Despite Lee Cronin's Evil Dead Rise, sequels to famous horror shows are hard to write and direct.
His Deadites and boomsticks sequel is as vile as Fede Alvarez's 2013 remake/sequel.
opens the path for future entries to explore the lore in exciting ways and stands alone as a horror eruption.
Rise bridges 2013's heartbreaking Evil Dead and Sam Raimi's comedic series of sequels.
In the worst mutilation scenes, Cronin's special effects team uses horrifying real effects like eaten glass jutting from bodies or gory lifts.
Rise matches Fede Alvarez's 70,000 tons of blood in 2013's Evil Dead while telling a more intimate tale.
Ellie, our new Deadite, is played by Alyssa Sutherland.
After her stunning transformation into a demonic, screaming evil vessel, she mocks her soul with her motherly acting voice.
"Mommy's with the maggots now!" is one of Sutherland's creepy-yet-funny quips.