Creepy Duck Design has created a blood-soaked new poster for Lee Cronin’s Evil Dead Rise, coming to theaters next week
We’re just nine days away from the April 21st theatrical release of Evil Dead Rise (read our review right HERE), a movie that was once intended to go straight to the HBO Max (now simply known as Max) streaming service. That plan changed when the movie score highly with test screening audiences. Now, with its big screen reign quickly approaching, the artist known as Creepy Duck Design has unveiled a new, officially commissioned piece of poster art. You can check it out at the bottom of this article – and it follows the advice Sam Raimi was given when he set out to make the original The Evil Dead: “Keep the blood running down the screen.” This poster has blood all over it.
Raimi handpicked Lee Cronin to write and direct a new evil Dead movie after seeing his feature directorial debut The Hole in the Ground. The story Cronin crafted for Evil Dead Rise has the following synopsis: A road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped LA 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.
Although the film is set in Los Angeles, filming actually took place in New Zealand. Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland star as the estranged sisters at the heart of the story. Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, and Nell Fisher play Ellie’s three kids. Mia Challis is playing Jessica, “an 18 year old girl, who is obsessed with fashion and Instagram. Jessica loves to be the center of attention, although she is smarter than she lets on”.
Bruce Campbell doesn’t have an acting role in Evil Dead Riseas he has formally retired from playing franchise hero Ash on screen, but he did produce the movie alongside Raimi and Rob Tapert, as those three hold the rights to the series. Evil Dead Rise is a collaboration between Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and Ghost House Pictures.
Check out the Creepy Duck Design poster for Evil Dead Rise in the embed below, then let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment!