LIsten up, Deadites! Grindhouse Releasing, announced last week that they are bringing Sam Raimi’s cult horror classic, Evil Dead, back to the big screen. Details of the film’s new remixed and mastered musical score, composed by Joseph LoDuca (Army of Darkness), Grindhouse Releasing also discussed the film’s “stunning 4K transfer” in detail.
According to Academy Award-winning film editor and Grindhouse Releasing owner, Bob Murawski (The Hurtlocker), “With this fantastic new score, Joe LoDuca proves that he’s the Bartok of blood, the Shostakovich of shock, the Mahler of the macabre. The new music, new sound mix and new 4K restoration have elevated EVIL DEAD from the scary to the sublime.”
Even the film’s star, Bruce Campbell, shared some words regarding this exciting news, stating: “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!”
This revisiting of LoDuca’s musical score within the Evil Dead universe is an exciting venture to experience, especially on the big screen! According to Grindhouse Releasing, Murawski has been working closely with Raimi in restoring the film to its ultimate glory, straight from the original 16mm camera negatives. And what better person to bring this project to fruition, than the man who’s worked with Raimi for three decades on films such as Army of Darkness, Spider-Man 1, 2, & 3, Drag Me To Hell, and Ash vs. The Evil Dead.
Can’t wait for the new 4K restoration to hit theaters? You can get your hands on LoDuca’s original score from Mondo, titled Evil Dead: A Nightmare Reimagined, right now! What are your favorite moments in Evil Dead? Let us know Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook. Stay ghoulish, friends!