1983’s The House on Sorority Row was filmed in a suburb of Baltimore using the talents of John Waters Dreamlanders Vince Peranio and Robert Maier. Even Pecker’s Memama (Jean Schertler, FULL OF GRACE!) had a bit part as a nurse!
The 1912 Colonial country mansion (aka Eltonhead) where filming took place was rumored to have been torn down. But after 30 years it’s only been converted into 4 townhomes & completely surrounded by new roads and homes. Just to be sure I found the right location, I’ve supplied an old aerial photo that shows where the famous swimming pool used to be!
A brand new 2-disc dvd was just released and you can even read about the day John Waters showed up on the set in Robert Maier’s Low Budget Hell: Making Underground Movies with John Waters
And, as luck would have it, the main part of the house (1 of the 4 townhomes) was for sale recently and you can see a picture of the staircase looking exactly like it did in the movie.
And finally, here’s where it is:
- This is a newer address given to the house after the surrounding development began. The mansion used to have a long, winding driveway that led to Park Heights Avenue.