Grindhouse Releasing Bringing Evil Dead Back to Theaters in 4K with an Exclusive New Soundtrack

The composer of the original film, Joe LoDuca, takes another stab at scoring the classic horror film.

By Chris Morse

The original Evil Dead is returning to theaters with an all-new 4K restoration and soundtrack, courtesy of Grindhouse Releasing. Announced late last week were the details for this release, which brings back original composer Joe LoDuca for a new take on the film’s score and a new surround mix created by Marti Humphrey and Jussi Tegelman, both of whom also worked on Ash vs Evil Dead.

Grindhouse Releasing’s Bob Murawski, who previously edited for Army of Darkness and Ash vs Evil Dead, worked closely with Sam Raimi to restore the beloved horror film from the original 16mm negatives, creating this new 4K transfer to be premiered in theaters at a later date.

The new soundtrack is freshly balanced and mixed with the rest of the film’s sound design and should enhance the overall viewing experience.

The Evil Dead, the film that kicked off a fan-favorite horror franchise, was written and directed by Sam Raimi and features Bruce Campbell in the iconic role of Ash Williams. It’s the story of five friends who travel to a cabin in the woods and discover a book and audio tape, unknowingly releasing demons by reading from the book of the dead, the Necronomicon. The movie first premiered in 1981.

As for the business side of things, theatrical sales director David Szulkin is the point of contact for bookings and can be reached at info@grindhousereleasing.com. It’s only a matter of time before specific showings and possibly even a new home video release are announced, so stay tuned to Dead Entertainment and keep up to date on all the latest.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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