After the release of the first proper trailer for Evil Dead Rise, it wasn’t long before horror dogs on social media were pointing out the similarities between the sequel and the ’80s horror film Demons 2. “Evil Dead Rise gives off Demons 2 vibes. I’m in!” tweeted @EmmaOfTheImpactPost comparison shots of possessed people from the two films for posterity.
Indeed, many of the responses to the trailer comparing Evil Dead Rise to Demons 2 drew attention to the similarities in creature design between the Deadites and the Demons. Others pointed out how much the plot and setting seemed to be borrowed from the 1986 horror film, too (via IMDb). For example, both films appear to be set in a high-rise apartment in the city.
“#EvilDeadRise gives me DEMONS 2 vibes. I hope they go wild with this and have a whole apartment complex full of deadites!” wrote @JacobDavison_. Like zombies, the Deadites’ ability to spread to others so quickly is part of what makes the creature so frightening, and the premise of 10 or 20 stories of terror-filled carnage is undoubtedly an enticing one for fans of the horror genre. Regardless, viewers will have to wait until the film hits theaters on April 13 to see what Evil Dead Rise has in store for them.