The Evil Dead tells the tale of a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find the Necronomicon, The Book Of The Dead, and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens are turned into deadites (zombies). With only one remaining - Ash (Bruce Campbell) - it is up to him to survive the night and battle The Evil Dead.