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The EVIL DEAD Remake Plot Details You've Been Waiting For - It's Make Or Break Time!

If you're a fan of the "Evil Dead" series then the remake is probably hot on your list of films that you're at the very least curious about. One thing we knew going in is that Sam Raimi would be producing via his Ghosthouse Pictures Production company and that "wonderkins" new director Fede Alvarez with script penned by Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody.

We also got word a few months ago that Bruce Campbell would have a cameo in the film but there would be no "Ash" character. This film is supposed to take the "Cabin in the Woods" storyline mix it with the "Necronomicon" and introduce a whole new evil to a new generation. Today, via MovieHole, we get the details we've all be waiting for.

The redo plays it a lot more serious. These aren’t cartoonish heroes like Bruce Campbell’s Ash was in the original films, these are real folks with real world problems. And by golly are they in for some scary - not at all amung shit.

Mia and David, estranged blings 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.

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 inst 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 inde her body and take it over.

Covered in burns and blisters, and with bloodshot eyes, and complete with a new macabre grin, Mia goes all Jack 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.

With gory moments that remind one of “Hellraiser” or “Cabin Fever” more than anything, and with obvious “Shining” comparisons, “Evil Dead” sounds like it’s going to be a perfectly good horror movie…just not an “Evil Dead” movie.

The new "Evil Dead" is set to start shooting in New Zealand next March, 2012. Stay tuned as I will be trying my best to beat BooMan and Bnizzle on all these facts. lol.

Source: ... ead-remake
Shakelford, J. Rusty Thursday 12/08/2011 at 09:00 AM | 88068
If that's legit, I could get into it. Still, the geek/fanboy in me just won't be satisfied if they don't bring back Henrietta lol.
DaShape Thursday 12/08/2011 at 03:19 PM | 88076
Agreed Shape, I am very interested to see if they make this without screwing it up!!! Crosng fingers. :)
Horror Domain - Cursed Evil Overlord Friday 12/09/2011 at 12:23 AM | 88092
Hhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm,I kinda like it.Its a different twist that still fits in with the original.I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
zombie10 Friday 12/09/2011 at 12:26 AM | 88093
Wow. This is a crazy plot for such a mple movie. I definatly have mixed feelings about this, but I understand that the 1st Evil Dead was it's own horror movie- totally unaware of it's own cult following, and Ash wasn't the awesome hero he turned out to be. But it seems like this "David" guy is totally gonna take "Ash's" place. I mean just look at the supposed plot- the ster goes crazy, (while being possed by a demon) and the brother is trying to help her while dealing with his own girlfriend, now his fiancee. And in any case, whether there be sequels or not, we are not going to follow Ash, which would totally work in the series if they just had completely different, random people at the cabin in every sequel. But in this one the characters mirror the one's from the first movie, and that could be a problem.

Oh yeah, I'll bet my nuts they ruin everything good about the original......and I really like my nuts.
Nick Death Friday 12/09/2011 at 02:55 AM | 88097
it sounds extremely deep for an Evil Dead flick. The franchise has always clung to strong humor (even the first film, which is ealy the least humorous of the three existing pictures), and I'm not sure how the dramatic turn will play out. I'm hopeful, but not legitimately optimistic.
Matt_Molgaard Friday 12/09/2011 at 05:02 PM | 88108
I never thought I'd say it, but sounds pretty cool. I was actually fearing an even more comedic and "hip" style story. Grim is good.
ny ghoul Friday 12/09/2011 at 07:06 PM | 88111
Sounds like it would be a great movie..........if it was called anything but Evil Dead :(
cash Friday 12/16/2011 at 05:22 AM | 88327
Wow, can't wait for this one! .. as others have mentioned, hopefully it does the original justice!
Nokturnas Friday 1/06/2012 at 07:15 PM | 89044