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I’m not the biggest fan of this upcoming remake of “Evil Dead”. The fact that Sam Raimi is not just 100% behind this, but is the engine that’s making it happen leaves such a bad, bad taste in my mouth like you wouldn’t believe. You’d think that, of all the people out there, he would be the one guy you can be certain wouldn’t want anyone touching what has become such a major horror classic and a reason why many people are such fans of his (myself included). But alas, no. And so, whatever, this will be the last time I whine about this remake, and from here on out, it’s straight reporting on this subject matter.
Wanna know what happens in the remake? The boys at Moviehole got their hands on some very SPOILERIFIC plot details from the upcoming movie. You’ve been warned.
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. As reported by Bloody Disgusting this week, 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 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.
Ah, the basement.
The production will be shooting in New Zealand, with Fede Alvarez directing from a script featuring revisions by Diablo Cody (of “Juno” and “Jennifer’s Body” fame).
The dead are scheduled to rise again in 2013.