Fan of Horror Flick “Evil Dead II” Saves Cabin & Workshed Used In The Film and Wants To Take It On Tour

Typically movie production sets and locations get dismantled, disassembled, or destroyed after use. Such is the case with the cabin from the original Evil Dead film, as that was wrecked years ago. The cabin used for its sequel, Evil Dead 2, looked to be heading towards the same fate until one determined horror fan intervened.

Mike Pasquale, fan of the horror series of films, has formed Operation: Evil Dead Uproot, a rescue and recovery operation of the Evil Dead II filming site.  He has been documenting the process of removing the cabin on his site Evil Dead Workshed. Mike has been working vigorously on restoring the cabin AND the workshed from the movie. His ultimate goal, and reason for the Kickstarter campaign, is to preserve this horror set piece and take it on the road. Pasquale is looking travel the convention circuit and bringing it to the fans.

Video footage of Mike entering the woods for the first time at the site of the Evil Dead II filming location for Operation: Evil Dead Uproot

Here he is entering the cabin for the first time, examining the fake trees, and a quick walk around

This is where Mike entered the collapsed Evil Dead II Cabin’s living area. The camera shaking was due to it being very confined in there and hard to move around

Through years of keeping in contact with the North Carolina owner, Pasquale was able to secure the removal of all things related to the filming of Evil Dead II on the 77-year old’s property, who wanted it gone anyway. Mike then decided he wanted to give back to the fans.

When I returned home with the workshed and cabin artifacts, my story went viral throughout the Evil Dead Community,” said Pasquale. “Prior to returning home with these items, I decided to share them with the rest of the fans so that they can see the artifacts up close and personal. I plan on traveling to comic cons across the county to show off all of these items, including the fully assembled workshed.”

You can be a part of this Evil Dead 2 restoration Kickstarter campaign and score actual parts of the cabin, included on the website (where you can view all the pics taken and more videos), and have your name listed in the credits of an upcoming documentary.

The following items were recovered from the Evil Dead II Site:

  • The entire Workshed (Complete Exterior and Roof Metal) Due to framing rot, the workshed collapsed during this process)

  • The fake foam tree (180 degrees of the lower 5 feet of one tree)

  • 1 large Cabin window (kitchen area)

  • Cabin rear door frame with one door hinge and one screen door hinge still attached

  • Rear interior and exterior door trim

  • Interior base boards

  • Interior window frame (next to back door)

  • 1 Cabin window (rear room left of the rear door)

  • 5 bundles of cabin flooring

  • 3 large sections of interior walls

  • Cabin roofing

  • Roofing nails from the workshed

  • Cabin roofing cap

  • 3 remaining chimney stones (painted styrofoam)

  • Exterior Cabin wood (various locations)

  • Exterior Cabin plaster

  • One 55 gallon drum inside of the workshed (Resin labels – possibly used for the trees)

  • One 55 gallon drum found 100 feet from the back door (apprears to be the one Ash tripped over)

  • The complete upper West wall of the living room (above where the cellar door would have been)

  • Roofing slats from the Workshed

  • One break away Ram-O-Cam door with a hinge attached

  • 90% of all remaining coal rocks where Ash buried Linda

  • A very large amount of window glass

  • The rear stairs framing

  • One rear stair

  • Small and Large pieces of white interior wall

Be sure to visit the Evil Dead Workshed website for updates and tons more info!

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1 Comment

  1. Just to squash the rumor, i am not rebuilding the Cabin. It is too far gone and devastated. Due to heavy flooding for the past 30 years, most of it has washed away causing the collapse overtime. Only the workshed is being rebuilt. Check my site for updates about the progress of the workshed. Im sorry to disappoint about the Cabin, but i did save every single recognizable piece to it. All that remains is roofing and interior/exterior framing.

    -Mike Pasquale

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