Lee Cronin Celebrates the End of Filming on Evil Dead Rise

The Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is closed…for now. Earlier this year, cameras began rolling on Evil Dead Rise, the latest installment in the horror franchise launched by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell in 1981. Now, the new film’s writer and director, Lee Cronin, has announced that production has wrapped on the upcoming sequel.

To share the good news, Cronin took to his official Twitter page, where he posted several behind-the-scenes images from the set. He also gave fans an idea of how much fake blood was used during shooting. You can view all the photos below.

Following the success of Cronin’s work on The Hole in the Ground in 2019, Raimi personally chose him to continue the Evil Dead saga last summer. He also collaborated with Raimi on a segment for Qubi’s 50 States of Fright anthology series in 2020. Campbell won’t be reprising his iconic role as the chainsaw-wielding Ash Williams. However, he and Raimi are both working on Rise as executive producers.

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The new film will introduce Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland as Beth and her older sister, Ellie, respectively. Their story begins when the two siblings discover the infamous Book of the Dead in the basement of Ellie’s apartment building. But when they accidentally unleash an army of Deadites, they’ll be forced to survive the ensuing nightmare.

Evil Dead Rise will premiere on HBO Max sometime in 2022.

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