Celebrate 'Teen Wolf's' 30th Anniversary With Myriad Movie Locations
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“Teen Wolf” is a movie that tells the story of a young man who manages to find confidence on the basketball court and in his daily life.
Oh, yeah. He is also a werewolf.
The 1985 classic turns 30 years old on August 23, which means you are far older than you thought you were and we have an excuse to pore over various scenes and appreciate their real-life locations.
First, let’s get the uninitiated up to speed with a Michael J. Fox classic that combines wolf sensibilities with surfing on top of a moving vehicle.
Here’s an early trailer that points to a movie that may have been far wackier than it ended up being—Stiles antics aside.
IMDB offers a brief list of the various locations utilized in this movie that proved having a werewolf at your high school isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
A video posted earlier this year gives fans a glimpse of the Pasadena location that was used for the van surfing scene as well as the exterior for Harold Howard’s hardware store.
You can see a Fair Oaks sign as well as the storefront starting at about one minute and 35 seconds into the following video—although In The 80s contends the footage is shot down Colorado Blvd.:
Movie-Locations.com helps us out on some other locations, namely 1727 Bushnell Avenue, which was used as the Howard’s home in the movie—an abode also used in the Fox classic “Back to the Future.”
The other location you might recognize is the high school itself. Producers apparently chose to use a location that is rather prolific as far as movie cameos.
John Burroughs Middle School in Hancock Park has been used in movies such as “Teen Wolf” as well as “Pleasantville,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Never Been Kissed,” via Wikipedia.
Lastly, there is a liquor store that you might want to visit on your next Hollywood movie tour.
The scene where Scott goes all werewolf on a shopkeeper is reportedly Quick Stop Liquor, and Movie Locations explains there are other treasures nearby, first giving us the address: “Quick Stop Liquor, 6670 Foothill Boulevard near Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, Tujunga—not far from locations used for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento’ and in ‘Terminator 3.’”
For those not familiar, here is how you order a keg without a license:
If you are in the Los Angeles area to enjoy the sights of various classic movies, you may just want to ride by and get a glimpse of where some truly unsafe vehicular shenanigans took place.
Just refrain from surfing your own car.
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