The Evil Dead to Get Theatrical Re-Release


Wouldn’t it be cool if, instead of producing so many remakes, more Hollywood studios would simply consider re-releasing classic films for limited theatrical runs? I suppose they might not stand to make as much money from a re-release of a movie that doesn’t have any of today’s hot young stars in it, but on the other hand, it wouldn’t cost them that much money either. We’ve seen a few examples of this over the past few years (The Wizard of Oz and A Nightmare on Elm Street, for example), but most of the time it’s only for one or two nights.

Well, now here’s some cool news about a company that’s trying to revive the concept of midnight movies with the help of Sam Raimi’s very first flick The Evil Dead. According to a press release from Grindhouse Releasing, they will be bringing The Evil Dead back to the big screen with “midnight screenings in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada”. No word on how many cities this may involve (I’m guessing just a handful of specialty theatres), but I think there would be some level of interest in it just about everywhere. I wonder if the success of this will have any bearing on the future of the long rumoured Evil Dead remake? Dates and venues will be announced at Is this something you’d pay to see on the big screen?

  • jaime

    Hell Yeah! But i think the film is sill due for a remake i love the 3 film’s but it’s time, besides Rami remade part’s 2 & 3, just don’t cast anyone from Star Trek.

  • BigHungry

    YEP – I would see it.

  • AlexG

    not really the first movie i’d think of when i think “movies i HAVE to see on the big screen”, but would definitely pay to see it. at least it’s this one and not army of darkness, though!
    just came back from seeing american werewolf in london in its halloween re-release and it was quite epic (‘xept from one douche who’d keep laughing at all the wrong bits).

  • Nick D

    I’d definitely pay to see this in theaters.

    I’ve seen the movie many times, but it would be awesome to see it once on the big screen. And it would be cool to get some friends together for them to experience it for the first time.

  • jaime

    If Evil Dead Get’s a “RE’whatever” let’s face it, Where all there.

  • hungSolo

    I saw a re-release of Evil Dead 2 in a theater packed with a bunch of other appreciative fans a few years back, and it was a great time. I imagine the first movie would do pretty well playing the right circuit of theaters.

    Off-topic, but when you have a receptive audience, it makes all the difference. I caught a matinee of Grindhouse at a multiplex with a friend. We were the only ones in the theater except for some guy who for some reason brought his aged mother. Found myself thinking later how much more fun it would have been with an audience full of movie nerds.

  • Alex

    I’ll definitely go to see it. I love that film.

  • this needs to happen, I’ve never seen E.D. on the big screen – its a void in my life that needs to be filled