Kain's posted on the deadites homepage that again 5 kids will be at the cabin but the script's reason this time will be they're helping one of the party to dry out from drugs. Altruistic intervention. Maybe a small sub plot. I was just thinking how that could be worked into the original's story to update it, so please humour me ..
In the original Evil Dead, Cheryl is raped by the demons/tree and later becomes the first to become possesed. She's set up as the most vulnerable in other scenes as well: the only one there that is single, she has the fear over listening to the reel to reel etc ..
What if ? : The teen brought to the cabin to dry out is likely to be the most vulnerable. The writer/ writers need someone to be the first to become possesed .. a new loner .. the characters will put down any bizzare behaviour or unwell appearance to this teen just going through withdrawell symptoms ... some of the characters would resent him being there and some would be more charitable to him, causing friction in the group. I can imagine a scene with this junkie kid in bed, one of the group goes to check on him, looks at the needle marks on his arm and we get a new Linda crazy paving style effect ! ...
I hope Tom Sullivan's making the new Book of the Dead. If anyone's good at starting petitions, let's get on this task ! ;)