Owning a piece of cinematic history can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you own a relic that — in some way — is important to thousands of fans. On the other hand, you probably get a bunch of obnoxious jerks lifting their shirts and exposing their fat bellies as they proceed to do the Truffle Shuffle like Chunk did in the 1985 cult classic “The Goonies.”
That later example may seem oddly specific, but it is an all too true reality for the current owner of the house where parts of “The Goonies” was filmed. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the house, located in Astoria, Ore., is apparently covered in blue tarpaulin with a note stating: “Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love …Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000’s of people to come and stand in front and view it. This driveway (maintained by homeowners) sees 1000+ people everyday. Most are kind, fun and welcome. But many are not.”
I don’t even want to know what kind of villainy is afoot with the “many are not” crowd, but it apparently has gotten to the point where the homeowner has had enough. So fans seeking adventure now probably have to travel to the murky depths of the underworld in search of “One-Eyed” Willy’s treasure.