Killing Eve's Forest of Dean 'torture chamber' is up for sale and here's how you can make it all yours
The mysterious torture chamber that can only be described as the red room of pain so intense that got The Ghost talking, is being auctioned off for charity.
Remember being glued to your television screen when Villanelle (Jodie Comer) went to get some answers from The Ghost, a hired assassin in the Forest of Dean? There was a shipping container which was being used by Villanelle, along with her love interest Eve (Sandra Oh) as a make-shift interrogation room in the fifth episode titled Smell Ya Later. When Eve failed to gain information from The Ghost, Villanelle begins torturing the woman for answers in the middle of the woods.
This mysterious torture chamber that can only be described as the red room of pain so intense that got The Ghost (Jung Sun Den Hollander) talking, is being auctioned off for charity. And the good news for fans is that they can own the actual torture chamber used in episode 5, season 2.
The proceeds from the sale will help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Bidding started at just £0.99 ($1.20) on eBay with no reserve price and the auction will run for ten days. Currently, it's at £330 ($402).
Adaptainer, the folks who own the "torture chamber", told MEA World Wide that ever since the auction kicked off on Tuesday, there's been a lot of buzz around it. "We've had some pretty excited people calling our offices to find out more about it," Lawrence Clark from Adaptainer said.
Some might find the idea of bidding for a container as useless but for fans, it's owning a piece of one of the greatest TV shows of all time. "People think it’s quirky, but at the same time very cool," he said. It could prove to be useful too.
As Clark points out, the list of things you could do with a shipping container these days is almost endless. "So it will be interesting to hear what the auction winner does with it. But he is kind of hoping you use it for a 'Killing Eve' themed clubhouse. "Whoever buys it though will have the pleasure of having a good TV 'torture chamber' story to tell," says Clark.
The container itself is massive, about 40 ft long and was altered to fit the show and Adaptainer has taken extra care of it so fans can have it intact. Typically, a new container like this one would cost you £3,000 ($3,670) plus taxes while a used one would come for £1,200 ($1,470) plus taxes. "With this container being more on the new side and having a showbiz past who knows how high the bids could go in the end," he says.
It was repainted in rust and was slashed from the top and the side. But obviously, you won't get a destroyed "torture chamber." After filming concluded, it was recovered and welded back. It is currently stored in Gravesend, Kent, UK.
Bidding ends on Friday, August 30 at 15:33 GMT. You can place your own bid here.