Sam Raimi’s ‘The Evil Dead’ playing drive-ins starting this weekend
Drive-ins are making a comeback, thanks to the coronavirus, and few genres are as closely associated with the auto viewing experience than horror films. Which makes it great news that Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic The Evil Dead is getting released in drive-ins across North America this summer. Bloody Disgusting reports Grindhouse Films is behind the re-release which will roll out across the country this summer, starting this Saturday (6/13) at Pride’s Corner Drive-In in Westbrook, Maine.
Grindhouse is currently confirming more drive-in dates for The Evil Dead, but you can also catch it at Dixon, IL's Midway Drive-In on July 10 & 11, as part of a Chicago Horror Con-presented "flashback weekend" that will also include screenings of sequels Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, with star/producer Bruce Campbell in attendance.
Made for around $400,000 (much of which was donated by local Michigan businesses), The Evil Dead told the story of five friends who spend a weekend in a cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash flesh-possessing demons. The film made up for its low budget by being wildly creative, and the "shaky cam" effect Raimi invented is still being copied today.
You can watch The Evil Dead trailer -- and the episode of Jonathan Ross' The Incredibly Strange Film show about Raimi -- below.
Hopefully, The Evil Dead will show at Brooklyn's Skyline Drive-In this summer.