Forget about any possible remake, we’ll soon be getting the chance to see the original The Evil Dead on the big screen again soon. Possibly inspired by the success of Paranormal Activity, Grindhouse Releasing will be bringing director Sam Raimi’s classic horror film back to theaters for a series of midnight screenings. No dates and locations have been announced yet, but Grindhouse promises that they’ll keep their website updated with release information as it becomes available.
If you call your self a horror film fan and you have not seen The Evil Dead, then you need to rethink how you label yourself. Raimi’s debut film is fairly unrelenting and Bruce Campbell cemented himself as a genre star as the slightly dimwitted Ash, who must fend for himself when an innocent weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods turns deadly as an evil force kills and than reanimates the bodies of his friends.
And if you are a fan of the series, have you checked out Bill Warren’s excellent book The Evil Dead Companion? It’s chock full of information on how all three films in the series were made and is the authoritative text on the films.