Evil Dead Rise reaches the Max streaming service later this month

Evil Dead Rise is set to reach the Max streaming service by the end of this month, and will get a physical media release a few days later

Evil Dead Rise (read our review HERE) already received its digital release in the US and is available from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, and Vudu. You can find it on Amazon at THIS LINK. The physical media (4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD) release will follow on June 27th – and by the time that date arrives, it will already be available to watch on the Max streaming service. Collider reports that Evil Dead Rise is set to reach Max on June 23rd.

Evil Dead Rise was once intended to go straight to Max, but it scored so well at test screenings that it earned a theatrical release. That release was quite successful, as the film racked up over $100 million at the global box office. A great accomplishment for a movie that cost under $20 million – and this success paves the way for Evil Dead rights holders Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert to move forward with their plan to make a new Evil Dead sequel every two or three years.

Evil Dead franchise creator Sam Raimi handpicked Lee Cronin to write and direct a new Evil Dead movie after seeing his feature directorial debut The Hole in the Ground. The story Cronin crafted for Evil Dead Rise has the following synopsis: A road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A apartment. The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.

Although the film is set in Los Angeles, filming actually took place in New Zealand. Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland star as the estranged sisters at the heart of the story. Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, and Nell Fisher play Ellie’s three kids.

Bruce Campbell doesn’t have an on-screen acting role in Evil Dead Rise, as he has formally retired from playing Evil Dead franchise hero Ash, but he did produce the movie alongside Raimi and Rob Tapert. Campbell, Raimi, and Tapert hold the rights to the overall franchise. Evil Dead Rise is a collaboration between Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and Ghost House Pictures.

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Source: Collider

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