In news that will sadden fans, the long awaited and much anticipated sequel EVIL DEAD RISES, which is the fourth film of the much loved horror franchise (ignoring the remake), is to bypass cinemas and head straight to streaming on HBO MAX.

Is this a sign of the future of new releases?

With Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell on producing duties, the pressure is on director Lee Cronin to deliver a film, worthy of the last three instalments and hope is high that it will deliver for a much loyal fanbase.

Here is the synopsis in which both Alyssa Sutherland and Lilly Sullivan star.

two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.