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Evil Dead Rise Teaser Has Fans Rejoicing After The Decade-Long Wait

Horror has seen a resurgence as of late with auteurs such as Ari Aster and Ti West, as well as the success of movies like "Terrifier 2" and "Smile." But we can never forget the classics that endeared fans to the genre in the first place. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) became an icon as soon as he donned the chainsaw in "Evil Dead II" and he deserves the horror community's respect. Campbell may have retired from the character, but thankfully, "Evil Dead" will continue.

"I'm done playing Ash, so that determines a lot of where we go with the franchise without that character, but there are more stories," Campbell explained to Collider in a 2021 interview. "Sam [Raimi] handpicked Fede Alvarez to do the remake a few years ago. He handpicked Lee Cronin for this one. These are Sam Raimi proteges that we hope will do a good job."

Alvarez's remake aired in 2013 and since then, fans have been chomping at the bit for the continuation of the movie franchise that Campbell promised. The recent "Evil Dead" was a reimagining with Jane Levy as an Ash stand-in named Mia. With the ongoing influx of horror reboots, such as 2022's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and the continuation of "Scream," now is as good a time as any to reintroduce the macabre world in the new teaser for "Evil Dead Rise."

Fans have waited long enough for a new Evil Dead movie

The new teaser for "Evil Dead Rise" may be brief, but it has garnered excitement from horror enthusiasts. A precursor to the imminent full-length trailer, the 20-second teaser exposes viewers to a new cast of characters. And this time, it is set in an entirely new location: the big city. Director Lee Cronin promised Empire that the new film is: "undoubtedly an 'Evil Dead' movie, but it takes the lore and pulls it in a new direction." The teaser is a simple scene, featuring a young, frightened girl speaking to her clearly possessed mother through a barricaded door. The "Evil Dead" fandom has risen in the YouTube comments with many offering encouraging takes on the latest tease. 

"The classic horror franchise is back," celebrated Magara Jothi. Other users, such as RPM on loos and Francis Dankwa, noted how long it has been since the most recent film. Reboots may not always be the most successful when it comes to fan discourse, but 2013's "Evil Dead" did not fall into that trap.

"The 2013 Evil Dead was absolutely insane.... can't wait for this!" John Galactus posted. Evelina Jossias agreed, stating: "It only took 10 years!!! The first one was actually really good! Can't wait for this one!" In a world where the A24 has cornered the market of prestige horror, fans are more than thrilled to experience a good old-fashioned romp.