6 HYPER-LOCAL L.A. LOCATIONS TO LOOK FOR IN "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD."
The zombie apocalypse is upon us, but so is an epidemic of runaway film production. Most of the L.A-situated AMC series was filmed in Vancouver, but they did use a few local places to keep it recognizable.
- •Bethany Presbyterian ChurchOn the first episode, it played a dingy, junkie shooting gallery. IRL it's a perfectly nice church along Griffith Boulevard.
- •Sunset Triangle PlazaThe parklet in Silverlake appears in an ominous shot in the first episode before a main character named Nick gets hit by a car and ends up in...
- •Temple Community HospitalIn the real world, Temple Community has been closed since 2014 (it shuttered after 70 years due to low revenue and hefty retrofitting expenses). In the Fear world, it is a bustling infirmary where doctors talk in hushed voices about viruses we don’t know enough about.
- •Woodrow Wilson High School"Fear" disguises WWHS as Paul B. Williams High School, but the LAUSD institution, located in El Sereno, is one of the main spots where the drama unfolds.
- •Venice BoardwalkHalf-dressed, slow-moving people would go unnoticed here. Good place for zombies to blend in. We'll see...
- •Sixth Street Viaduct BridgeA big "I toldja so!" moment happened when the undead shuffled along this historic Boyle Heights/DTLA overpass in the first episode. But here's something actually scary: if there's a major earthquake, this 1932 bridge has an estimated 70 percent chance of collapse. A replacement project is in the works, with a 2019 date of completion.