From 1997's The Game to 2010's The Social Network, noted auteur David Fincher has had a fixation with the Bay Area. Turning ten this year, Zodiac, which only pulled in $33 million in the United States on a $65 million budget, remains arguably his best film to date. Chronicling the 1970s killing spree of the person christened the Zodiac Killer, based on the cryptogram letters sent to local media, the movie features several key Bay Area locales.
The Chronicle building, the Castro Theatre, and Original Joe's area all featured. The most harrowing among them, Lake Berryessa. The scene where victims Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard are stabbed during a quiet and sunny afternoon is one of cinema's most terrifying.
While some of the movie was shot in Toronto, most of it was filmed right here in the Bay Area. We've identified several locations. Enjoy.Read More