Bruce Campbell Says ‘Evil Dead Rise’ Is ‘Dark’ And ‘Hard-Hitting’

"It’s dark, a very adult Evil Dead movie”

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Horror fans who splurged for the Evil Dead: The Game Collector’s Edition set this week are treated to a fun surprise. The package came with The Art of Evil Dead: The Game which happened to include a fresh conversation with horror legend Bruce Campbell. Most interestingly, the actor had some tonal teases when it comes to the upcoming Evil Dead Rise.

Here’s what Bruce Campbell had to say about Evil Dead Rise:

“I’m very excited about it. It’s going to be really cool and very, very intense. It’s dark, a very adult Evil Dead movie,” Campbell said of the forthcoming sequel. “I wouldn’t call it a yuck fest – it’s pretty tough, pretty hard-hitting stuff. And that’s the variation that you have within the Evil Dead franchise and within horror itself. It’s all about the filmmaker.”

In another recent interview sat down with German horror publication Blair Witch.de to share more insight into the latest Evil Dead joint. Here is Bruce’s latest update on Evil Dead Rise

It’s [about] a single mom who now has to deal with this book. These days it’s more about the book. That book gets around. Passed along, people try and get rid of it, they try to bury it or destroy it and they really can’t. So this book just keeps popping up, so really it’s just another story of what happens if this book appears in this particular group of people’s lives and how it intersects.”

Evil Dead Rise hails from Lee Cronin (dir. The Hole in the Ground) and stars Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, and Nell Fisher. Both Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi are serving as executive producers.

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