Evil Dead Moves Up a Week to April 5


Following this morning’s news that Twentieth Century Fox Film was moving The Heat from April 5th to June 28th comes word from Bruce Campbell himself that Sony’s TriStar Pictures has moved Evil Dead up a week from April 12th to April 5th.

The only other wide release for April 5 is Universal’s 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

In the remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Evil Dead stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore. It has been rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language.