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Evil Dead Rise Must Learn From Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Mistakes

Evil Dead Rise has a lot it can learn from the mistakes of Ghostbusters Afterlife like telling a new story without succumbing to nostalgia.

Evil Dead Rise has a lot it can learn from the mistakes Ghostbusters Afterlife made. After the wildly divisive 2016 Ghostbusters requel Sony sought to placate uneasy Ghostbusters fans with a more traditional sequel. Ghostbusters Afterlife acts as a reboot in that it follows all-new characters in an all new setting. Similarly the upcoming film Evil Dead Rise plans on acting as a reboot of the Evil Dead franchise following a new cast of characters.This is not the first time the Evil Dead franchise has rebooted itself. In 2013 Fede Alvarez helmed a more horror oriented remake of The Evil Dead. The remake is straightforward as it follows a new cast of characters that mostly fill the same roles as the original cast. Fede Alvarezs legacy is tied to classic horror and that translates into the 2013 remakes creative approach.

Evil Dead Rise however will somewhat reinvent the franchise as its seeking to discard the decrepit Knowby cabin for a cramped Los Angeles apartment building. Ghostbusters Afterlifes premise is very similar in that it takes place in a small town far away from the bustling New York environment choosing to focus on a cast of child characters that evoke Stephen King stories and Stranger Things.Ghostbusters Afterlife however makes some missteps as a reboot. Due to their similarities its possible Evil Dead Rise may make the same mistakes that Ghostbusters Afterlife did. Its important that Evil Dead Rise remains its own story while still retaining the spirit of the Evil Dead franchise or else it will have the same problems to overcome as Ghostbusters 4. If it relies too heavily on nostalgia and fan service it will be weighed down.

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