. But they didn’t just invest in the makeup, the storyline is engaging and tight. There are no plot holes and it’s not filled with too much mythical lore

At the premiere, there was a heckler who that screamed the movie sucked. However, as someone who attended the premiere, I think that was just a reaction to him being embarrassed. He fell asleep in one of the boxes and had to be woken up by one of the ushers. I think saying that was to take away the attention of him being tired or drunk. Everyone else in Paramount Theatre loved the movie.

Many movies nowadays tout that they have to be seen in theatres as a marketing ploy, this is truly a movie that is most enjoyed in theatres or at least a dark home. Put the phone away and truly engage in this epic, horrific night with Evil Dead Rise.

Evil Dead Rise is in theatres on April 21, 2023.

Stream or buy The Evil Dead on Amazon.

Stream or buy The Evil Dead II on Amazon.

Stream or buy Evil Dead (2013) on Amazon.