The Creepiest Pop Culture High Schools

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. This weekend the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie opens in theaters and via video-in-demand. The Rob Thomas-directed film takes us back to the seedy California town of Neptune and the 10-year Neptune High reunion — where more than a few unsettling antics took place. For many people, high school truly felt like hell on earth. In the case of pop culture’s teenage institutes of higher learning, there are plenty of sinister high schools on film and television that have made us cringe throughout the years. Here are ten of the creepiest.


Sunnydale High School, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

You have to figure that any high school built in a town that is located on a “hellmouth” is going to be bad news. Sunnydale High was the meeting ground for Buffy and friends when they schemed to beat the great Big Bad, but it was also the location of multiple deaths, otherworldly weird, and more. Don’t forget that the school was run by the dictator otherwise known as Principal Snyder, who helped cover up Sunnydale’s supernatural activities in disturbing ways.