Want to own a piece of the iconic cabin where Ash faced off against the deadites in Evil Dead 2? Here’s your chance.
“This is the actual exterior wall from the front upper left side of the original Evil Dead II Cabin,” the ebay listing says. “In relation to the movie, this piece would have been above the clock and cellar door. The wall is fully intact. It is approximately 16 feet long and pretty heavy.”
The piece was retrieved from the woods outside of Wadesboro, North Carolina in April of 2016 by Evil Dead fan Mike Pasquale, who runs the Evil Dead Workshed website.
The Evil Dead 2 production crew rolled into Wadesboro in the summer of 1986. They set up shop in the empty J. R. Faison Junior High School building, where sets were constructed for interior shots of the cabin where Ash (Bruce Campbell) would face off against the grotesque deadites unleashed by incantations from the Necronomicon.
The school wouldn’t cut it for the exterior shots, though, so the cabin, as well as the work shed where Ash hacks up his possessed girlfriend with a chainsaw, were built in the woods outside of town.
The Evil Dead 2 cabin in 2016. Photo by Mike Pasquale.
Pasquale first got in contact with the current owners of the property in 2011 hoping to explore what remained of the iconic filming location. “The owners are elderly people that have not seen nor do they care to see any of the Evil Dead movies,” he wrote. “In fact, when talking to the owner, he walked into the woods to see the site for himself for the first time after owning the property for the past 18 years.”
In 2016 the decision was made to clear out the woods. They planned to remove trees for firewood and drastically change the landscape, which would result in the destruction of the Evil Dead set pieces. Pasquale was given permission to recover as much of it as possible. He spent two days in the woods with a friend for what he called Operation: Evil Dead Uproot, labeling every plank and frame board, dismantling and loading anything salvageable into a 24-foot moving truck.
Much of it was rotted and devastated by termites. All of the shed was rescued, but the frame could not be saved. The cabin had collapsed in 2014, so much of it was unable to be rescued. They saved floorboards, windows, wall panels, a break away Ram-O-Cam door with hinge, and many other small pieces. The only piece that came out of the ruin intact is the triangular wall piece now being offered on ebay.
Pasquale built a new frame for the shed and then reassembled it exactly as it was found in the Wadesboro woods. The recovered items can now be seen on display at various comic cons and horror conventions.
For more info go here: Evil Dead 2 Exhibit