?Bloody Disgusting got the scoop, so I’ll let them tell it:
After 3 long months, Bloody D has finally scored the inside scoop on the plot crunch for The Evil Dead, and honestly, it’s pretty damn disappointing.
The reboot is true to the roots of Raimi’s original as it follows a
group of friends who hole up in a remote cabin, discover the “Book of
the Dead” and accidentally unleash an unrelenting group of Deadites.
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
The worst part, though, is that one of the friends unleashes the demons
by deciphering the Book of the Dead and reading the passages aloud.
(Yeah, because just some kid would know how to read ancient text. Sigh.)
You know, when I read this last night, I planned on writing an angry screed today, as is my wont, but I don’t have it in me. Seriously, I have no expectations of decency from the Evil Dead remake. I know Bruce Campbell says it’s going to be awesome, and I love Bruce Campbell, but I’m not actually willing to take his word on it. An Ash-less Evil Dead is so intrinsically unimportant to me they can have the demons be a bad LSD trip for all I care. It’s like breaking windows on the Titanic. Yeah, they’re making things worse, I guess, but there are bigger problems to deal with.