Does this gothic facade look familiar? It shouuuuld! This is John Marshall High School, located at 3939 Tracy Street in Los Angeles, and it’s been a go-to location for basically every movie ever made.
From “Pretty in Pink” to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (where it got a temporary upgrade to become “Marshall College”), this institution has starred in more movies than most A-list actors. Below, we round up a few of its best on-screen moments.
“Nightmare on Elm Street”: The bad dream begins here.
It’s where “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
“Can’t Hardly Wait” has its beginnings at Marshall.
The ultimate late-1990s party movie takes place mostly at (duh) a party, but as you can see in this clip, Ethan Embry’s obsessive crush on Amanda Beckett started right here.
It’s where fathers and sons go to talk about feelings in “Austin Powers 2.”
Dr. Evil describes the “breathtaking” process of ritualistic scrotum shaving during a group therapy session, a scene filmed in one of Marshall’s classrooms.
The best “Grosse Pointe Blank” fight scene was filmed here.
Another of Marshall’s claims to fame: It’s the high school John Cusack returns to for a reunion in “Grosse Pointe Blank,” and in whose hallways he ultimately stabs an assassin to death with ballpoint pen.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was born at Marshall.
“Grease!” was the word.
And of course, it’s where Van Halen got “Hot for Teacher.”
Little Waldo drooled over his leggy blonde teacher in scenes filmed in Marshall’s library.