Nyversionen av Evil Dead som släpptes för fem år sedan var en rejäl vattendelare. Vissa älskade den råa skräckfilmen medan andra inte alls gillade den. Evil Dead var den första filmen som Fede Alvarez gjorde och har sen dess regisserat Don't Breathe och regisserar även kommande The Girl in the Spider's Web. Alvarez har ett par projekt inplanerade därefter men har inte helt stängt dörren till en uppföljare av Evil Dead.
"Look, I love those movies. Making my Evil Dead was an amazing experience, it was my first film. So, going back at some point will be a possibility. I mean, I'm really good friends with all those guys, with Bruce, and Sam, and Rob. So, we always chat about it. The good news — and I think that's what sometimes people don't understand — is, none of those guys will make any of these movies just because they can, just because it's good business. They will only make it if they believe they have some good story to tell. A lot of people say that in this industry, but most of the time it's not true. With those guys, all of us involved in those movies, we will just make them if we believe there's a story that has to be told, and is awesome, and is great, and we believe that it will be better than anything that will be done before in that world. [When] we find that story, when we all agree on what it is, it will probably happen."