The story begins in an isolated cabin in the woods. It was there that young Ash Williams and his friends stumbled upon a book and unwittingly unleashed an ancient evil on the Earth. After losing all of his friends, and his right hand, the evil was vanquished and life returned to normal. Ash settled into the quiet life, living in a trailer park, drinking in dives and working in an undemanding, dead-end job.
But evil doesn't sleep forever. Thirty years later, poor Ash screwed up and recited passages from that book one lousy time and evil has found him again!
Now it's time for Ash to reclaim his chainsaw and save the world again from an evil worse than anything he has confronted before.