Ahead of its upcoming release, Elizabeth Banks has actually exposed an impact on Cocaine Bear wasEvil Dead The Evil Dead franchise will let loose a 5th installation with Evil Dead Rise, directed by Lee Cronin, starring Alyssa Sutherland andLily Sullivan For the longest time, nevertheless, the franchise included 3 motion pictures, Evil Dead, Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, and Army of Darkness, all of which were directed by Sam Raimi and starredBruce Campbell As Banks states, through EW:

“I mean, Evil Dead, just in terms of tone, is such a touchpoint for me. You know, Sam has a great wink about what he does. I love gore. I think it’s really fun. It’s always struck me as very funny in a weird way. It’s a trope of the genre that I wanted to play with in this case. I just didn’t think we could make a movie about a rampaging bear on a bender without the gore. I mean, bears literally eat their prey alive.”

Years after making his Evil Dead trilogy, Raimi went on to make another widely known trilogy of superhero movies. The Spider-Man trilogy starred Tobey Maguire as the eponymous character, with Banks herself in a supporting function as Betty Brant, the secretary to J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons). Though the character wasn’t rather as popular as the comic variation, who dated Peter Parker for a while, making the trilogy was still an enjoyable experience for Banks.

“I loved working with him. It was on the set of Spider-Man, watching him work with the cinematographer Bill Pope, that I first had the inkling that maybe I could be a director someday. So I find him to be really inspirational.”

Other Influences

A scene from Jurassic Park

Evil Dead and Raimi weren’t the only impacts on Banks for the making ofCocaine Bear “We were making a movie in the ’80s, so, of course, John Carpenter comes to mind.” During that years, Carpenter brought out 3 cult classics starring Kurt Russell, which were Escape from New York, The Thing, and Big Trouble inLittle China Recently, Carpenter functioned as an author on Blumhouse’s Halloween trilogy, a series that he began.

“Another touchpoint for me was Jurassic Park. The first Jurassic Park is sort of a true north in the way that, when they first saw the dinosaurs in that movie, you thought, ‘Oh man, that’s so awe-inspiring, look at that,’ and then that wonder turns to fear.”

Jurassic Park was a 1993 cult timeless directed by Steven Spielberg and based upon the book of the exact same name byMichael Crichton It had to do with a group of visitors being welcomed to an island amusement park where dinosaurs when again strolled theEarth If you have not seen the film, you most likely currently understand that, however prior to whatever fails, the very first scene of the dinosaurs (after the opening) is framed in such a way that’s really magnificent.

“For me, bears are not inherently scary, so we had to create that scenario at the very beginning of the movie where it is wonderful to see a bear in nature, we all get a little like, woo, cool, it’s titillating, but then you also don’t want it to come too close to you. Your instincts do kick in; you do understand that it’s an apex predator. And so, playing with that, Jurassic Park was a real touchstone for us.”