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Raimi’s Evil Dead Returns to the Big Screen

Grindhouse lines up theatrical run

Sam Raimi’s seminal 1981 film The Evil Dead is being resurrected for a midnight movie run.

The ghouls at Grindhouse Releasing alerted us to their plans to put the film, that introduced the world to Bruce Campbell and Raimi’s madcap style, back on the big screen.

Raimi’s low-budget debut was released independently with a self-imposed “No One Under 17″ rating for its graphic violence and gore. And as the Grindhouse team is right to note, a special screening of the Evil Dead trilogy sold out at L.A.’s New Beverly Cinema over the summer.

This theatrical release gives fans a chance to experience the original as it was intended to be seen. “Nothing can prepare an audience for what they are about to see, because nothing punishes an audience like EVIL DEAD – especially on the big screen,” says Bruce Campbell. “I’m really glad it’s back. People are gonna be hurt.”

Damn right.

Formed by actor/director Sage Stallone and Murawski, Grindhouse Releasing restores and distributes classic horror and exploitation films. The company teamed with Quentin Tarantino in the ’90s to revive Lucio Fulci’s Italian horror classic The Beyond.

A similar theatrical break is planned for The Evil Dead, with midnight screenings in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

Dates and venues will be announced at GrindhouseReleasing.com.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor