Five college students venture into the Tennessee woods to spend a weekend in an isolated cabin. Instead, they find grief in the form of the Book of the Dead otherwise known as the Morturom Demonto. They find and play a tape recording of demonic incantations from the book, unwittingly resurrecting the slumbering demons that thirst for revenge. The characters are then possessed one by one, beginning with Cheryl after she is brutally raped by the trees, by the evil force in sequences of intense, bloody violence and horrifying voice-overs. Cheryl makes it home to the cabin but nobody believes her. Ash then decides to drive her into town where she can stay the night. Upon nearing the bridge they discover it is completely destroyed and the supports are bent into the shape of a hand.