Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • 15
  • Fran Rubel Kuzui (1992)
  • US
  • 81 min
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy horror starring Kristy Swanson and Donald Sutherland. When a mysterious stranger informs teen cheerleader Buffy that she is descended from an ancient line of vampire killers, she is less than impressed. But evil is close at hand, and Buffy's special abilities are soon called upon.

Cast and crew

Cast

Buffy
Kristy Swanson
Merrick
Donald Sutherland
Amilyn
Paul Reubens
Lothos
Rutger Hauer
Pike
Luke Perry
Jennifer
Michele Abrams
Kimberly
Hilary Swank
Nicole
Paris Vaughn
Benny
David Arquette
Jeffrey
Randall Batinkoff
Cassandra
Natasha Gregson Wagner
Zeph
Thomas Jane
Buffy's mum
Candy Clark
Basketball player
Ben Affleck

Crew

Director
Fran Rubel Kuzui

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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