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Sunnydale High School from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

LOCATION

Torrance High School, which stood in for Sunnydale High School on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, has also appeared in a score of teen films and television (“She’s All That”, “Not Another Teen Movie”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Whatever it Takes”, “The Hot Chick”, and “Cursed”, for starters).

ADDRESS

Torrance High School
2200 W Carson Street
Torrance, CA


STORY & PHOTOS

Move to a new town, start at a new school, examine a dead guy, fight some vampires… typical day, right? Only for Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) on Joss Whedon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. But I guess that’s what happens when you go to school on the Hellmouth.

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Torrance High School in Torrance, CA stands in for Sunnydale High, where Buffy and the Original Scooby Gang try to best the vampires and other beasts that are intent on ruining their high school experience.

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My best pal Alex loves him some “Buffy” so on his first trip to CA I took him directly to Sunnydale (legitimately… off the plane, into the car, straight to Buffy’s house and Sunnydale High).

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It was after dark, so it was spooky, which felt appropriate for a “Buffy” mission.

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STORY & PHOTO CREDITS

Written by Christina LeBlanc
Location photos by Christina LeBlanc and Alex Jackman

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