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Love the idea or hate it, the reboot of Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL
DEAD is on its way to theaters, and now there’s a date for the flick to mark on
your calendars to go with plot details that have been making their way across the
Box Office Mojo reports that
the new EVIL DEAD will be released April 12, 2013—the 30th anniversary of the
original, which first hit screens April 15, 1983—under Sony Pictures’ Tri-Star
banner. Directed by Fede Alvarez from a script he wrote with Rodo Sayagues and
Diablo Cody, the movie will have less humor than its predecessor and be more
akin to THE SHINING, according to reports accompanying story details that
cropped up the other day. Here they are, courtesy of Moviehole, with a SPOILER ALERT in effect:
“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 fiancée, for an intervention at that old cabin.
“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
“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.”
Things get worse from there, and this time there’s no Ash to
save the day. Stay tuned for further developments…
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