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 GrindhouseReleasing.com. Is this something you’d pay to see on the big screen?