Something evil has awoken in the woods after five foolish college students on a camping trip come across a sinister grimoire, unleashing demons, horror and chaos.

Hilarity ensues.

The Thomas Jefferson High School production of “Evil Dead: The Musical” held its first live performance Friday night.

Based on the gory cult-classic film franchise of the same name, the musical has been a hit on Broadway and comes ready for adaptation for high school productions.

The stage at T.J. has been transformed into a remote cabin in the woods, complete with a detailed, hand-made copy of the “Necronomicon,” — a fictional book of terrible magic that leads to our heroes being possessed by demons called “deadites.”

Our antagonists take great joy in torturing their still-living compatriots with awful puns between each song and dance number.

Music, laughter and carnage — makes for a bloody good time.

Showtimes at the T.J. auditorium. Tickets are $10.

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Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.

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With lots of special effects, there is gore — discretion is advised.

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