Monday, November 30, 2015

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)


Alice Hardy was the lone survivor of the massacre at Camp Crystal Lake and she's trying to put her life back together in her botanical garden apartment.  After taking the shortest shower in cinematic history, she discovers the decomposed head of Mrs. Voorhees next to the Lender's Bagels in her fridge before getting an ice pick to the temple.  It turns out Jason didn't drown after all.  He's now fully grown, mindful of a boiling kettle and has raided The Phantom from The Town That Dreaded Sundown's closet.  Donning a potato sack and some overalls, he heads for The Packanack Counselor Training Center, a kissing cousin to Camp Crystal Lake, where upstanding citizen Paul Holt is grooming a new brood.  But pretty soon counselors begin to get killed off in all too familiar  fashion. Conveniently, final girl Ginny Field has studied psychology and almost fools Jason in a somewhat confusing ending (which would not be the last for the franchise).  Friday the 13th Part 2 is a pretty decent sequel for being released less than a year from it’s predecessor, delivering 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: Packanack Counselor Training Center
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)






Camp Crystal Lake has been shut down for over 20 years after a young boy drowned and two counselors were killed.  Now, under the blood, sweat and tears of creepy Steve Christy and seven "babes in the woods," it is about to reopen.  But not if a mysterious, violent killer can help it.  After a day of hard work, a bit of fun and impersonating movie stars, one by one they fall victim to Pamela Voorhees, an old friend of The Christys and mother to Jason, the boy who drowned due to neglectful counselors.  She's out for revenge in a bulky blue sweater (in June?) but she ends up losing her head in the end.

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 during their bitch fight.  Friday the 13th would lead the slasher craze of the 1980s, spawning a sequel almost every year of the decade, an unrelated TV series and a Nintendo game.



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

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

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Location: The Gas Station
Address: 6 Bridge Street, Blairstown, NJ

You can see the house with the symmetrical windows in the background...

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Location: The Luncheonette (Exterior)
Address: 26 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ







Location: The Luncheonette (Interior)
Address: 331 High Street, Hope, NJ







Downtown Blairstown was jumping on April 13, 2018 and everyone was in the spirit form locals to tour goers and even some newlyweds...










The Blairstown Movie Theater with an evening showing of Friday the 13th...






I shouldn't have told him I was a bigger fan of Halloween...




Mrs. Voorhees?




Location: Jack, Marcie and Ned En Route to Camp Crystal Lake
Address: 124 Millbrook Rd, Hardwick, NJ


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

Enos and Annie head up this hill…




Crazy Ralph warns her in front of this building…



Then he 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...

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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 No-Be-Bo-Sco

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I first found out about Camp No-Be-Be-Sco’s Crystal Lake Tour back in November 2015 just after they had one.  I would have to wait almost two years until I had a chance to try for tickets.  An email snafu dashed any hope of getting them for the October 2017 tour.   But in March 2018, I hit the lottery.  Well, the horror lottery since Camp Crystal Lake was one of my top need-to-visit locations.  In short, the tour was amazing!! Very well organized with informative tour guides who seemed just as excited to be there as fans were.  There were props to reenact scenes.  And to top it off, sweet-as-pie Adrienne King (Alice) was there to greet us, sign autographs and take photos.  It certainly didn’t feel like the unluckiest day of the year.

So much for being the early bird...








Upon check-in, you received a very cool personalized badge...

















Fans gathered at the mess hall where bottle of water were waiting.  The labels said Crystal Geyser, but I abstained just to be on the safe side...




When who should greet us but none other than Adrienne King (Alice)!




We were broken up into groups and our first stop was right where we were, as this was the location of Claudette and Barry's jammin' folk concert.  It appears to be indoors in the film.  That's movie magic for you...







The mess hall served as base camp during filming...





And here is the kitchen where makeup artist Tom Savini baked a cast of Betsy Palmer's head for the decapitation scene...







The Kids Cabin

This was where Adrienne was singing so it was  bit crowded...



Claudette & Barry's Barn/Loft

Unfortunately, we couldn't go in as it's currently being used as a storage facility but here are the large doors they first come through...







Alice & Steve's Cabin

The cabin that Alice and Steve Christy were attaching the gutter to and where Steve gives off some pervy vibes after some vague Alice backstory was the old Trading Post.  Unfortunately it no longer exists but was located in this area.  Proceeds from this tour are helping build a new one... 




Annie's Death

Annie regrets hitchhiking somewhere after the entrance to the camp...








The Archery Range

The hike up to the archery range...

































Mrs. Voorhees observes from across the lake...





The belly flop heard around the world...



Not believed to be the originals from the movie...






Alice's Cabin

Previously seen when the kids are sleeping...









The Main Cabin

A makeshift kitchen was created by the production designer...






There actually was no pantry so the set designer created one...







"Yeah, whatever, Ralph."







Bill makes Lindsey Buckingham look like amateur hour...






Brenda rolls a one and a two double sixes...












Here's the window Tom Savini in a wig Brenda's corpse flies through...
















The gang encounter Officer Dorf just outside the main cabin...















Ned's Death Cabin (Exterior)

Unfortunately this cabin no longer exists, but was located near the boat house and would've been somewhere across the water...




The Bathroom

The bathroom stalls and extras showers were built by production...







The bathroom stalls were in this area...










Brenda's Cabin/Jack & Marci's Sex Cabin


I always had a thing for Brenda.  She was feisty and kinky (I can only imagine what her version of Twister would be like), though her being a vegetarian would’ve been our undoing....  Brenda's cause of death is a bit ambiguous.  I thought her scene with Ned was foreshadowing and I figured Mrs. Voorhees would’ve shot Brenda full of arrows since she dragged her out to the archery range but poor Bill got them instead...




















Steve Drives Back to Camp

The scene after Steve leaves the diner and turns down Sandy's advances was filmed right near the No-Be-Bo-Sco sign with a few crew members on each side rocking the jeep to give the appearance that he was actually driving...




Ned & Jack's Cabin

Previously seen as the kids' cabin and Alice's cabin...




The Office

This cabin got a makeover.  In the film, the door was more toward the middle since the camera pans to the left to show the cut wire...








The Generator Shed






The Rifle Shed








The Beach


















Thus concludes this incredible tour.  If you're a Friday fan, get on the mailing list cause this a nightmare come true...




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

No, their burgers are not made from camp counselors.

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Locations Visited: November 2015, April 2018