The Prowler

The Prowler was released into theaters on October 9th, 1981. Filming locations include Cape May and Seaville, NJ. It was directed by Joseph Zito. Three years later, Zito would go on to direct Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. He also directed Alice Cooper's music video, He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask), which is featured in Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives. Genre legend, Tom Savini, handled the makeup and special effects for Zito, in The Prowler and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The score was composed by Richard Einhorn. The films first DVD release was on September 3rd, 2002.

Graduation dance - 7 Ocean St. Cape May, NJ. 08204
(Inn of Cape May)

The inn was built in 1894, by contractor William H. Church. In 1905, the south portion was added. 

All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.

Gazebo - 3100 Shore Rd. Seaville, NJ. 08230
(Seaville United Methodist Church)

The church has been there since at least the mid 1950's. The gazebo sits in a pond adjacent to the church.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.

Kingsley Market - Ocean St. and Columbia Ave. Cape May, NJ. 08204

The market is on the northeast corner of the above intersection. The structure in the screenshot, is the Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast. It was built in 1881 by Douglas Gregory and is located at 102 Ocean Street.


Dormitory - 720 Washington St. Cape May, NJ. 08204
(The Southern Mansion)

It was designed by architect Samuel Sloan and built in 1863.


Major Chatham's house - 1048 Washington St. Cape May, NJ. 08204
(Emlen Physick Estate)

It was designed by architect Frank Heyling Furness and built in 1879. Today it is the Physick House Museum.



  1. I never knew this movie was shot in NJ! Very cool to know! Cape May is a bit of a hike from where I am. But it would be cool to see these locations one day. This movie creeped me the hell out when I was younger! Great job!!

  2. I'm coming down in the fall to see the shooting locations.