A narrator explains about the Necronomicon De Ex Mortis, roughly translated, the Book of the Dead. It is a portal to evil. In the 1300s, it vanished.
Ash and his girlfriend tool down the road in the Sam Raimi Special, the 73 Oldsmobile. They are heading out to a remote cabin for the weekend for a little
somethin’ somethin’. They go over the ominous and creaky bridge.
That night, Linda is about to experience How to Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way firsthand. He gives her a necklace. They discover the tape recorder of Professor
A flashback ensues. Knowby discovers the Necronomicon. He came to the cabin to study the book. Reciting the book brings the evil to posses the living. The tape recording
begins to recite the first of the demon resurrection passages.
Something in the woods heads to the cabin. It breaks in and goes after Linda. Ash finds her gone and rushes into the woods to search for her. Suddenly, a demonic Linda
chases him. Trying to jump him, Ash accidentally knocks her block off. Ash buries her in the woods.
Later, the POV monster crashes into the cabin and gets Ash. Twirly Bruce Campbell ensues. He has become possessed. The rising sun drives the evil away and exorcizes
Ash. In the late afternoon, Ash awakens and decides to get out of the woods. The 73 Oldsmobile races towards the bridge which is down.
Ash rages at the futility of it but realizes soon it will be dark. Seeing the setting sun, he knows the creature is coming. Ash races away from it and crashes his car. Miraculously,
he manages to escape the creature that searches the cabin and leaves. Ash climbs out of the cellar.
Elsewhere, Annie Knowby and her boyfriend or assistant, Ed, arrive at a nearby airport.
I didn't know the 80s had many preppy hair metal bands.
Annie has discovered more pages of the Necronomicon. They’ll head to the cabin before beginning the translation.
Ash sits quietly in the cabin and looking scared to death. He starts searching the cabin. The piano begins playing by itself. Looking out the window, the evil decomposing Linda
does a little dance and vanishes. Suddenly, she appears right outside the cabin and smacks him around.
He awakens from the nightmare only to find Linda’s head in his lap. She bites his hand and won’t let go.
You have no idea how hard it is to avoid making any getting head jokes at this point.
He runs to the work shed and manages to pry Linda’s head off his
hand. When noticing the chainsaw is gone, Linda’s body staggers in wielding it clumsily. A chainsaw massacre ensues with a victorious Ash. He fires up the ‘saw for the first
time, and Linda reverts to sweet looking girl and begs for mercy. Evil Linda mocks Ash who is starting to learn how to swing a mean blade.
Ash takes the chainsaw back to the cabin but abandons it for a shotgun. A rocking chair begins rocking by itself. When, he gets close to the chair. It stops. Looking into a
mirror, he tries consoling himself. His reflection doesn’t believe in consoling him and grabs him and starts choking him. Suddenly, it is just a hallucination.
He inspects the mirror again when his right hand, the one demon Linda bit, attacks him. Ash tries to keep the hand at bay.
Annie and Ed are stopped when some road warning signs are put out. They learn the bridge is down. Bobbie Jo, the chaw spitting girl, and Jake the redneck will show them
a trail to the cabin.
The hand is breaking plates over Ash’s head. The Red Right Hand, (sorry, got to through out the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds reference around killer hands;) The hand
spots or senses a nearby butcher knife and drags Ash to it. It is just about to get the knife, and Ash runs a knife through his hand. Chainsaw separation ensues.
Annie, Ed, Jake, and Bobbie trek down the trail.
In the cabin, Ash traps the hand in can. He bandages his stump when the hand escapes. Ash can’t find it.
A hero that rises far beyond the severed hand that tries to kill him.
A few shotgun blasts later, the hand is still free. The evil hand is caught in a mouse trap but gets loose. A few more holes in the wall, gallons of blood shot out of the holes.
Ash is getting awfully crazy when the mounted deer head laughs at him.
When stuffed deer heads laugh at you, you've really screwed up...
Lamps, books, and inanimate objects join in the fun. He hears a knock on the door. Everything stops.
He puts a couple of shots through the door. He peeks out and doesn’t see anything. Letting his guard down, Jake jumps him. Ed holds Ash down. Bobbie Jo and Annie
come inside. Annie sees a bloody chainsaw and a blood splattered nut job in the cabin of her parents. She smacks him around.
Jake drags Ash and tosses him in the cellar and locks it. .
Jake checks on Bobbie’s wound. Annie knows her father was there. She plays the tape recorder. Knowby explains his wife was possessed. He killed her but didn’t
dismember the body. Henrietta was buried in the fruit cellar. Suddenly, Henrietta bursts from the ground and chases Ash.
Ash begs to be let out. The group slowly lets him out before Henrietta gets him.
Henrietta attacks Jake. Ash closes the cellar trap door on the demonic Henrietta. One of her eyeballs pops out and flies across the room and is swallowed by Bobbie
Jo. Henrietta is trapped in the cellar.
Ash tries explaining what is out in the woods. Bobbie Jo freaks out again. I don’t know I’m sure she’s swallowed a lot of worse things than eyeballs if she’s been dating
Jake for long.
A human looking Henrietta is singing a lullaby. Ash keeps Annie from opening the cellar trap door.
Ed turns into a demon. Freaky voice ensues how they want to return. Ed attacks Bobbie. He goes to free Henrietta from the cellar. Ash runs off and returns with an axe
renders Ed limb from limb.
Annie, Ash, Bobbie, and Jake don’t hear a single thing. Suddenly, trains, machine guns, horses, etc are heard. The bedroom door cracks open. Ash and Annie go to
investigate it. The other two join them. The ghost of Professor Knowby appears. The pages of the Necronomicon, Annie brought can save them and dispel the evil.
Evil Hand grabs Bobbie Jo. She runs out of the cabin into the woods.
Vines grab her and drag her deeper into the woods.
Annie and Ash look at the pages. Jake is worried about Bobbie and wants to search for her. Annie explains about how the pages recount the story of the Hero from the
Sky in the 1300s that destroyed the evil. Ash gets a funny feeling about it. Annie finds the necessary incantations. The first one will manifest the evil into a physical
form. The second will create a vortex that dispels the evil.
Jake grabs the shotgun and will force them to help search for Bobbie. He grabs the pages and throws them into the cellar.
Jake smacks Ash around. As they search, Jake gets more hysterical. The POV monster is getting closer. He starts to regain a little sense when demonic Ash attacks.
Evil Ash throws Jake around.
Annie gets back to the cabin and grabs an ornate knife. Hearing a noise, she readies herself to attack and stabs Jake in the chest. Evil Ash pops up.
Ladies, can you believe he's still available?
Annie can’t grasp the notion you can’t have a screaming guy in the door frame and close the door. She is able to get the door close before Ash gets inside.
Annie pulls the knife out of Jake’s chest and drags him into the living room. Accidentally, he is left to close to the cellar trapdoor. Henrietta drags him into the cellar as a
blood shower ensues.
Evil Ash gets in and tosses Annie around the room. Approaching her, he spots the necklace he gave to Linda. Crying, Demonic Ash reverts to his human form.
Annie tries wielding an axe against him. Ash is able to convince her he is fine. However, they need the pages from the cellar.
Workshop fu ensues. Ash has attached the chainsaw to the stump on his right arm. Quickly, he uses the saw to turn the shotgun into a sawed off
The POV monster is approaching the cabin.
Ash cuts his way into the cellar and plumbs the dark depths. He discovers some of the pages and no Henrietta. He finds more of the pages and finds the remains of
Jake. The pages are given to Annie. As Ash is climbing out of the cellar, Henrietta gets the drop on him.
Annie starts chanting the first incantation. She looks into the cellar then Henrietta grabs her.
Ash crawls out of the cellar to battle a demonic Henrietta portrayed by Ted Raimi. A smackdown ensues. Henrietta seems to be getting the upper hand.
Annie distracts Henrietta. Ash uses the time to plant the chainsaw in Henrietta’s stomach. A true dismemberment ensues. Ash finishes off Henrietta’s head with
a .30 gauge goodbye.
Annie is distraught by everything. They hug as the physical manifestation of the evil attacks the cabin.
She hasn’t started the second spell to banish the evil.
As she starts that incantation, the Evil Hand plants a knife in her back.
The creature has grabbed Ash.
The dying Annie completes the incantation.
The vortex appears and draws Ash’s car into its maw. As Ash battles the creature, it is pulled into the vortex. However, the vortex hasn’t dissipated. It is still sucking
things into its maw.
Ash is pulled into the vortex, too. Trippy visuals like the space warp scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey ensues.
The car falls to the ground followed by Ash.
Knights surround Ash and are about to kill him when a flying deadite flies overhead. Ash takes it out in one shot. The knights are in awe and praise him as the Hero from
the sky who will deliver them. Ash is in the 1300s.