Sunday, April 10, 2016

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Chris Higgins and her friends escape for a weekend in the country at her family's cabin, which is located on the browner, drier side of Crystal Lake that looks like it could be in say, lack of a better example, Southern California.  Chris is a bit on edge as she has some unsettling memories of being attacked by a hideous looking, almost inhuman, man there some time before.  That man turns out to be Jason, whose rampage continues as he slices and dices Chris' friends and hits the daily double with some unsuspecting bikers.  After being chased all around Higgins Haven, Chris manages to get Jason good, embedding an ax in his skull before being carted off to the looney bin.

This was the first Friday the 13th movie I ever saw.  It was at a sleepover, minus the sleep.  Friday the 13th Part III is especially remembered for being shot in 3D.  Luckily, I got to attend a 3D screening in LA back in 2002 and saw it as it was meant to be seen.  This entry is also noted for Jason donning his hockey mask for the first time, its out of place yet captivating disco theme song and the only sequel to never mention his name.   And adding a little controversy, Jason offs a pregnant victim.

Friday the 13th Part III was filmed in Santa Clarita, CA

Location: Harold & Edna's Market
Address: just before 34813 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA

Thanks to Robert Patterson at for finding this location.

Sadly, it is no longer around.

This was also used in the Yosemite camping episode on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)

Location: Vera's House
Address: 24318 Walnut Street, Santa Clarita, CA

Once again, thanks to Robert Patterson at for tracking down this location.  Unfortunately Vera's house and several others on the block were torn down...

But this building with the awnings is still recognizable...

Location: The Convenience Store
Address: 15488 Spunky Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA    The Spunky Canyon Store

No food stamps accepted here...

Locations Visited: March 2016, October 2016

Still Need To Visit:

Higgins Haven & The Barn


  1. Good locations! I have some over on my blog you may enjoy as well.

    1. Thanks! Please send a link, I'd love to see them!