It was recently announced that Grindhouse Releasing would be bringing Sam Raimi’s original horror classic The Evil Dead back to the big screen as a midnight movie. Today we got our hands on the new theatrical one sheet, along with some locations and dates. We’re still working out details for our screening in Los Angeles this March, but you can get your tickets now over at the official NuArt website (pull down dates to March 5).
Raimi and producers Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell gave the go-ahead for a series of EVIL DEAD revival screenings to Grindhouse Releasing partner Bob Murawski, the film editor of Raimi’s SPIDER MAN 1, 2 & 3, DRAG ME TO HELL and the EVIL DEAD sequel ARMY OF DARKNESS.
Stephen King hailed THE EVIL DEAD as “the most ferociously original film of the year” when the film premiered in 1981. Shot in Michigan and Tennessee, Raimi’s low-budget debut was released independently with a self-imposed `No One Under 17′ rating for its graphic violence and gore.
THE EVIL DEAD launched Raimi and Tapert’s careers and made star Bruce Campbell a cult movie icon, spawning two hit sequels: EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN and ARMY OF DARKNESS. The EVIL DEAD trilogy has become a fan phenomenon, ranked among the most popular and
acclaimed cult horror movies of all time.
A special screening of the EVIL DEAD trilogy sold out L.A.’s New Beverly Cinema this summer. 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.
“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,” says Bruce Campbell. “I’m really glad it’s back. People are gonna be hurt.”
Formed by actor/director Sage Stallone and Murawski, Grindhouse Releasing restores and distributes classic horror and exploitation films. The company teamed with Quentin Tarantino in the ’90s to revive Lucio Fulci’s Italian horror classic THE BEYOND.
A similar theatrical break is planned for THE EVIL DEAD, with midnight screenings in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
The first dates and venues are below.
More cities will be announced as they are confirmed.