In a recent interview, Director Lee Cronin discussed the introduction of a new Book of the Dead in the upcoming horror film Evil Dead Rise.
The fifth installment of the franchise centers around two sisters, Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland) and Beth (Lily Sullivan), as they fight against flesh-possessing demons, known as Deadites, who were unleashed through the recordings of the Naturom Demonto. The book in question, which was discovered in the sisters’ apartment building, was revealed to be the third volume of the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis or Naturom Demonto.
Cronin shed light on the rationale behind introducing a new book in the film, explaining that it was a necessary step to keep the story fresh and exciting for audiences. While the Necronomicon has been a recurring theme in the franchise, the introduction of a new book allowed the filmmakers to explore new narrative directions while still staying true to the Evil Dead universe.
Furthermore, the director shared his enthusiasm for the film’s protagonists, Ellie and Beth, describing them as strong and relatable characters who will bring a fresh perspective to the franchise. He also hinted at the film’s intense and gruesome horror elements, promising fans that Evil Dead Rise will not disappoint in terms of scares and gore.
As fans eagerly await the release of Evil Dead Rise, Cronin’s insights into the introduction of the new Book of the Dead and the film’s characters and horror elements have only served to heighten anticipation for what promises to be a thrilling addition to the iconic horror franchise.