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A cabin model miniature from Sam Raimi's supernatural horror film Evil Dead II. Miniature cabins were used in several special effects sequences, including the stop-motion scene when Linda's (Denise Bixler) corpse danced for Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) and the "tree attack" sequence which Campbell directed himself.
Two cabins are known to have been built for the film. While a "forced perspective" version of the cabin was built by modelmaker James Belohovek, this non-forced perspective model was constructed by Robert "Bob" Dyke's visual effects group Magic Lantern Productions, and used primarily in the climactic tree attack finale. According to Dyke, the miniature was constructed with boards over the windows which could be moved when additional lighting was needed, and with no floor in order to allow Campbell to orchestrate more elaborate camera set-ups. In its current state, the model features the same boards that were in place for its final shots.
This cabin is constructed of wood, metal, and foam with black fabric mesh in some of the windows. Like the full-size cabin, it features shuttered windows, a front deck, and a carved foam chimney painted to resemble stone. The entire model is heavily distressed by production to match the damage that the cabin had taken by that point in the film, including two large holes in the front door, a broken chimney top, and the boarded windows.
The interior features wiring and electronic elements from an internal lighting setup. Also included is a Letter of Authenticity from Dyke. It is in good overall condition with some wear from production and age, including broken edges on the roof and chips in the wood. The model ships in a custom-made crate requiring special shipping arrangements. Dimensions: 54" x 38" x 26" (137.25 cm x 96.75 cm x 66.25 cm)
Contains electronic components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide.
Special shipping required; see notice in the Buyer's Guide.
Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.