Category Archives: Filming Locations

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “THE GOOD SON” (1993)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight several of the filming locations for the movie The Good Son, which was directed by Joseph Ruben. The film was released on this day in 1993. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the film while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in March 2021. These photos were taken in Gloucester, Manchester, Marblehead, and Rockport, MA, and Newington, NH.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH” (1971)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Since today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (1971), here are some of the filming locations for the movie. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the film while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in May 2021. These photos were taken at various towns in Connecticut.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS” (1970)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight one of the filming locations for the movie House of Dark Shadows (1970), which was directed by Dan Curtis. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie of the Collinwood Mansion while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in June 2014. These photos were taken at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, NY. The mansion was also used in the film’s sequel Night of Dark Shadows (1971).

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “THE WONDER YEARS” (1988-1993)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight one of the filming locations for The Wonder Years, which aired on ABC from January 31, 1988, to May 12, 1993. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the TV show while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited in September 2016.

The filming location used for the Arnold family home is located at 516 University Avenue in Burbank, California.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “A QUIET PLACE” (2018)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for A Quiet Place (2018), which was directed by John Krasinski. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in October 2020. These photos were taken in Pawling and New Paltz, NY.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE” (1978)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for I Spit On Your Grave (1978), which starred Camille Keaton and was directed by Meir Zarchi. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in October 2020. These photos were taken in Kent, CT.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “BENSON” (1979-1986)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight one of the filming locations for Benson, which aired on ABC from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the TV show while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited the location.

The filming location used for exterior shots of the “governor’s mansion” is located at 1365 South Oakland Avenue in Pasadena, California.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ” (1979)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for Escape From Alcatraz (1979), which starred Clint Eastwood and was directed by Don Siegel. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in September 2014. There were renovations taking place on Alcatraz Island at this time so I did my best to get the shots to align.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “COMA” (1978)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for Coma (1978), which was directed by Michael Crichton. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in November 2020.

The filming locations for those featured below were taken at the following addresses:

Photo 1: This is currently Boston Medical Center, located at 39 Worcester Square in Boston, MA.

Photos 2-4: The building used for the Jefferson Institute is located at 191 Spring Street in Lexington, MA. It is currently the offices of Mimecast and formerly Xerox.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – 2020 RECAP

On the second and fourth Friday of every month throughout 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlighted the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. As you can see, we visited a lot of places across the country over the years. Here is a recap of all the locations we featured this year. Click on the name of the movie or TV show to see each of them.  

1 HOUSE (1985)

2 MAUSOLEUM (1983)

3 LOOKER (1981)

4 THE BLOB (1958)

5 FRIDAY THE 13th (1980)

6 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)

7 WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)

8 MOMMIE DEAREST (1981)

9 DEATH WISH 2 (1982)

10 FALCON CREST (TV SHOW)

11 THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (2001)/NIGHTCRAWLER (2014)

12 DARK SHADOWS (TV SHOW)

13 THE BRADY BUNCH (TV SHOW)

14 SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)

15 THE GOLDEN GIRLS (TV SHOW)

16 DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

17 MAMA’S FAMILY (TV SHOW)

18 HAPPY DAYS (TV SHOW)

19 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)

20 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

21 FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981)

22 I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU (2019)

23 INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 (2015)

24 A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)