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, Torrington and Kent, CT

Location: Alice Hardy's Apartment (Exterior)
Address: 47 Central Ave, Waterbury, CT





Alice's house was torn down in 2018...

Location: Alice Hardy's Apartment (Interior)
Address: 58 High Street, Torrington, CT  

McCall Center for Behavioral Health

The door to the bathroom is now sealed off and the entrance is on the other side of the wall...

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

Location: Welcome To God's Country
Address: 27 Church Street, New Preston, CT

Location: Driving to Packanack Counselor Training Center
Address: Woodville Road & Lake Road, New Preston, CT

Thanks to MotoCheez for info on this location...

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: The Bar & Casino
Address: 47 West Shore Road, New Preston, CT

Unfortunately, it burned down not long after filming...

Locations Visited: November 2015, December 2018, March 2021, December 2021

Related Locations:

Friday the 13th (1980)Friday the 13th Part III (1982)Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)Friday the 13th (2009)