Evil lurks within the pages of the Sumerian Book of the Dead in this spine-chilling horror novel inspired by The Evil Dead.
It was a warm summer day in 1979, and a group of college students were excitedly packing up their car with everything they needed for a weekend getaway. They had decided to rent an old cabin in the woods, just a few hours outside of town. It was going to be a fun break from their busy school schedules, a chance to unwind and make some memories.
As they drove deeper into the forest, the trees grew taller and the road became more rugged. But the students were too distracted by their excitement to notice. It wasn’t until they reached the cabin that they realized just how isolated they were. The cabin was old and rundown, with peeling paint and a creaky front porch. But it had a rustic charm that the students found endearing.
As they unloaded their bags and settled into the cabin, one of them stumbled upon a mysterious book hidden in a corner of the living room. It was bound in old leather, with strange markings etched into the cover. Curiosity piqued, they began to flip through its pages.
But they had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
Chapter 1: The Arrival
The sun had begun to set as the students arrived at the cabin. They were greeted by the sound of crickets chirping and the rustle of leaves in the wind. The cabin was nestled deep in the woods, surrounded by towering trees. It was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The group consisted of five friends – Ash, Linda, Scott, Shelly, and Cheryl. They had been looking forward to this weekend for weeks, eager to spend some quality time together and enjoy all that the great outdoors had to offer. They had planned to hike, play games, and roast marshmallows over an open fire.
As they unloaded their bags from the car and settled into the cabin, they each chose a room to make their own. Ash and Linda took the master bedroom, Scott and Shelly took the guest room, and Cheryl was left with the small room at the end of the hallway. She didn’t mind, though – she was just happy to be there.
The cabin may have been old and rustic, but it had a certain charm that the friends found endearing. The walls were made of rough-hewn wood, the floors creaked with every step, and the furniture was mismatched. But it felt cozy and lived-in, as if it had seen its fair share of laughter and good times over the years.
After unpacking their bags, the friends decided to explore their surroundings. They traipsed through the woods, drinking in the sights and sounds of nature. They marveled at the towering trees, the babbling brook, and the birds chirping overhead. It was a peaceful, idyllic scene.
As the day turned to dusk, the friends returned to the cabin, eager to start a fire and settle in for the night. Ash, being the outdoorsman of the group, quickly got a fire going in the fireplace, while the others rummaged through the kitchen for snacks and drinks.
It was while they were poking through the kitchen cabinets that Cheryl stumbled upon something unexpected. Tucked away in the corner of the living room was an old book, bound in faded leather. It caught her eye, and she picked it up, flipping through the pages.
The book was unlike anything they had ever seen before. The pages were filled with strange markings and symbols, written in a language they couldn’t read. They couldn’t even tell what kind of book it was – was it a diary? A journal? A spellbook?
As the friends gathered around Cheryl, peering over her shoulder at the strange book, they decided to try and decipher its secrets. Maybe it was a code they could crack, or maybe it held some kind of treasure map. They were giddy with excitement, eager to unravel the book’s mysteries.
But little did they know, they were about to open a door to something far more sinister than they could have ever imagined.
Chapter 2: The Ritual
The group of college students sat around the cabin’s living room, giddy with excitement for their weekend getaway. They had found the perfect spot – a secluded cabin deep in the woods – where they could let loose and forget about their studies for a few days.
As they explored the cabin, one of the students stumbled upon a book hidden away in the basement. It was old and worn, its pages yellowed with age. As they picked it up, a chill ran down their spine. It seemed almost…evil.
One of the students, a self-proclaimed history buff, recognized the book as a Sumerian Book of the Dead. According to legend, it was used to summon evil spirits and demons to do the bidding of those who recited its passages.
At first, the students were hesitant to touch the book. But as the night wore on and boredom set in, their curiosity got the better of them. They began to recite a passage from the book, laughing and joking as they did so.
But as they spoke the ancient words, an unnatural energy began to fill the cabin. The temperature dropped, and the air grew thick with an otherworldly presence. Suddenly, they heard a voice – deep and menacing – booming through the cabin.
It spoke in a language they couldn’t understand, yet they knew that it was warning them of something terrible to come. Panicked, they tried to run from the cabin, but it was as if an invisible force was holding them back.
One by one, the students began to feel something inside of them shift. They felt a darkness creeping in, twisting their thoughts and emotions into something unrecognizable. Suddenly, their eyes rolled back into their heads, and they collapsed to the floor.
When they awoke, they were different. Gone were their bright and cheerful personalities, replaced by something darker and more sinister. They moved with a strange grace, their eyes glinting with something that was not quite human.
The leader of the group, Ash, tried to reason with his friends. He begged them to snap out of it, to come back to themselves. But they only snarled and lunged at him, their bodies contorting in unnatural ways.
As the night wore on, more and more of the students fell under the book’s spell. They attacked each other relentlessly, unable to control their actions. Ash and a few of the others barricaded themselves in one of the bedrooms, hoping to ride out the night.
But as the sun began to rise, they knew that they were in for a long and terrifying ride. The evil entity that had been awakened by their ritual was not going to let them go so easily.
As they huddled together, listening to the sounds of their possessed friends outside, they knew that they were in for a fight. They would have to band together and fight for their survival.
Little did they know that the worst was yet to come. The evil entity had only just begun to take hold over them, and what lay ahead was something that none of them could have ever imagined.
Chapter 3: Possession
The once happy group of college students had now been transformed by the evil presence that had taken residence within the cabin. Their once bright personalities had been replaced with dark and sinister ones, driven by the overwhelming desire to kill.
As the night fell, the students began to hear strange noises coming from outside the cabin. They looked around nervously, unsure of what to do next. Suddenly, the door to the cabin burst open, and a possessed Ash charged inside with a chainsaw in hand.
The other students screamed and scattered as Ash chased after them, his eyes ablaze with an otherworldly energy. Mia, who had been the first to read from the Sumerian Book of the Dead, was the first to be attacked. Ash lunged at her, his chainsaw roaring to life.
Mia managed to dodge aside, but Ash was relentless. He swung the chainsaw at her, narrowly missing her head. She screamed and stumbled backwards, falling to the floor. Ash stepped forward, lifting his weapon high above his head.
Just as he was about to strike, David, one of the other students, tackled him from behind. Ash fell to the ground, his chainsaw skittering away. David struggled to hold him down as the others crowded around.
“What the hell is going on?” David demanded, holding Ash by the shoulders.
“He’s not Ash anymore,” Mia moaned, still lying on the floor. “He’s possessed.”
The others looked at her in horror. They had played with forces beyond their comprehension, and now they were paying the price.
As they watched, Ash began to change. His body contorted and twisted, expanding and contracting as if he were made of rubber. His face elongated, his eyes growing larger and more malevolent.
With an otherworldly roar, he lunged at David, his mouth wide open and full of razor-sharp teeth. David tried to dodge, but it was too late. Ash’s teeth closed around his arm, sinking deep into the flesh.
David screamed in agony as Ash began to tear at his flesh, ripping off chunks of meat and swallowing them whole. The other students were frozen in fear, unable to move as David’s screams turned to gurgles, and then to silence.
Ash stood up, his chest heaving with excitement. He turned to the other students, his eyes glowing with a demonic light.
“You’re next,” he growled.
The students ran for their lives, scattering in all directions. Ash chased after them, his chainsaw buzzing menacingly.
Cheryl, one of the girls, managed to find a hiding place in the attic. She crouched down behind some boxes, her heart pounding. She could hear Ash’s footsteps thudding on the wooden stairs, getting closer and closer.
She closed her eyes and prayed for a miracle. Suddenly, she heard a loud crash, followed by a scream. She peeked out from behind the boxes, and to her relief, saw that Scott had managed to knock Ash down the stairs.
Scott was one of the strongest students, and he had always been the one to take charge in difficult situations. He grabbed a nearby rifle and aimed it at Ash, who was struggling to stand up.
“Get out of here, all of you,” he barked. “I’ll hold him off.”
The other students hesitated, not wanting to leave Scott behind. But they knew that they had no other choice. They ran out of the cabin, their hearts heavy with guilt and fear.
As they stumbled through the woods, trying to find their way back to civilization, they could hear the sound of Scott’s rifle echoing in the distance. Each shot was like a knife to their hearts, a reminder of the horrors that they had unleashed.
Finally, after what seemed like hours, they stumbled onto a dirt road. They flagged down a passing car and begged for a ride. The driver, a middle-aged man with a kind face, took pity on them and drove them to the nearest hospital.
The students were all in shock, unable to comprehend what had happened to them. They had played with forces that they had no business dealing with, and now they were paying the price.
As the doctors examined their injuries, they whispered to each other in hushed tones. They had never seen anything like this before, and they were unsure of how to treat them.
But it was too late now. The damage had been done, and there was no going back. The college students had opened the gates of hell, and now they would have to pay the price.
Chapter 4: The Fight Back
Fear grips the remaining students as they realize the gravity of their situation. Their friends have turned into mindless, bloodthirsty creatures and they must fight for their lives. Armed with whatever they can find, they hunt down their possessed friends in a fight for survival.
David, the protagonist, takes charge of the situation and rallies the remaining students. Armed with a shotgun, he leads the group towards their first target, Shelly. Shelly, who was once a fun-loving girl, now has a menacing look in her eyes, her movements jerky and inhuman. David hesitates for a moment, unable to comprehend what he’s seeing. But he quickly regains his composure and fires a shot at Shelly. The shotgun blast rips through her body, and she falls to the ground, dead.
The remaining students are horrified at what they just witnessed, but David knows that they have no choice but to fight back. They proceed towards their next target, Scotty. Scotty, who was once a tough guy, is now a fierce killing machine. He jumps out from a dark corner, his eyes glowing red, and charges at David with a knife. David side-steps him and clocks him in the jaw with the butt of his shotgun, causing him to drop the knife. He then delivers a fatal shot to Scotty’s head. Scotty falls to the ground, his eyes still glowing even after his death.
The group is shaken but determined to press on. They move towards the sounds of rustling bushes, knowing that their next target is near. As they approach the source of the noise, Ash, David’s friend, jumps out at them, his eyes filled with a demonic rage. Ash was always the most level-headed of the group, and seeing him like this shakes David to his core. Ash charges at David with a machete, swiping wildly. David quickly dodges the attack and responds with a well-placed shot, causing Ash to fall to the ground.
But something is wrong. Ash isn’t dead. He gets up, his body twitching and convulsing. David knows that they have to get out of there before they’re overrun. They make a run for it, leaving behind the possessed bodies of their friends.
As they make their way towards the door, they encounter Cheryl, David’s girlfriend, who has also been possessed. Cheryl, now a pale imitation of herself, with glowing eyes and a twisted smile, slinks towards them. David hesitates for a moment, frozen by the sight of his girlfriend turned into a monster. But he knows that he has to do whatever it takes to survive. He fires a shot at Cheryl, but she manages to dodge it.
Cheryl lunges at David, her claws extended. David narrowly avoids her attack, but she’s fast, and she manages to get a few scratches in. David knows that he can’t let her get too close, so he backs away, firing at her. Cheryl dodges the shots, and it seems like David’s efforts are futile.
Just when it seems like all hope is lost, Cheryl lets out a blood-curdling scream and falls to the ground, twitching. The other students rush over to help David, and they’re able to subdue Cheryl.
The students are exhausted, both physically and emotionally. They’ve lost most of their friends, and they’re not sure if they’ll make it out alive. But they press on, determined to survive. As they make their way towards the door, they hear a voice whispering from the darkness. David knows that they have to get out of there before it’s too late. He leads the way, his shotgun at the ready, knowing that they may not all make it out alive.
Chapter 5: Trapped
The sun had set, and darkness had descended upon the old cabin. The students were all gathered in the living room, frantically searching for a way out. But it was no use. The doors and windows were all locked, and they had no means of escape.
“I don’t understand. We didn’t do anything wrong. Why won’t the door open?” Shelly whimpered, tears streaming down her face.
“It’s not us, it’s the book. It’s cursed,” Cheryl said, her voice shaking.
“I can’t believe we’re trapped here. This is like some sick horror movie,” Scott muttered, pacing back and forth.
As the minutes ticked by, the students became increasingly agitated. They could feel the evil presence growing stronger, its grip on them tighter.
“We need to do something. We can’t just sit around here and wait for it to come for us,” Ash said, his eyes darting around the room nervously.
“We could try breaking a window,” Linda suggested, but as she approached the nearest window, she was met with an invisible force that sent her flying backwards.
“What was that?” she cried out in pain.
“It’s the entity. It’s creating a barrier around the cabin. We’re completely cut off,” Cheryl explained, her voice barely above a whisper.
The students huddled together, fear and desperation consuming them. They knew they had to find a way to break free from the entity’s hold, but they were running out of options.
“We have to think. There has to be something we can do,” Ash said, determination in his voice.
Suddenly, the ground shook violently, and the students stumbled and fell to the floor.
“What the hell was that?” Scott yelled, trying to regain his balance.
“I think it’s trying to scare us, to make us feel even more trapped,” Cheryl said, her eyes darting nervously around the room.
The entity was toying with them, exploiting their fears and weaknesses. The students knew they had to stay strong and united if they were to have any chance of survival.
“We have to stay calm. We have to stick together,” Ash said, trying to reassure his friends.
But as the night wore on, their hope began to fade. The entity’s power was growing stronger, its presence more oppressive.
“We’re never getting out of here, are we?” Shelly whispered, her voice trembling.
“We can’t give up. We have to keep fighting,” Ash said, his eyes flashing with determination.
But the entity was relentless, tormenting them with visions of their worst fears and nightmares. The students were pushed to their limits, struggling to maintain their sanity in the face of such malevolence.
As the first rays of dawn began to creep through the windows, the students were exhausted, defeated.
“We have to find a way out of here,” Scott said, his voice unsteady.
“But how? We’ve tried everything,” Linda said, her voice resigned.
“We can’t give up. There has to be something we’re missing,” Cheryl said, her eyes scanning the room for any clues.
And then, suddenly, she saw it. A loose board in the floor, hidden under a rug.
“Guys, look. This board, it’s loose. Maybe there’s a way out,” she said, excitement creeping into her voice.
The students gathered around, and Ash carefully pried the board loose. Underneath, there was a small tunnel that led outside.
“This is it. This is our chance,” Ash said, a glimmer of hope in his eyes.
The students crawled through the tunnel, emerging outside, gasping for fresh air. The sun was rising, and the entity’s power had weakened.
“We did it. We made it out,” Cheryl said, relief and joy in her voice.
But as they looked back at the old cabin, they knew that their battle was far from over. The entity was still out there, waiting for its next victim. And they knew that they would have to face it again, one day.
Chapter 6: The Sacrifice
The remaining students gathered together, huddled in fear as the darkness crept closer and closer. The Sumerian Book of the Dead still lay on the ground, its ancient, leather-bound pages whispering a promise of salvation to them. But they knew that it was not that simple. They had to make a sacrifice to end the evil that had taken over their friends.
As they stared at the book, a deep sense of dread had settled over them. They knew that whatever lay ahead of them, it was going to be terrifying. They looked at each other, each trying to gauge the other’s courage. They all knew that they had to be brave, for the sake of the others.
The group had been whittled down to just four students now. The rest had either been killed, or worse, turned into the mindless, possessed beings that had tried to kill them. But the four remaining students knew that they had to fight until the end, no matter what.
They started to flip through the pages of the book, searching for answers. It was written in Sumerian, a language that none of them could read. But as they went on, they discovered a passage that they could translate. The passage spoke of a ritual that would end the evil presence.
The words were cryptic, but it seemed that one of them had to be made into a “sacrificial lamb” to break the demon’s hold over them. The others would have to stand guard and protect the person who would become the sacrifice.
The four exchanged glances, understanding what they had to do. But they also knew that deciding who would be the one to make the sacrifice would not be easy. They shuffled uneasily, each waiting for someone else to speak.
Ash, the strongest and most logical of the group, finally stepped forward. “We have to decide among ourselves who will do it. It has to be someone who is already injured. That way, they won’t suffer too much when it happens.”
The others nodded, each hoping that they wouldn’t be the one to volunteer. But then something unexpected happened. One of the students, Cheryl, suddenly spoke up. “I’ll do it,” she said quietly, but firmly.
The others stared at her in shock. “Cheryl, you can’t be serious?” Scott, one of the remaining students, protested loudly. “We can’t just let you do that.”
“I know what I’m doing, Scott,” Cheryl retorted. “One of us has to do it. And if it’s going to be anyone, it might as well be me. I’m not afraid anymore.”
The others fell silent. They knew that Cheryl was right. Somebody had to make the sacrifice. And it would be better if it was somebody who was willing to do it. They nodded, silently agreeing to let her make the sacrifice.
Ash took charge, instructing the others on what they had to do. Cheryl was to lie down on the floor. They were to stand guard around her, protecting her from the evil presence. They were to recite a passage from the book that would break the demon’s hold over them.
As they prepared to start the ritual, they could feel the evil presence closing in on them. The very air seemed to be alive with malevolence. But they steeled themselves, determined to do what they had to do to survive.
Cheryl lay on the floor, her eyes closed. Ash, Scott, and Linda, the other remaining student, created a barrier around her with their bodies. They clasped hands, forming a circle around Cheryl.
Ash began to recite the passage from the book. His voice was low and steady, but it shook with fear and uncertainty. The others joined in, their voices blending together in a strange and eerie harmony.
As they chanted, the demon’s hold over them began to weaken. The very air around them seemed to crackle with power. They could feel the presence of the demon start to withdraw, as the ritual began to work.
But then, as the ritual reached its climax, something went wrong. The demon fought back, and its hold over the group intensified. Cheryl screamed in agony, her body convulsing as the demon tried to take over her.
The others tried to hold her down, but it was too late. The demon had taken control of her body and mind. Cheryl’s eyes flared red, and she started to thrash wildly.
The others watched in horror as Cheryl began to transform. Her body twisted and contorted in ways that should not have been possible. Her bones snapped and cracked, and her flesh began to ooze and bubble.
The others tried to pull away, but they were trapped in the circle they had created. They watched in horror as Cheryl transformed into a monstrous creature, with razor-sharp claws and jagged fangs.
The demon’s hold over her was complete. Cheryl let out a blood-curdling scream, and lunged at the others. In a frenzy, she attacked them, her claws tearing into their flesh.
The others fought back, but they were no match for Cheryl’s demonic strength. They were thrown against the walls and the furniture, battered and bruised.
But even as they fought for their lives, they knew that they had no choice but to keep going. They had to break the demon’s hold over them, no matter what.
The fight was brutal and intense. The demon, now fully in control of Cheryl’s body, was relentless in its attacks. The others were battered and bloodied, but they refused to give up.
And then, suddenly, it was over. The demon had been defeated. Cheryl’s body lay still on the floor, her eyes closed. The others stumbled to their feet, panting and exhausted.
They looked at each other, relief and shock washing over them. They had made it through the ritual alive, but at what cost? They had lost so much, and they knew that they would never be the same again.
As they gathered around Cheryl’s body, they knew that they had a long road ahead of them. They had to leave the cabin behind, and find a way to cope with the horrors they had experienced. But they also knew that they had each other, and that together, they could face anything that came their way.
Chapter 7: The Final Showdown
The remaining students, Ash and Linda, had made it to the basement of the cabin where the Book of the Dead was kept. They had a plan to end the horror that had plagued them over the weekend. The plan was to open a portal to another dimension by reciting passages from the book. The portal would suck the evil presence back to its origin.
Ash and Linda knew the stakes were high and that it was a dangerous plan, but it was their only shot at defeating the malevolent entity that had possessed their friends. They needed to be precise with the incantation, or they risked making the situation worse.
As they spoke the words from the book, the room started shaking violently, and they heard the screams of their possessed friends outside the door. The evil entity had taken on a physical form, and it was coming for them.
With weapons in hand, Ash and Linda stood their ground. The entity materialized as a grotesque creature made of decaying flesh and bone. Its eyes glowed red, and its limbs stretched unnaturally. Its grotesque appearance made Linda throw up, but she was determined to see this through.
The creature let out a deafening roar, causing the windows to shatter. Glass flew everywhere, making it harder for the two to see their opponent.
Just as they were about to strike, the creature vanished. Ash and Linda quickly realized that it was a ploy to distract them. They turned around and saw the creature lunging towards them. Ash fired his shotgun, but it had no effect on the monster.
Linda charged at the creature with a chainsaw but was knocked back by its immense strength. Ash managed to distract the entity for a few seconds, knowing that Linda needed time to recover.
The creature then grabbed Ash and lifted him up in the air, ready to snap his spine. Linda saw an opportunity and swung her chainsaw at the creature’s arm, severing it. The creature let out a blood-curdling scream and dropped Ash.
Linda ran over to Ash to help him up, but as they turned around, the creature had regenerated its limb. They knew that they weren’t going to defeat this thing through brute force.
Ash had an idea and searched the basement shelves for something that could help. His eyes landed on a flashlight and duct tape.
He quickly fashioned the flashlight to the end of his shotgun with the duct tape and aimed it at the creature’s face. When he pulled the trigger, the creature recoiled, allowing Ash and Linda to escape.
They ran to the living room, where the portal was supposed to open. The creature was hot on their heels, but they managed to get into the portal and close it behind them.
Their bodies flew through the wormhole, and they landed hard on the ground. Everything was blurry, and they couldn’t make out where they were.
As they regained consciousness, they realized that they were standing in the middle of a desert. The sky was red, and there were scattered dried-up corpses of animals around.
They had made it to the other dimension, but they were not alone. The creature had followed them through the portal and was now more powerful than ever.
The entity had taken on a new form. It was a towering monstrosity of limbs and eyes, its body pulsating with energy.
Ash and Linda knew that this was it. They had no hope of defeating this creature. Just as they were about to accept their fate, a blinding light shone from the sky, and an unknown figure descended.
The figure was surrounded by a radiant aura, and it spoke in an unrecognizable language. The entity let out a deafening cry and disappeared into the void.
The figure looked at Ash and Linda and said, “You are safe now.” And then it vanished as quickly as it appeared.
Ash and Linda were sent back to their world, the cabin in shambles. They knew that they had escaped with their lives, but the horror they experienced would stay with them forever.
Chapter 8: The Aftermath
As the sun begins to rise, casting a pale orange glow over the cabin, the remaining students stumble out into the daylight. They are battered, bruised, and traumatized beyond belief. The horror they experienced over the weekend will haunt them forever.
They gather what little belongings they have left and begin the long walk back to civilization. As they trek through the dense forest, they are met with a strange sense of calm. The trees sway gently in the breeze, and the birds chirp happily in the treetops. It’s hard to believe that just days ago, they were fighting for their very lives in this same place.
As they reach the edge of the forest, they are met by the local authorities. The police and ambulance are there, waiting to take them away and bring them to safety. They are grateful for the help, but they can’t shake the feeling that they will never truly be safe again.
The students are taken to the local hospital, where they undergo physical and psychological evaluations. They are poked and prodded, asked endless questions about what happened in the cabin, and given medication to help them cope with their trauma. They are grateful for the help, but they can’t shake the feeling that they will never truly be the same again.
Days turn into weeks, and the students begin to slowly come to terms with what happened. They attend therapy sessions, talk with their families and loved ones, and try to rebuild their shattered lives. Some have trouble sleeping, as they are haunted by nightmares of the evil entity that possessed their friends. Others can’t shake the feeling that it’s still out there, waiting for them to let their guard down.
One day, as the students are sitting in the hospital’s common room, they notice a news story playing on the small television in the corner. The headline reads: “Local Man Arrested for Possession of Sumerian Book of the Dead.” The students watch in horror as they see the man’s face on the screen – it’s the same man who rented them the cabin.
They realize that he must have known about the book’s power and intentionally placed it in the cabin, hoping that someone would find it and release the evil entity. The students are filled with a sense of anger and betrayal, but also relief that the man responsible has been caught.
As they begin to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward, they can’t help but wonder if the evil presence is truly gone. They realize that they will never truly be able to rest easy, and that they will always be looking over their shoulders, waiting for it to return.
The students go their separate ways, each with a deep scar that will never fully heal. They try to move on, but they can’t help but wonder – will the evil entity ever truly be gone? Or will it always be lurking in the shadows, waiting for its next victim?
As the years pass, the students lose touch with each other. Some move away, while others try to forget the horror they experienced. But every once in a while, they catch a glimpse of something that reminds them of that fateful weekend – a flash of movement in the shadows, a strange noise in the night. And in that moment, they are transported back to the cabin, back to the terror that they will never fully escape.
The Evil Dead will always be a part of them, a scar that will never fully heal. And as they move forward into their lives, they can only hope that they will never have to face such horror again.
Some scenes from the movie The Evil Dead written by A.I.
Setting: An old cabin in the woods
1. Mia – A young woman struggling with addiction, seeking a fresh start with her brother.
2. David – Mia’s brother, trying to help her quit her habit and start anew.
3. Eric – A skeptic, he stays in the cabin with the intention of proving Mia and David’s belief in the supernatural wrong.
4. Olivia – Eric’s girlfriend, she is more empathetic and supportive of the siblings.
Scene 1: Arrival
EXT. WOODS – DAY
Mia, David, Eric, and Olivia arrive at the old cabin in the woods. They are all excited for a weekend of relaxation, unaware of the horrors that await them.
INT. CABIN – DAY
Once inside, Eric starts exploring the cabin, trying to find any evidence to support his disbelief in the occult. Meanwhile, Mia is impressed by the beauty of the cabin and the surrounding area. David, on the other hand, seems anxious and troubled.
So, what do you think? Any ghosts around here?
It’s beautiful. I can’t believe we have the whole place to ourselves.
Can we talk for a minute?
(To Eric and Olivia)
Maybe you guys can start the fire or something.
Sure thing, David. Gonna look for some wood.
Olivia and Eric leave the room, and David turns to Mia.
Mia, I know we’ve been planning this trip for a while, but I think maybe we should leave.
What? No, David. We talked about this. We need to do this together.
I know, but I just don’t think it’s a good idea, especially with your history.
I’m fine, David. I’m doing better. Let’s just enjoy ourselves.
David reluctantly agrees, and the group settles in for a night of relaxation. Little do they know, their weekend getaway will soon turn into a fight for survival.
Opening shot: A dark forest at night. The camera pans across the trees, until it reaches a cabin in the clearing.
Cut to: Interior of the cabin. A group of college students are settling in for a weekend getaway. Among them are:
– JESSICA, a fun-loving party girl
– RYAN, a cocky jock
– JASON, a quiet bookworm
– ZOE, a free-spirited hippie
– TYLER, a tech-savvy nerd
Jessica: (holding up a dusty book) “Check this out! I found it in the attic.”
Ryan: “What is it?”
Jessica: “Looks like some kind of ancient book.”
Jason: “Be careful with that. It could be dangerous.”
Zoe: “Ooh, let’s read it!”
Tyler: “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
Jessica: “Aw, come on. It’ll be fun!”
Cut to: The group gathered around the book, reciting a passage in unison.
Suddenly, the room goes dark. The book glows with an eerie light.
Cut to: Close-up of each character’s face as they begin to squirm and scream in agony. Their eyes turn white. They are possessed.
Cut to: Close-up of the book, which snaps shut.
End of scene.
To be continued…
Logline: A group of college students become trapped in a cabin and are possessed by an evil entity, forcing them to fight for their survival.
– Ash (male, 20s) – the protagonist, sensible and resourceful.
– Scott (male, 20s) – Ash’s best friend, hot-headed and impulsive.
– Linda (female, 20s) – Ash’s girlfriend, kind-hearted and caring.
– Cheryl (female, 20s) – shy and reserved, becomes possessed first.
– Shelly (female, 20s) – outgoing and flirtatious, becomes possessed second.
– Ed (male, 20s) – the comedic relief, becomes possessed third.
– The Evil Entity – an ancient evil force that possesses the students.
Setting: A remote cabin in the woods.
(Cheryl begins to act strangely, speaking in a foreign language)
ASH: Cheryl, what’s going on? Are you okay?
CHERYL: (speaking in Sumerian) I have awakened the ancient evil that lies within these pages.
SCOTT: What the hell are you talking about?
SHELLY: This is freaking me out. Can we just put the book away and forget about it?
CHERYL: It’s too late. The evil is already here, and it’s hungry for our souls.
Cheryl’s eyes roll back into her head as she collapses to the floor. The other students gather around her, trying to revive her.
ASH: Cheryl, wake up! What’s happening to you?
CHERYL: (in a demonic voice) I am not Cheryl. I am the Evil One. And I am in control now.
The possessed Cheryl begins to convulse violently, her limbs contorting in unnatural ways. The other students back away in fear, unsure of what to do.
SCOTT: We have to get her out of here. She’s dangerous.
ED: Yeah, let’s tie her up or something.
LINDA: No, we can’t just leave her like this.
SHELLY: Then what do you suggest we do?
The Evil Entity takes control of Cheryl’s body, causing her to lunge at Shelly with intense speed. Shelly screams as Cheryl sinks her teeth into her flesh, tearing chunks out of her face.
ASH: Oh god, Shelly! We have to get out of here before it’s too late!
The possessed Cheryl turns her attention to the other students, cracking her neck and limbs as she prepares to attack. The students frantically search for a way out, but the doors and windows are all locked from the outside.
ASH: We’re trapped in here with that thing! What are we going to do?
The Evil Entity cackles sinisterly as it takes over the bodies of the other students, one by one. The students must fight for their survival against their possessed friends, but with each passing moment, the Evil Entity’s hold over them grows stronger.
– Mia: Protagonist, a survivor from the evil entity’s attack in the cabin.
– David: Mia’s brother, who was also affected by the evil presence.
– Eric: A college student who is now possessed by the evil entity.
– Olivia: Eric’s girlfriend, who is also under the entity’s control.
Setting: The final showdown takes place in the basement of the old cabin, where the evil entity is attempting to fully manifest.
Scene 4: The Fight Back
INT. CABIN BASEMENT – NIGHT
The four survivors stand in the dark, damp basement of the cabin. They are armed with various weapons, ranging from a chainsaw to an axe.
Mia: (whispers) We have to take them down one by one.
David: (whispers) I’ll take Eric. You guys take Olivia.
Mia nods, and the group splits up.
Eric charges towards David, swinging a knife. David dodges, and swings his chainsaw at Eric.
Olivia lunges towards Mia, but Mia manages to dodge her attack. She swings her axe, but Olivia blocks it with her own weapon – a shovel.
Olivia: You can’t stop us. We’re too powerful.
Mia: (gritting her teeth) Watch me.
Meanwhile, David is struggling to hold off Eric’s relentless attacks. Eric manages to knock the chainsaw out of David’s hands, and pins him against the wall.
Eric: (smiling) You’re next.
Suddenly, Mia appears behind Eric and plunges her axe into his back. Eric screams in agony and falls to the ground.
Olivia: (enraged) You just made a huge mistake.
Olivia charges towards Mia, but Mia is ready. She swings her axe, and it connects with Olivia’s shovel.
The two weapons clang against each other, the sound echoing throughout the basement. Mia manages to disarm Olivia, and raises her axe for the final blow.
Mia: (determined) This ends now.
She swings her axe, and it connects with Olivia’s head. Olivia falls to the ground, lifeless.
Mia and David exchange a look of relief and exhaustion.
David: (breathless) Is it over?
Mia: (nodding) We did it.
The basement begins to shake, and the ground beneath them cracks open. The evil entity begins to fully manifest, rising from the ground in a terrifying display of power.
Mia and David stand strong, ready to face the final battle.
FADE TO BLACK.
INT. CABIN – NIGHT
The remaining students huddle together in the dimly lit cabin, fear etched on their faces.
JOHN, the de facto leader of the group, paces back and forth.
We have to find a way out of here. We can’t stay trapped in this cabin with that thing.
SAMANTHA, the most level-headed of the group, tries to calm John down.
We need to stay calm and think logically. We don’t know how to defeat this thing yet, and running blindly out into the night won’t help us.
Suddenly, a loud banging is heard on the cabin door. The students jump in fright.
What the hell was that?
JOHN pulls out a shotgun and approaches the door cautiously.
Get your weapons ready. We don’t know what’s on the other side of that door.
The students arm themselves with whatever makeshift weapons they can find. John slowly opens the door, revealing one of their possessed friends.
Goddamnit, Tommy. What the hell are you doing?
You have to let me in. It’s getting stronger out here.
The possessed Tommy tries to force his way into the cabin, but the students manage to push him back and barricade the door.
We can’t keep this up forever. Sooner or later we’re going to be overwhelmed.
We need to find a way to break the hold this thing has on us.
Suddenly, a thought occurs to her.
The book. We need to destroy the book.
Where the hell is it?
I threw it in the fireplace earlier. It didn’t burn.
The students rush to the fireplace, where the book lies open and untouched by the flames.
We have to try again. We can’t let this thing control us any longer.
The students grab whatever they can find to try and burn the book. As the fire grows hotter, the book begins to emit an eerie glow.
Suddenly, a loud, ear-piercing screech is heard, and the students cover their ears in pain.
The book bursts into flames, and the evil presence lets out a final, desperate scream before vanishing into thin air.
Silence fills the cabin as the students stare at the ashes that once held the book.
We did it. We’re free.
The students embrace each other in a moment of relief and joy.
Logline: A group of college students unknowingly unleash an evil spirit from a Sumerian Book of the Dead, leading to a fight for their survival as they are possessed one by one.
– Ash, the protagonist, a brave and resourceful college student who leads the fight against the evil presence.
– Linda, Ash’s girlfriend, who becomes possessed early on and must be sacrificed to destroy the evil entity.
– Scotty, the rebellious and hot-headed friend who initially dismisses the Sumerian Book of the Dead as a harmless prank.
– Shelly, Scotty’s girlfriend, the smart and resourceful member of the group who helps Ash in his fight against the evil presence.
The story takes place in an old cabin deep in the woods, where a group of college students have rented for a weekend getaway.
ASH: We have to do something. Linda’s possessed and we can’t let this evil entity win.
SCOTTY: Are you kidding me? This is some messed up stuff. We need to leave this place before it’s too late.
SHELLY: Ash is right. Sacrificing Linda is the only way to stop this evil presence from spreading any further.
The group huddles together, trying to come up with a plan to defeat the evil entity. Shelly reveals that according to the Sumerian Book of the Dead, the only way to stop the evil presence is to sacrifice someone who is possessed. Linda, who has been possessed since the beginning of the story, is the only viable option. The group argues about whether or not to go through with the sacrifice, with Scotty taking Linda’s side and insisting that they find another way to defeat the evil presence.
Finally, Ash takes charge and convinces the group that they must go through with the sacrifice for the greater good. Linda, who is barely conscious, is placed on a makeshift altar and Ash raises a knife to make the final blow. Suddenly, the evil entity reveals itself in physical form and attacks the group. They fight back as best they can, but it becomes clear that they are outmatched.
Just as the evil entity is about to take its final victim, a bright light shines through the cabin window, dispelling the evil presence. The group is left shaken but alive, and they realize that they have been saved by a group of witches who had been watching over them the whole time. The witches explain that the Sumerian Book of the Dead is a powerful tool that should never be toyed with, and they warn the group to never underestimate the power of dark magic again.
The story ends on a somber note as the group leaves the cabin, traumatized by their experience and cursed with the knowledge that evil can lurk in even the most innocent of places.