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Nice! Sam Raimi Is Writing A New Horror Movie!

On August 31 Lionsgate will release director Ole Bornedal’s The Possession, the Sam Raimi/Ghost House Pictures produced supernatural chiller. A group of journalists – including myself – just got off the phone with Raimi in a conversation that ranged the gamut from The Possession, the Ghost House brand, the Evil Dead remake and whether or not he’ll take a break from blockbusters to direct another horror film (his last was the vastly underrated and amazing Drag Me To Hell).

When asked about returning to horror he said, “I’m thrilled to be able to make bigger budget pictures… but I’m really excited about making another horror movie. I’m writing one with my brother right now and I’m really looking forward to it. I love that crowd… It’s great when you can do something they like, there’s nothing as rewarding as that. Being in the audience when a bunch of horror fans really seem like the movie is so much fun. It’s the greatest high in the world.

It really does feel like Raimi is still truly invigorated by the genre. About horror fans, “They’re very savvy to film technique. The horror audience is the most original audience out there. They don’t want sequels, they don’t want what most of the audience wants. Most of the time audiences want to see versions of what they’ve seen before. Horror audiences are like, ‘no. Show me something I’ve never seen before! I want to be freaked out!’ My hat’s off to them. They’re a really original audience. Even more than the art film crowd they’re the ones who break new ground and accept new techniques from filmmakers on the cutting edge. Not the indie guys, but those guys. The low-budget horror fans.

I’ll have the full interview with Raimi – and his take on The Possession – for you next week.



  • That_One_Guy

    It’s good to see that Raimi still gets a kick out of making horror films. I can’t wait to see what he can give us next. I agree that Drag Me to Hell is underrated. I really enjoyed it.

  • Darkness69

    Sam Raimi rocks!

  • Darkness69

    And his brother Ted (if that’s the brother he’s talking about)! Get that interview ready asap!

  • djblack1313

    Evan, i respect your opinion but i thought DRAG ME was abysmal. so fucking bad (and i wanted to like if not love it!). i just don’t think Raimi can make a horror movie unlike DRAG ME (which was barely horror if at all). i have no faith in Raimi/Ghost House. none of their projects have been serious horror (unless i’m forgeting one). Ghost House is really only good for horror lite. they try to only do “horror” for the PG-13 crowd.

    • EvilHead1981

      Same here. Though, I don’t think DMTH was underrated. Overrated, sure. I remember everybody saying how it was the best horror movie to come out since sliced bread. Everybody overhyped it, especially the folks here at BD. And thinking about Evil Dead, I guess we were kinda hoping for something REALLY awesome. DMTH paled by comparison. Unless Raimi goes balls to the wall, and approaches this new horror film like the FIRST Evil Dead(straight up horror), I don’t think I can say I’m interested.

      • Radicalex

        Just here to say “Yeah, me too.” Drag Me To Hell was pretty weak, with a few standout moments here and there.

      • EvanDickson

        @EvilHEad1981 that’s exactly how he’s approaching it. Straight up horror.

  • Murdock408

    If it’s anywhere near as good as Drag me to Hell, I’ll be happy

  • mav07

    I can barely remember Drag Me To Hell but I do know that I fucking hated it when I saw it. Probably explains why I can’t remember shit about it.

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  • “Evil Dead”/”Evil Dead 2″/”Army of Darkness”/”Drag Me To Hell”, every horror film he’s made are some of my favorite horror movies of all time. Sam Raimi is the BEST horror director alive. The continuous nothing-but-stellar efforts he inputs in his films are revolutionary.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love this man. Drag Me to Hell was great. I don’t see why so many people hated it. I think it’s just one of those love it or hate it films. Can’t wait to see this new movie he’s writing.

  • DeathValzer

    Yes! Raimi is masterful with horror. Can’t wait to see what he spews out next

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