Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

'90s poster boy Luke Perry and California babe Kristy Swanson star in this campy horror cheese-fest. After discovering vampires living amongst us, a popular high school girl answers the call to hunt and defeat them. From writer Joss Whedon. The film would spawn the considerably darker TV series (1997-2003).

Buffy is a typical teen, whose main goal in life is to “marry Christian Slater and die”, when she is approached by the mysterious Merrick (Donald Sutherland) who informs her that she is 'The Slayer' and it is her destiny to rid the town of its vampire population. The no-nonsense Buffy gets down to training, with starry-eyed love interest Pike (Luke Perry) following in her wake. It's not long before head vamp Lothos (Rutger Hauer) and his posse of undead goons show up to put in a surprise appearence at the school prom.

1992Rating: PG, Violence and coarse language.86 minsUSA
ComedyFantasyHorror

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A bloodless comic resurrection of the undead that goes serious just when it should get wild and woolly.

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Time Out

Time Out

Unfocused stuff, pitched at undemanding teenagers.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A slight, good-humored film that's a lot more painless than might have been expected.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Enjoyable, but now basically a footnote to the TV series.

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