Starting tomorrow, Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Sam Raimi’s horror classic The Evil Dead back to theaters for the first time in 4K with a terrifying new soundtrack from original composer Joseph LoDuca. The first wave of screening dates and locations have been announced. You can check those out below along with more info on the restoration and the new soundtrack!
This special edition of The Evil Dead presents the 1981 classic for the first time with a reimagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca and a thrilling new 5.1 surround mix created by Marti Humphrey and Jussi Tegelman, the award-winning sound crew behind Drag Me to Hell and "Ash vs. Evil Dead".
Star Bruce Campbell explains, "Mixing the sound for Evil Dead in the early 80’s, we were forced to shove everything into one monaural box. As a result, Joe LoDuca’s great score had to compete unfairly with Kandarian Demons, gore sound effects and lots of screaming. With this new release, Joe can finally have his dynamic composition mixed, balanced and featured properly – for perhaps the first time ever!"
Grindhouse Releasing owner Bob Murawski worked with Raimi to restore Evil Dead from the original 16mm camera negatives, and brought the stunning 4K transfer together with LoDuca’s new soundtrack. Murawski is an Oscar-winning film editor whose work with Sam Raimi includes Darkman, Army of Darkness, The Gift, Spider Man 1, 2 & 3, Drag Me to Hell, and "Ash vs. Evil Dead".
"With this fantastic new score, Joe LoDuca proves that he’s the Bartok of blood, the Shostakovich of shock, the Mahler of the macabre," Murawski said. "The new music, new sound mix and new 4K restoration have elevated Evil Dead from the scary to the sublime."
You can preview the new restoration with new music in the clip below!
Screening Dates and Locations Include:
9/24 – Rio Theatre, Vancouver , B.C. – Canadian premiere
10/4 – Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Houston, TX
10/4 – Landmark Theatres Ritz- Bourse, Philadelphia , PA
10/5 – Beyond Fest – Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – DCP3
10/5 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
10/6 – Tropicana Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
10/10 – New! Encore screening @ Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
10/11 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL
10/11 – 10/17 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/11 – Alamo La Vista, Omaha, NE
10/12 – Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI
10/15 – Alamo Drafthouse, Corpus Christi, TX
10/15 – Alamo Drafthouse, Laredo, TX
10/15 – Avalon Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
10/15 – Alamo Drafthouse, Raleigh , NC
10/16 – FilmScene, Iowa City, IA
10/17 – Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson TX
10/18 – Palace Theatre, Syracuse, NY (*35mm original version)
10/18 – FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ
10/18 – Gables Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
10/19 – Knoxville Horror Film Festival, Knoxville, TN
10/19 – Roxy 14, Santa Rosa, CA (with THE BEYOND)
10/20 – Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR
10/21 & 22 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA
10/23 – Fox Gold Coast, Ocean City, MD
10/23 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
10/25 – Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, KY
10/25 – Cinematique, Daytona Beach, FL
10/25 – Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
10/26 – Globe Theater, Calgary, AB (Calgary Underground Film Festival)
10/26 & 31 – AFI Silver, Silver Spring, MD
10/26 – FEARnyc, New York, NY
10/27 – Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB
10/29 – 11/3 – Historic Howell Theater, Howell MI
10/29 & 30 – Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
10/30 – Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA
10/31 –Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME
10/31 – Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, NY
10/31 – Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ
11/2 & 11/3 – Landmark Ken Theatre, San Diego
11/8 & 11/9 – Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
11/10 – Alamo Drafthouse, Woodbridge, VA
11/10 – Alamo Drafthouse, Ashburn, VA
12/20 – 12/24 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
Available for purchase from Grindhouse Releasing and designed by Tad Leger, the collectible one-sheet features rare photos from the original Evil Dead movie poster shoot by Mike Ditz.