The Hollywood Reporter
Sam Raimi’s classic The Evil Dead has appeared on numerous video game consoles over the years with mixed results to say the very least. Still, someone is bound to get an interactive version of this lovable cult gore-fest right. Could this be it?
According to The Hollywood Reporter Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s the Evil Dead is getting a new life in the form of an iPhone and iPad game that will bring the gore and campy humor of the cult classic film into the digital age.
Ghost House Pictures has partnered with Trigger Apps, part of digital marketing firm Trigger, to launch a paid iPhone and iPad game app for the film from the production label’s co-founders. It is one of the early attempts at keeping fans in touch with and making additional revenue off classic movies, which some predict will become a growing business. It also can help classics find new fans.
“This is the first time we’ve taken an older franchise and re-created it,” said Jason Yim, president of Trigger. “A lot of filmmakers we have talked to are interested in doing something similar.”
The Evil Dead app, which will be available for $2.99 for the iPhone and $4.99 for the iPad (once Apple approves it in the coming weeks), is an action-heavy 3D shooter game that allows players to take control of Bruce Campbell’s character Ash to lead his group of friends to safety while fighting off evil zombies.
The Evil Dead game’s more than 30 levels are spread over two chapters. The first follows the film’s storyline while the second features a new story and new enemies. The app uses the film score as well as signature weapons from the movie.
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