December’s theme for the midnight society is horror origins / creepers of horror. I’m a huge fan of knowing film locations and with this months theme, I wondered where one of my favorite slasher flicks, Friday the 13th might have been filmed.
Friday the 13th and the saga of Jason Vorhees is one of my all time favorites. In fact, I also really love the filming location. It has the beautiful lake, a very camp-y feel, and is surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife.
I did a little digging and uncovered the fact that Camp Crystal Lake is a real place and not just a movie set. In fact, it’s a camp known as Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, or Camp Nobe.
Here are the details:
Movie: Friday the 13th (1979)
Location: Hardwick Township, New Jersey
Camp name: Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco (official website)
Owned by: Northern New Jersey Council
Opened in: 1927
Open to the public: Nope. It’s actually an active Boy Scouts of America camp and is NOT open to the public.
I actually found a Youtube video of someone driving there. Since I’m nowhere near New Jersey, I thought I’d share. Enjoy the drive!
What scary movie should we visit next? Let me know in the comments below.