The Sunnydale Cemetery was Buffy Summer’s playground. Night after night, she’s patrol and take down the newly undead as they rose from their graves. What many don’t know, is where
these scenes were actually filmed.
Ever wonder with the cast felt about the cemetery scenes? E News has recently shared Sarah Michelle Gellar’s feelings on the subject:
In the beginning of the series, the cemetery was actally built and scenes shot in the studio staff parking lot. Sarah Michelle Gellar had a real fear of cemeteries, crying hysterically after filming an episode where Buffy was put in a grave. “I have an irrational fear of cemeteries and being buried alive,” she told Rolling Stone. “It’s really hard to be a vampire slayer if you’re scared of cemeteries.” (A fake cemetery was later built on the set.)
Of course, Buffy’s own grave was in the very same cemetery that she battled vampires night after night. She also had a few romantic moments here, too.
Last week was the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I remember watching this show for the first time and being in awe. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed, but yet BtVS remains an integral part of pop culture. Thank you, Joss Whedon, for giving us this amazing show!