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Within The Woods was shot over very hot weekend (three or six days depending on who tells the story), in the hot spring of 1979, at a farmhouse owned by the Tapert family friends' outside of Marshall, Michigan. As far as is known, this was the only location used.


The Tapert family friends' farmhouse

The production was shot at the Tapert family friends' farmhouse in in Marshall, Michigan, this served for the interior as well as the exterior scenes in the surrounding countryside. The same house was used as a location in The Evil Dead for all the shots around the fireplace (which had been replicated there), as well as cellar & bathroom scenes, and the rear of the property used for Linda's burial & decapitation. The cellar is seen on screen in both features.


A panoramic view of the cellar of Rob Tapert's family farmhouse as of 2013, shown in Invaluable

The farmhouse still exists today, still externally looking virtually identical to it's appearance in both Within The Woods & The Evil Dead. Apparently, there are still blood splatters on the cellar walls, over 30 years later! You can see recent footage of the exterior of the house and the cellar in Ryan Meade's 2013 documentary Invaluable. While it's location is personally known, I've promised not to disclose it publicly. It no longer belongs to the Tapert family, and the current owner; a farmer and his family, have no wish whatsoever to be associated with the film, or to become a local tourist trap. They just want to be left alone. Given the sad tale of the destruction of The Evil Dead's cabin as detailed at the top of this page, I doubt many readers would blame them.


The rear of Rob Tapert's family farmhouse as of 2013, shown in Invaluable

The side of Rob Tapert's family farmhouse
 
 
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