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02: THE MARSTEN HOUSE


EXTERNAL SET: THEN AND NOW
©1979 Frederick S. Clarke (Cinefantastique, Vol. 9 No. 2, Page 11)
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Notes: How it was done. What $100,000 bought you back in 1979. The family that lived in the real property were also paid $20,000 to move out during filming, and were guaranteed all the timber used in construction afterwards. Are you a member of that family? Please get in touch HERE if you are.

©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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Notes: And how it is 36 years later in May 2015. A lot less trees around, and the building has been extended where the right hand large square window is.


02.01: HOUSE (EXT)
Location: 850 Bluff Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
Location Visit: 29 May 2015
Datum Point: 40.572469, -124.259437
Notes: This is the location everyone seems to know as 'the house on the hill'.

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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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Notes: The same view in 2015, and confirmation of that address.


02.02: CELLAR (INT)
Location: Sound Stage 9, Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Location Visit: 16 May 2015
Datum Point: 34.147520, -118.340462
Notes: No 'NOW' images possible.

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02.03: MAIN HOUSE & STAIRCASE (INT)
Location: Sound Stage 9, Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Location Visit: 16 May 2015
Datum Point: 34.147520, -118.340462
Notes: No 'NOW' images possible.

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02.04: UPSTAIRS LANDING (INT)
Location: Sound Stage 9, Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Location Visit: 16 May 2015
Datum Point: 34.147520, -118.340462
Notes: No 'NOW' images possible.

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02.05: MARK & SUSAN (INT)
Location: Sound Stage 9, Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Location Visit: 16 May 2015
Datum Point: 34.147520, -118.340462
Notes: No 'NOW' images possible.

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02.06: ROOT CELLAR (INT)
Location: Sound Stage 9, Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Location Visit: 16 May 2015
Datum Point: 34.147520, -118.340462
Notes: No 'NOW' images possible.

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02.07: BURNING HOUSE (EXT)
Location: Was on north-eastern corner plot on 38th Street/Bay Avenue, Little Neck, NY 11363
Datum Point: 40.770944, -73.754832 (approx. position of house)
Notes: The burning property scene used unused footage from the 1969 film The Arrangement (as per Tobe Hooper's commentary on the 2016 Warner Bros Blu-Ray release). The property and the plot it sat on no longer exist, but are covered by the present-day Regatta Place. However, some of the seawall is still in situ, and some surrounding landmarks are still visible (see images below).

Scene 108: NIGHT
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Notes: A scene from the film The Arrangement prior to burning.

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Notes: The fire starts...

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Notes: ...and takes hold. Look familiar?

©2016 Google Earth
Notes: The plot today (looking south east). The pier in the foreground is in roughly the same place as the pier in images 008_Burn TA005 and TA006. It may well have been built on the same supports.