Evil Dead Rise (2023) Review



Evil Dead Rise is an entertaining gorefest that makes for a fast-paced 96 minutes. It could have done with more appealing characters but no one will ever live up to the greatness of Ash.

Plot: Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, “Evil Dead Rise” tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sutherland and Sullivan, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

Review: I love all the Evil Dead films and even enjoyed the remake for what it was; I will always prefer the first 3 films as they have Bruce Campbell as the lead and were helmed by Sam Raimi. The two of them make for such a perfect pairing that anyone coming after them has a hard road ahead of them.

Evil Dead Rise is another entertaining entry in the franchise which never reaches the heights of the Sam Raimi classics mostly due to very few appealing characters. The family are all annoying so I was on the side of the demons for most of the runtime.

It still has plenty of gore and a few nice callbacks to the originals while the change of setting to the city is a new touch. It’s an absolute splatterfest but it does lack that cheeky sense of humour that the Raimi films had.

As I own all the movies then I’ll be picking this up on 4K when it hits next month as I’ll happily watch it again.

Overall, Evil Dead Rise is another fun entry in the franchise and may be the goriest to date; it could have done with more likeable characters as I never really cared about any of the family but the sheer craziness that goes on throughout the runtime makes this worth a watch.