Monday, November 30, 2015

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a pretty decent sequel for being released less than a year from it’s predecessor.  It turns out Jason did not drown after all and has been living off the land for many years, holed up in a shack waiting for clueless teenagers to enter his domain.  Five years, five long years, he's been dormant after plunging an ice pick into budding artist and lone massacre survivor Alice Hardy's skull.  But Camp Packanak has opened nearby so Jason raids the closet of the Phantom Killer in The Town That Dreaded Sundown to take over for his mother as chief camp counselor decimator.  Despite it’s confusing ending, Friday the 13th Part 2 delivers some good scares and a Jason that runs, which is always a good thing in my book.  

Friday the 13th Part 2 was filmed in New Preston, Waterbury, and Kent, CT

Location: Alice Hardy's House
Address: 47 Central Ave, Waterbury, CT

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider…

Location: Jeff & Sandra Roll Into Town
Address: 9 East Shore Rd, New Preston, CT

Jeff parks the truck here.

The pay phone was here...

Crazy Ralph spots Jeff and Sandra.

Jeff's truck gets towed passed these buildings.

Jeff and Sandra run around the corner.

Although it's not seen in the movie, here is the hill they run up.

Ted welcomes them to God's Country.

Location: Camp Packanack
Address: 65 Kenmont Rd, Kent, CT

Unfortunately the cabins were torn down a few years ago but here is the entrance to the camp and the lake.

Location: Jason Runs Across the Road
Address: Kent, CT

I'm not sure about this, but it looks like the road when Jason runs across and the cop chases him.  I thought it would be the road that lead up to the camp, but it was pretty curvy.  Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the street except that it was on the way from the camp address to where Jeff and Sandra roll into town.

Locations Visited: November 2015

Friday the 13th (1980)

While my heart belongs to the Halloween (1978) franchise, I do enjoy the first four Friday the 13th's.   The first one I ever saw was Friday the 13th Part III (1982) so I was a little confused when I saw the first one and Mrs. Voorhees was knocking off the camp counselors, who were pushing mid-twenties.  And she’s a force to be reckoned with.  She could hang a hundred and fifty pound man from a tree, had mad archery skills and was a fierce competitor for Alice as they lit the torch for Bitch Fight ’80.

Camp Nobebosco does give private tours of the camp on occasion.  Unfortunately I just missed the latest one but I hope to make it on one in the future.

Friday the 13th was filmed in Blairstown and Hope, NJ

Location: Annie Walks Through Town
Address: Main St, Blairstown, NJ

The location for the former gas station is two blocks away at 6 Bridge St.  You can see the house with the symmetrical windows in the background.

Annie heads into the luncheonette...

The interior of the luncheonette was filmed at 331 High St, Hope, NJ

Location: Jack, Marcie and Ned Drive
Address: 124 Millbrook Rd, Hardwick, NJ

Location: Crazy Ralph Warns Annie
Address: Walnut St, Hope, NJ

Enos and Annie head up this hill…

Crazy Ralph warns her in front of this building…

Crazy Ralph takes off on his bike…

Enos inappropriately hoists Annie into his truck…

Location: Annie Rides With Enos
Address: Shannon Rd, Hardwick, NJ

Enos' truck passes along this road...

You can see it again when Mrs. Voorhees picks up Annie.

Location: The Cemetery
Address: 354 High St, Hope, NJ

This is just up the street from where Crazy Ralph warns Annie...

Location: Mrs. Voorhees Picks Up Annie
Address: Sand Pond Rd, Hardwick, NJ

I believe this is where Annie tells Mrs. Voorhees they missed the road to Camp Crystal Lake, even though it is the road to the camp.

Location: Camp Crystal Lake
Address: 11 Sand Pond Rd, Hardwick, NJ     Camp Nobebosco

This is private property so this was as far as I could get.  Private tours are given so I hope to actually see the camp at some point.

Location: Crystal Lake Diner
Address: 53 State Route 94, Blairstown, NJ

No, their burgers are not made from camp counselors.

Locations Visited: November 2015