Grindhouse Releasing has been blazing a bloody trail across the country with midnight screenings of director Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. The company has now struck a brand-new 35mm print of the horror classic to debut this Friday, March 5 at Landmark’s Nu Art theater (11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA), which will be hosted by BC & Bloody Disgusting (get your tickets now over at the official NuArt website; pull down dates to March 5)! Get the full skinny inside.
“We’re expecting a sold-out crowd for EVIL DEAD in Los Angeles, following our successful openings in New York, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Portland, and other cities,” says David Szulkin, Grindhouse Releasing’s theatrical director. “Demand for the movie led us to make a new print, which includes our all-new horror trailer show. Our plan is to keep EVIL DEAD playing in theaters throughout 2010.”
Grindhouse has teamed with the Austin, Tx.,-based Alamo Drafthouse franchise for upcoming dates in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Alexandria, Va., and has struck deals with arthouses and other indie venues to keep the EVIL DEAD tour rolling through major cities in the coming months.
Raimi and producers Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell gave the go-ahead for the EVIL DEAD revival to Grindhouse Releasing partner Bob Murawski, the Academy Award-nominated film editor of THE HURT LOCKER, 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 horror films of all time.
For upcoming EVIL DEAD playdates, visit www.GrindhouseReleasing.com