Chh chh chh… hahh hahh hahh… That’s the sound of fear. Well, actually it’s the bone-chilling sound from composer Harry Manfredini that has come to immortalize Friday the 13th. But, it sets the right tone for this cool piece of horror news… The real-life Camp Crystal Lake from Friday the 13th is opening its doors (gates?) to die-hard Jason fans! But, in order to be one of the lucky few who get to visit the real-life Camp Crystal Lake you’ve gotta apply for tickets!
As most diehard horror fans know, the original Friday 13th was actually filmed at a real-life camp in New Jersey, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco which is still an active Boy Scouts camp. And normally, as in all the time, the campground is off-limits to gawkers, sightseers and horror aficionados…except on rare, super special occasions.
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…this is a neat opportunity for fans of the franchise. Adrienne King, who played Final Girl Alice in the first film (and had a brief cameo in the second) will also be on hand. Ticket prices vary, but certain tickets include dinner and breakfast. No word on which ticket will bring about your quick, bloody demise, though. Who knows, you might get lucky.
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Visiting television and movie locations is a special treat for fans and Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is no exception. It’s a coveted destination by horror fans, who are passionate about recreating their favorite moments from the iconic films that they watched growing up.
However, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco states on their official website that the event is a movie location tour and “not some sort of haunted mansion ride.”
While this is… disappointing, many visitors who have taken part in the tour have left glowing written reviews, describing it as “unforgettable,”, a “great, magical time.” and “easily the best day of my life next to my son being born.” So, yeah, a visit to the real-life Camp Crystal Lake is well worth it, even if it’s not exactly like the movie.
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Have you been lucky enough to visit the real-life Camp Crystal Lake? Are you a diehard horror movie fan who has always wanted a tour of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco? Leave your reply in the comments below.