The Evil Dead Remake Plot Synopsis. Fede Alvarez‘s The Evil Dead (2013) plot synopsis is from a script written by Fede Alvarez, Diablo Cody, Rodo Sayagues, and Sam Raimi. The upcoming American Film Market got their hands on the synopsis for the upcoming horror film remake. A few things have been added to the mix but much has stayed the same. If you have seen The Evil Dead or The Evil Dead 2, you will find little variation in the official plot synopsis for the remake.
The official plot synopsis for The Evil Dead remake:
Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
Versus the plot synopsis for the original film:
Michigan State students, Ash, Scotty, Linda, Cheryl and Shelly, venture into the hills and mountains of Tennessee to spend a weekend in an isolated cabin. There they find The Book of the Dead (a fictional Sumerian text), otherwise known as “Morturom Demonto” (referred to in the sequels as the “Necronomicon Ex-Mortis”). They also find and play a tape recording of demonic incantations from the book, unwittingly resurrecting malevolent demons and spirits. The demons start to isolate and kill them off
Bruce Campbell is still reportedly making a cameo in the film. Hopefully it will be a humorous character like his three cameos in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman films.
The following are potentially (Spoilers) for The Evil Dead remake, where the film may actually get original and strike out on its own:
the kids all head to the cabin in order to help one of their number kick a serious drug habit. The site says “the “new spin” is the motivation behind the trip, with the lead character taking his younger sister to the family’s cabin to help her kick her drug addiction. Without her drugs she becomes insane and difficult to control, which makes it impossible to see that she’s actually possessed.” And passages from the Book of the Dead, i.e. the spoken spells that awake the dead, are not played back via tape recording, but read by one of the young characters — someone who evidently has the ability to read ancient Sumerian, or whatever arcane language is written in the book.
That is what I am talking about. That is how you add new elements to a film and make something new, not necessarily better, but new. The younger sister plot line is a brillant invention if they can pull it off right. “Dead by Dawn.” What do you think of the plot line for the remake The Evil Dead?