The Evil Dead franchise is well-known for using copious amounts of blood. In this tradition it appears that the latest installment in the series, Evil Dead Rise, will be no different. Now that the film has officially wrapped, Evil Dead Rise director Lee Cronin has revealed that the film actually used 6,500 liters of blood during production. It’s safe to say, then, that the film is sure to be a bloodbath.
What’s more, after noting that the film wrapped on Twitter, Lee Cronin also shared some bloody set photos from Evil Dead Rise. It’s definitely an exciting glimpse into what will inevitably be another thrilling chapter in the Evil Dead saga. He also revealed just how much effort went into the overall production with things like the pandemic.
“8 months, 1 Covid Lockdown, 6,500 litres of blood, and more memories than my brain can even process. That is a wrap on #EvilDeadRise. Thank you New Zealand, it’s been a blast. Time to head home and cut this beast together.”
8 months, 1 Covid Lockdown, 6,500 litres of blood, and more memories than my brain can even process. That is a wrap on #EvilDeadRise. Thank you New Zealand, it’s been a blast. Time to head home and cut this beast together. pic.twitter.com/iyah4vEEqL
— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin) October 26, 2021
Now that the film has wrapped, let’s hope it isn’t much longer before we see more from Evil Dead Rise. And considering the amount of blood that’s being used in the film, it’ll be just as exciting to see how it’s all put to use. With deadites involved, there’s no telling how much carnage we could be seeing. Especially since they’ll be invading the big city this time around.
Lee Cronin directed the film, while original Evil Dead veterans Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Robert Tapert produced the film.
The film’s cast includes Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan, as well as Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Mia Challis, and Nell Fisher.
Evil Dead Rise is currently scheduled for a release on HBO Max – with no official date yet. However, the film is expected to be released sometime in 2022.