Fede Alvarez & Diablo Cody
Raimi wrote, directed and, along with Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, produced the original horror classic "The Evil Dead" that tells the story of five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths 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. "The Evil Dead" spawned a franchise with the equally successful installments "Evil Dead II" and "Army of Darkness."
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