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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fran Rubel Kuzui (1992)

81min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Clueless meets Dracula in this engagingly silly yet knowing horror comedy that really deserves cult status. Kristy Swanson is cheerfully dim-witted as LA teenager Buffy, who's surprised to discover that she is actually the only person who can save the city from suave Rutger Hauer and his fellow vampires. Director Fran Rubel Kuzui rightly plays it like a comic strip and draws perfectly judged performances from an eclectic cast that also includes teen heart-throb Luke Perry, Donald Sutherland, an unrecognisable Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) and an uncredited appearance from Ben Affleck. It's a fun ride, but fans of the TV series that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar may find the action here a little disappointing.

Summary

A high-school student discovers she is the latest in a long line of superhuman warriors, destined to protect the human race against vampires. As she hones her fighting skills with the aid of an occult expert, an ancient bloodsucker plans an attack on her high-school. Comedy horror that inspired the TV series, starring Kristy Swanson, Rutger Hauer and Donald Sutherland.

Cast & Crew

Buffy Summers Kristy Swanson
Merrick Donald Sutherland
Lothos Rutger Hauer
Pike Luke Perry
Amilyn Paul Reubens
Kimberly Hilary Swank
Jennifer Michele Abrams
Benny David Arquette
Director Fran Rubel Kuzui
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Drama

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