Fathom Events and Grindhouse Releasing are giving Evil Dead fans the treat of the year. The Evil Dead is coming back to theaters for it’s 40th anniversary. The October anniversary brings with it a brand-new introduction from Bruce Campbell. Tickets for the celebration go on sale Friday, August 13th at FathomEvents. For a list of theaters doing the exhibition, check out Fathom Events website.
If you haven’t seen it or need a refresher, the story goes like this:
In the first installment of Sam Raimi’s famed original “THE EVIL DEAD” trilogy, Ash (Campbell), his girlfriend Linda (Betsy Baker), his sister Cheryl (Ellen Sandweiss), and couple Scotty (Hal Delrich) and Shelly (Sarah York), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a fun getaway. While there, they find the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (aka “The Book of the Dead”), an ancient tome whose text reawakens the dead when read out loud. After unintentionally releasing a flood of evil, the five friends must fight for their lives or become possessed.
Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski had this to say about the upcoming celebration:
We are proud to present this special 40th anniversary screening of EVIL DEAD with Fathom Events. The original film has always been my favorite of the series. It is truly one of the scariest and wildest horror films of all time. I’m thrilled that a new generation of fans will have the chance to experience it in the way I first did – on the big screen with a screaming audience!
Finally, Lionsgate has a brand new box-set coming out with Evil Dead 1/2, and all three seasons of Ash Vs. Evil Dead coming in Fall 2021.
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