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The New Evil Dead Film Used 6,500 Litres Of Fake Blood

The New Evil Dead Film Used 6,500 Litres Of Fake Blood

The new film will feature "primal battle for survival" for two sisters trying to protect their family from the terrifying demons.

Evil Dead Rise, the fifth entry in the iconic horror series, has just finished filming in New Zealand and the cast and crew used a terrifying 6,500 litres of fake blood on set. 

While there was a sequel on the cards for the successful reboot released in 2013, these were scrapped as actor Bruce Campbell chose not to reprise his role as Ash Williams and instead signed on as an executive producer alongside Sam Raimi. Raimi in fact selected director Lee Cronin to take the reins on the new movie following the success of his debut horror The Hole in the Ground.

“8 months, 1 Covid Lockdown, 6,500 litres of blood, and more memories than my brain can even process. That is a wrap on #EvilDeadRise,” said the director in a post to Twitter. “Thank you New Zealand, it’s been a blast. Time to head home and cut this beast together.” The photos show Cronin covered in fake blood, suggesting that he might have a cameo in the movie, as well as bloodied trainers and a bright red footprint.

Everything you need of industry-grade fake blood can be found in your kitchen cupboard — corn syrup, red food colouring and cocoa powder. According to creative effects supervisor Erik Porn, adding blue and green food colouring makes it look like dried blood, and as the ingredients are totally edible, you can even sip some and be very, very gross. 

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Evil Dead Rise’s story now follows two sisters named Ellie and Beth, played by Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan, and they find a strange book in the basement of Ellie’s apartment building. Demons erupt from the text, seeking flesh to consume, and the ensuing terror and chaos “[thrust] Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.” 

Evil Dead was missing the classic slapstick humour of the original 1981 movie, yet it made up for it in delivering a shocking and relentless dive into the shredded psyches of the people affected by the Naturom Demonto. The fate of the heroine Mia Allen was left ambiguous which would allow for the character to appear in Evil Dead Rise and lend her expertise to the sisters.

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema

Topics: TV And Film