Even though Rob Zombie has called the Friday the 13th franchise "stupid", I saw a lot of (maybe) unintentional homages throughout his 2005 movie The Devil's Rejects. The most obvious is Tiny's outfit in the beginning of the movie was spot on to Jason's in Friday the 13th: Part II.
Though, The Devil's Rejects was set in Texas, is was shot in the lower Mojave desert and places more south like Santa Clarita. Most of the movie was shot at the Sable Movie Ranch on Sand Canyon Road, right in the middle of Santa Clarita, California. Scenes like the "chicken fucker", Charlie Altamont's place, the Firefly house, and many more scenes. Here are some locations off of that movie ranch that reached as far up as Lancaster, California.
|"Buck's Grab n' Go" where Spaulding pulled into when his truck ran out of gas.|
|Rio Groceries is an actual store right outside of Acton, California.|
Rio Groceries was used in the movie (mostly exterior shots), and is an actual store right on Soledad Canyon Road. It'a about 2 miles before the Acton KOA Campground. Even though the store has changed a little bit and was dressed up for the movie, it still remains pretty similar and still functioning.
|Spaulding's home in The Devil's Rejects.|
|This home has actually been empty for a while and remnants of the shoot are still inside of the home.|
This shooting location for Spaulding's home is smack dab in the middle of farming fields in Lancaster, California. It sits between 65th Avenue and East Avenue J. The home is still in the same shape as it was in the movie, although in this area sand gets blown around and there's sand drifts along the front.
|Spaulding leaving his home in The Devil's Rejects (note the onion field field).|
|The driveway used was actually adjacent to the home that was used as his residence.|
Even though this driveway went to the house used in the film, it was actually beside the home and with movie magic, it was shot to make it appear as if it was directly in front of the home. On the other side of this driveway lives a very grumpy man.
|In The Devil's Rejects Baby and Otis stop to make a call to Spaulding.|
|Bob's Hi-Way Service is a very popular "set" in Lancaster, California.|
The gas station used for the phone call is actually a set on a long, desolate, 150th Street East in Lancaster, California. It's a very popular set and used in a lot of movies and commercials. Note the Joshua Trees – also seen in the film. Joshua Trees do not grow in Texas.
|The motel where Baby and Otis stay and meet "Banjo and Sullivan".|
|This is another set on 150th Avenue East in Lancaster, California.|
The hotel that was used for the scenes with Banjo and Sullivan is also a set that was constructed for the Dennis Hopper movie Eye of the Storm and is a very popular set today. It is right beside Bob's Hi-Way Service, and the way the movie was edited you would never know. This property is off-limits and the caretaker lives on the property.
|The farm where Otis kills Banjo and Sullivan in The Devil's Rejects.|
|The abandon farm as it looks today.|
Oddly enough, this farm sits right behind the house used as Spaulding's home in the movie. It is on East Avenue J in Lancaster, as well. The farm is very hard to get to without upsetting the guy who lives next door. The killing scenes was shot more in the back, but you get the drift. What I find fascinating is that Otis basically disposed of Banjo and Sullivan right behind Spaulding's home.
The Sable Ranch is part of a larger movie ranch with various locations and sites that was used throughout the movie. This exact house was also used in Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. An adjacent home was used in the remake of Helter Skelter.
|The Firefly home used in the movie.|
|Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita, California|
|Soledad Canyon Road|
Most of the driving/road scenes were shot along Soledad Canyon Road from Santa Clarita to Lancaster. This road is a very popular shooting location for movies and was even part of the "Death Valley Escape Route" by the infamous Manson Family – to avoid driving on the main freeway through the canyon.
I believe the final scene was shot on Soledad Canyon Road right before the Santa Clara River crossing. Though that bridge was recently re-finished and looks very different now.