Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1992
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John Marshall High School has been a popular filming location since John Frankenheimer’s teen angst movie The Young Stranger in 1957, since when it's appeared in Like Father, Like Son;Grosse Pointe Blank; and, of course, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Its playing fields were used for the carnival finale of Grease
Buffy the Vampire Slayer location: Buffy’s school: John Marshall High School, Silverlake, Los Angeles
Was I the only person who saw the big-screen version of the cult TV series? With Luke Perry as her dumb sidekick, Donald Sutherland as mentor and Rutger Hauer as head vampire, it did nothing at the box office but it's amiable, undemanding fun.
But for the big screen, Buffy's school is another familiar location – you can see it in loads of movies including John Frankenheimer’s fifties juve delinquent melodrama The Young Stranger, with James MacArthur and Kim Hunter, Eighties bodyswap farce Like Father, Like Son, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Its playing fields were seen in Grease.
More recently, the school cropped up again as 'Pointes High', where John Cusack attends the reunion in Grosse Pointe Blank.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV location: ‘Sunnydale High’ for TV: Torrance High School, West Carson Street, Torrance, Los Angeles
‘Sunnydale High’ for the TV series is Torrance High School, 2200 West Carson Street at El Prado Avenue down in Torrance, south Los Angeles. The same school was 'West Beverly High' in TV's Beverly Hills 90210 as well as ‘Gilmore High’ in Whatever It Takes and the courtyard of ‘John Hughes High’ in Not Another Teen Movie.