New Jersey’s reputation as a movie and TV mecca continues to grow: Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson’s new movie just wrapped filming in the Garden State.
It’s a horror movie called “The House“ and it’s the story of a troubled man who starts working in a nursing home and realizes that its residents and caretakers harbor sinister secrets. As he investigates the building and its forbidden fourth floor, he begins to uncover connections to his own past and upbringing as an adopted child.
The gated residential community of St. Francis in Denville plays a major role in the film with other scenes filmed in Elizabeth and Nutley.
Directed by “The purge” creator James DeMonaco, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Adan Canto, the film is produced by Bill Block (producer of the new “Halloween“ films) and Sébastien K. Lemercier (producer of “Jhe purges“ movies). The Home will be Miramax’s latest addition to its extensive list of horror films, including “Halloween”, “Scream”, “Hellraiser” and “Dracula”.
Many well-known horror films have been made in New Jersey over the years, including “The Amityville Horror” (1979), shot in Toms River. The legendary and influential horror film “Friday the 13th” (1980) was filmed on location in Blairstown, Hardwick and Hope Township. “13th Child” (2002) was filmed primarily in Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village and Hammonton in the Pine Barrens. And upcoming thriller Goodnight Mommy, starring Naomi Watts, was filmed entirely in Bedminster last year.
No release date has been announced for “The Home,” and no sightings of Kanye have been reported.
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