Netflix to add one of the year's biggest horror films to its platform
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There's nothing quite like cosying up in front of the telly in this grey weather to watch a film. And for certain types of people (definitely not me), there’s nothing more enjoyable than a good old horror.
The film was released in cinemas back in April this year.
Written and directed by Lee Cronin, it's produced by the director of the original Evil Dead comedy horror film franchise, Sam Raimi.
The cast includes Morgan Davies, Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan and the original franchise actor, Bruce Campbell.
Evil Dead Rise follows a family who find a strange book hidden away under their apartment building in Los Angeles, California.
And after this discovery, things obviously get pretty evil and they are preyed upon by a destructive, terrifying demon.
The film is certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an 84 percent rating on the Tomatometer.
It also received a respectable 76 percent audience score.
The Critics' Consensus reads: “Offering just about everything long-time fans could hope for while still managing to carry the franchise forward, Evil Dead Rise is all kinds of groovy.”
Meanwhile, the Audience Says section reads: “Evil Dead Rise's intense horror and inventive gore help make up for a so-so story that downplays the franchise's signature humour.”
One critic wrote: “Evil Dead Rise packs everything I love about Evil Dead: Grotesque kills blended together with dark humor. I loved every minute of it.”
Another put: “Evil Dead Rise makes an already-solid horror franchise even stronger and introduces fresh, demented nightmares to the psyche. As the blood flows, the fun seems to have only begun.”
And one also said: “Evil Dead Rise left me wanting more Surely an awesome time in a lot of ways! specifically the third act which goes HARD, but a lot of the film just didn’t give me that magic feeling that the rest of the franchise has.”
Viewers also wrote that while the ending ‘was a little lack luster’, the film ‘sets a whole new level for the franchise’.
One also wrote: “Brutal. intense, and if even if you havent seen any of the other Evil Dead films, Evil Dead Rise works wonderfully as a standalone film.”
Think I’ll pass, but you horror fans go enjoy yourselves.
The flick will land on Netflix on Thursday (21 September).