Gore Filled ‘Evil Dead Rise’ Officially Rated “R”

by | Mar 23, 2022

This one will come as no surprise, but it looks like the next chapter of The Evil Dead franchise will be walking the steps of it’s previous films and jumping aboard the good ship AAARRRRRRRGHHHH (That’s a pirate joke btw). Evil Dead Rise has been given an official MPA rating of R, meaning that the film will not by shying away from the good stuff we all know and love about the gloriously gory and violent franchise. The film’s rating has been handed down thanks to its  “bloody violence and gore” ahead of its release later this year.

The fifth film in the overall Evil Dead franchise, the new film will once again be opening up the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (Also known as “The Book of the Dead”) and releasing a great and ancient evil upon the world. The film will act as a reboot rather than a continuation of any films (and lets face it, the Evil Dead Franchise’s time lines are so messed up… it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on where!), and the RISE in the title looks to be a double meaning term, as the film takes place in a high-RISE apartment block in L.A. Think Critters 3 but with less Leonardo DiCaprio and more drooling.

The new setting for the film will certainly be a nice change from the usual “Cabin in the Woods” we have come to expect from the films, even if Ash vs The Evil Dead constantly put the forces of evil within urban settings. 

The synopsis reads:

In the fifth Evil Dead film, a road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A apartment. The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.

The film will follow sisters Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland) and Beth (Lily Sullivan), as they are forced to over come demons in their apartment block when the Necronomicon is discovered in the basement of the building. The cats also includes Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies and Nell Fisher. Sadly, there will be no Bruce Campbell around to beat back the forces of evil, but the franchise star is producing alongside Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert. One things for sure, Evil Dead Rise is going to be a blood bath!

Director Lee Cronin’s took to twitter to joke about the films rating.


Evil Dead Rise comes as the fifth film in the franchise, and the second reboot after Fede Alvarez’s 2014 reboot. Rise has no release date yet, but we expect to see a trailer with a date very soon. Until then, keep away from any Strange looking books and avoid remote woodland cabins.


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