The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Roger Avary’s excellent 2002 adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel “The Rules of Attraction” may have been set in the fictional Camden College in New Hampshire, but it was actually filmed at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.  In order to achieve this, the filmmakers had to be very careful in blocking their shots, as to avoid the mountains and palm trees that surround the area.  Below, we’ll cover many shots seen in the film from around the campus.


LOCATION: 1200 E Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374


James Van Der Beek’s character sits on these seats towards the end of the film.




The “End of the World” party takes place at this building.


One of the final shots of the movie, where the character of Sean rides away on his bike, was filmed here.


Killing Zoe (1993)

While Roger Avary’s underappreciated 1993 heist film “Killing Zoe” is set on the streets of Paris, the bank from the film is actually located in downtown Los Angeles.  In fact, the whole film came about precisely due to producer Samuel Hadida coming into access to the bank, which subsequently led to him reaching out to filmmaker Roger Avary to ask if he had any bank robbery scripts.  Without actually having one, Avary promptly said yes and set about penning the film.  Today, the bank is the Farmers & Merchants Bank.  It was also seen in the films “(500) Days Of Summer,” “Spider-Man 3” and “Night Hunter.”


LOCATION: 401 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013