The making of / Behind the scenes

When we went to meet Mike and see all he had removed from the Evil Dead 2 cabin site we only planned on making a small documentary about him and what he did. Here are some of the photos from that first meeting.

Filming Evil Dead Uproot
Filming Evil Dead Uproot

Matthew filming Mike trim a chainsaw blade down for one of his replica chainsaw hands

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Matthew Filming Mike
Matthew Filming Mike

Filming Mike from evildeaduproot.com

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Evil Dead 2 cabin side
Evil Dead 2 cabin side

Part of what Mike took from the cabin site was the front part of the side of the cabin, which is fully intact.

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Evil Dead 2 cabin siding
Evil Dead 2 cabin siding

Part of what Mike took from the cabin site was the front part of the side of the cabin, which is fully intact.

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Evil Dead 2 Cabin siding
Evil Dead 2 Cabin siding

Part of what Mike took from the cabin site was the front part of the side of the cabin, which is fully intact.

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Evil Dead 2 cabin site
Evil Dead 2 cabin site

Mike got this fully intact window from the remains of the cabin.

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We followed Mike to  Wizard World Chicago and helped him set up The Work Shed. and help run his booth for most of the weekend. 

Evil Dead 2 work shed being put on
Evil Dead 2 work shed being put on

Wizard World Chicago. Mike putting on the roof to the Work Shed from Evil Dead 2

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Evil Dead 2 work shed
Evil Dead 2 work shed

Wizard World Chicago. Matthew helps put together to the Work Shed from Evil Dead 2

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Wizard World Chicago Evil Dead 2
Wizard World Chicago Evil Dead 2

Wizard World Chicago. Matthew and Christian helps put together to the Work Shed from Evil Dead 2

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Evil Dead 2 Work Shed
Evil Dead 2 Work Shed

The original work shed for exterior shots for Evil Dead 2 at Wizard World Chicago 2016

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Evil Dead 2 Work Shed Wizard World
Evil Dead 2 Work Shed Wizard World

The original work shed for exterior shots for Evil Dead 2 at Wizard World Chicago 2016

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Evil Dead 2 Work Shed
Evil Dead 2 Work Shed

The original work shed for exterior shots for Evil Dead 2 at Wizard World Chicago 2016

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Evil Dead 2 cabin window
Evil Dead 2 cabin window

One of original Cabin windows for exterior shots for Evil Dead 2 at Wizard World Chicago 2016 Along with Mike's replica clock.

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Evil Dead 2 Cabin window
Evil Dead 2 Cabin window

One of original Cabin windows for exterior shots for Evil Dead 2 at Wizard World Chicago 2016

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To see the photos we took of fans with the Work Shed at Wizard World Chicago 2016 click HERE!

Our trip to Wadesboro, NC and surrounding areas. 

With permission from the owners of the farm the remains of the cabin are on and the owner of the J.R Faison Jr High Gym. We were able to spend time documenting everything the best we could. Here are some photos from our time there. 

Evil Dead 2 exterior cabin
Evil Dead 2 exterior cabin

the fallen cabin that was used for the exterior shots for Evil Dead 2 and how it looked in 2016.

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Matthew Powell Evil Dead Uproot
Matthew Powell Evil Dead Uproot

Director Matthew Powell getting close up shots of the fallen cabin that was used for the exterior shots for Evil Dead 2

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Evil Dead 2 cabin rear
Evil Dead 2 cabin rear

The rear of the cabin that was used for the exterior shots for Evil Dead 2. It was still standing but not very stable.

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Evil Dead 2 workshed
Evil Dead 2 workshed

What is left of the work shed after Mike from evildeadworkshed.com took the outer parts and rebuilt it

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Evil Dead 2 cabin fake tree
Evil Dead 2 cabin fake tree

One of the fake trees used for the outside shots during the making of Evil Dead 2

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Evil Dead 2 fake tree
Evil Dead 2 fake tree

One of the fake trees used for the outside shots during the making of Evil Dead 2

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Evil Dead 2 cabin center
Evil Dead 2 cabin center

The center of the main part of the cabin. Where the living room would have been.

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The J. R. Faison Jr High School Gym
The J. R. Faison Jr High School Gym

The J. R. Faison Junior High School Gym, how it looks in 2016. The set of Evil Dead 2 was built inside the gym. The current owner plans to make it a community center.

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Evil Dead 2 set was built here
Evil Dead 2 set was built here

The J. R. Faison Junior High School Gym, the inside in 2016. It became a dumping ground for unwanted items. The owner told us people where having yard sales and such here at one point. He plans to make it a community center one day.

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