We took a short drive to the Southland this weekend, to see shooting locations from Kelly's first film "Donnie Darko" (in North Long Beach) and Gellar's star-making role as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (in Torrance).
The Buffy Summers House is three blocks north of the school. The owners were out front when we dropped by, so I had to wait to snap this photo. Some people don't understand that obsessive fans are only mildly crazy.
Next, we headed for North Long Beach, to a neighborhood that's frequently used for filming. Country Club Drive is home to Donnie Darko, his pedophile neighbor Jim Cunningham, and Ferris Bueller. One street over, you can also find several houses from the "American Pie" series.
Jim Cunningham’s house from “Donnie Darko”
Donnie Darko’s house
It turns out that Ferris Bueller lives a few doors down from Donnie Darko.