Explained: Burnt Cars on California Beach [TV Set]

Mick West

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A video of a guy driving along a California beach littered with burnt cars (and a Helicopter) is getting shared on Facebook with the implication that it's the result of the recent fires.

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While the location is actually pretty close to where the fires were in Malibu it is actually a set for the TV Show American Horror Story. A fan account shared video the of the set being constructed in July 2018:
Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl5nkQvnn1Q/

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl80Z_sgvc_/
 
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Mechanik

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This is a great example of someone(s) going completely off the rails.

Following your clues, Mick, I found the following website with all sorts of photos of the set. As best I can tell, this was set up in the parking lot of Point Dume State Beach.

http://onset-hollywood.com/american-horror-story-season-8-filming-locations-2018/

This photo shows the distinctive Point Dume cliff at the south end of the beach and you can see the red roof of the concession/restroom just below it. You can see your bus/car crash in the distance to the left.


Do I need to point out that source material's "directed energy weapon" attack does NOT feature melted aluminum wheels? Of course not.
 
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