The Evil Dead

‘Evil Dead’ (1981) 4K Remaster Hitting Theaters With New 5.1 Soundtrack

Grindhouse Releasing sends word they’re bringing Sam Raimi’s immortal classic EVIL DEAD back to theaters! The film will be presented for the first time in 4K and feature a terrifying new soundtrack. Original composer Joseph LoDuca was given the opportunity to re-imagine his score and produce a new 5.1 surround mix with Marti Humphrey and Jussi Tegelman (Drag Me To Hell, The Evil Dead). Sounds awesome! No pun intended!

Read on for all the details!

Evil Dead Remastered Details From Grindhouse Releasing

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.”

Very cool! Check out their poster for the promotion!

Evil Dead

I don’t see any dates on Fandango yet, but I’m sure we’ll have some soon. There is a booking contact, so it’s just a matter of time. Contact your local theater today and tell them to it home!

Final Thoughts

I can’t wait! This is one of my all time favorite films (Jeremy Herbert agrees with me in his editorial here). An absolute classic! I never dreamed I’d ever get the chance to see this one on the big screen. I absolutely LOVED the sound design in Drag Me To Hell. That portion of this project is obviously in GREAT hands!

What do you think? Will you go see the 4K remastered EVIL DEAD with an all new soundtrack in theaters? Tell us in the comments!

About Kenn Hoekstra

PopHorror Writer. Associate Editor. @PopHorrorNews Tweeter. Also... Screenwriter. Blogger. Horror Movie Aficionado. Wisconsin Sports Fan. IT Guy. Father. Smartass. People's Champion. TIME Person of the Year - 2006.

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