Thankfully,no.In the light of businesses,shopping centers and an alarming amount of homes in my neighborhood becoming deserted due to a lousy economy,at least the good old amusements still stand.There is a long standing urban myth that Vineland New Jersey is a graveyard for old amusement rides and playground equipment.While I've never seen any first hand evidence, I've seen some tantalizing pictures of old, rusting rides said to be in Vineland's landfills.
Vinelands sounds like an area full of wine and vinyards Brian! I actually have a copy of a magazine called Weird New Jersey. Its choc full of quirky stories, dark ruins and hidden waters. Have you seen a copy Brian?
Yes, and you'e likely to find info on this subject there.If you've ever seen a movie called Eddie and the Cruisers, a "Castle" made from old car parts is featured.It's part of New Jersey's weird folklore.
I'll have to look that one up Brian. Is the legend of the Jersey Devil still going strong?
Yes.There are still living members of the Leeds family in our area.It gets spooky out here at night in the Pine Barrens...
The Pine Barrens! What a great name. I wonder if a horror film has ever been shot there?
That is the name given to a stretch of land from central to southern NJ that is predominately covered in Pine trees.I live in a more populated area,but my own property is heavily wooded and far from urban blight.And yes, a movie was shot here in 2002.Called The 13th Child,It stars Christopher Atkins(The Blue Lagoon) and Robert Guillume from American TV shows "Soap" and "Benson".It was filmed in Hammonton,my home town.In fact, filming took place in the local hospital where I was born.It also features a historical village called Batsto, a Park that is still open to the public today.The camerawork was done by a former classmate of mine, a Mr. Anthony Sergi.
and yes, this movie is about the Jersey Devil.
The 13th Child is now on my To Watch list! ha ha. Great stuff.