Evil Dead Remake Plot Overview Revealed

Spider_Inferno | 09 December 2011 | 1 Comment   


Spoilers ahead!

Some new details have leaked online of the new Evil Dead reboot movie. Evil Dead is about to begin production and is produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Unfortunately Campbell won’t be starring in it, but don’t be surprised if he makes a cameo. It appears that we now have some new insight into the script thanks to the delinquents over at Moviehole who managed to get their hands on some spoiler-rific production notes!

The overview is very reminiscent of the original Evil Dead, complete with coyote attacks and evil trees. One thing that bothers me is the lack of humor in the overview, while the original Evil Dead was never intended to be a comedy, the cheese factor was what made it a cult classic. And what’s with no Ash? If you’re going to reboot the series do it right!

Check out the overview for yourself.

Mia and David, estranged siblings who have recently lost their mother (Mia’s taking it the hardest being that she’s the one who spent most days at the hospital watching her mother deteriorate) have reunited, along with some old friends and his David’s fiancee, for an intervention at THAT old cabin. It’s here that the near rehabilitated Mia (who has apparently already been cast) will also toss the last of her drugs down the well and finally go cold Turkey.

A big storm sets in. Everyone heads to the cabin. The book of the dead is found, and arrogant Eric (one of the friends along for the trip) takes the most interest in transcribing passages from it. Always the dicks that bring the trouble, right?

Meanwhile Mia struggles with her newly sober self — BIG TIME. She was going slightly loopy anyway from a recent overdose (one in which she technically died from but was brought back) so no surprise that Mia is the first and worst to go bananas. And no surprise either that nobody believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her!

Convinced this is just a crazy druggo coming to grips with her new reality, the gang insist Mia stay put. As far as they’re concerned, she’ll do anything to get out of the cabin and back to the comfort of a bar.

The stuff Mia starts seeing (she sees in the mirror a bloody face with a cracked skull sticking out) and doing (vomiting blood and vile at her friends; getting trigger-happy with a rifle) is alarming; but again, David and co say she’s not leaving until she’s cold turkey. Bad idea obviously — the more time in the cabin, the further the demon that lives there can climb inside her body and take it over.

Covered in burns and blisters, and with bloodshot eyes, and complete with a new macabre grin, Mia goes allJack Torrance on her mates. Even after she’s injected with tranquilizers, the wild young woman is still a menace. They have no choice but to lock her in.. well, “Evil Dead” fans will know what that’s about.

There’s some fun moments. With great effects, they could look a treat. For instance, when the gang do decide its time to get Mia to the hospital, David grabs the girl and they drive to the bridge they came in on… Only its gone now! Water has swallowed it whole.

The demons plan, of course, is to take everyone’s soul by the end of the film (with Mia’s help). There’s no Ash to make sure that doesn’t happen, so it’s grim..

  • http://nerdsraging.com Juliette B Edwards

    Grim sounds about right…