Bruce Campbell Shares The Terrifying First Look At Evil Dead Rise

Bruce Campbell shares a shot from the upcoming Evil Dead Rise to his Twitter followers.

By Matthew Creith | Published

With spooky season coming to a close this October 31st holiday, it appears that many actors have been posting gruesome images, Halloween costume choices, and other scary promotions to social media this week. Actor Bruce Campbell is no exception, as he posted a first peek image of Evil Dead Rise to Twitter today to promote the latest addition to the franchise, which is set to debut in theaters on April 21, 2023. With a horrifying image fitting for a franchise that has added enough scares and thrills to the horror movie genre, Campbell is conjuring up some tricks for the loyal fanbase of moviegoers as he refers to “Deadites” in his Twitter post, the demonic creatures that will surely take over in the franchise’s newest film.

Evil Dead Rise is the latest movie to come out of the franchise, as it is the fifth installment in the series that began with the original in 1981. Directed by Sam Raimi, The Evil Dead has spawned several sequels starring Campbell in his infamous role of Ash Williams, the protagonist of the who often kills evil creatures known as Deadites who are bewitched by the Kandarian Demon. Evil Dead Rise is directed by Irish helmer Lee Cronin, best known for his work on short films like Ghost Train and the 2019 supernatural horror feature film, The Hole in the Ground.

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Seána Kerslake and James Quinn Markey in The Hole in the Ground (2019), directed by Lee Cronin

Twitter posts aside, Campbell has enjoyed a career resurgence as of late, due in large part to his frequent collaboration with Sam Raimi, who often casts Campbell in many of his projects both big and small. Campbell was featured in a cameo role this year in Raimi’s blockbuster addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. He has had several appearances in hit television shows in the last couple of years such as Archer, A.P. Bio, and The Last Kids on Earth.

While Sam Raimi will not be directing and is only going to be an executive producer on Evil Dead Rise this go-around, the movie costars Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, and Nell Fisher.

Evil Dead Rise comes at a time of great importance for the horror film genre, leading many production companies to weigh their options of releasing movies in theaters or direct to streaming, as was the case recently with Halloween Ends that debuted simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock. Evil Dead Rise was supposed to debut on HBO Max, according to a report by Collider, but Warner Bros. Pictures chose a theatrical release instead, giving moviegoers more access to the film that still has a cult-following since the original The Evil Dead came out over 40 years ago. For Sam Raimi, the writer and director is focusing on other projects for the time being, with several projects currently in pre-production such as The Kingkiller Chronicle and World War 3, both films still in the casting phases.