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

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

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

Location: Ted Welcomes Jeff & Sandra 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: 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.

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


  1. These are pretty cool! Shots I haven't seen before! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks, Kat! Glad you liked them!

    2. I know the area well . I work for a food delivery company and have been on the camp grounds many times . Always intrigued by where the movie was filmed

    3. Drove on that camp road over the summer in a school bus. Interesting experience, that. Beautiful place though.

  2. I love your work man. Grettings from Argentina

    1. Thanks, Sebastian! I really appreciate it! More to come!