Thirty years ago Ash Williams ventured to a cabin with 4 of his friends. This cabin was in Florida not far from Springdale. Ash lost his hand which turned evil and tried to kill him.
almost 30 years later Jessica Winters and her friends would travel to the cabin taking some time off from their demon hunting only to discover the power of the Necronomicon. they would be transported back in time to fight the vampire later to become known as El Muerte.
Ash resurfaced in California where he contacted Nick whom he had met on his travels, apparently the deadites were once again awakened and threatening Los Angeles.