Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
  • PG-13
  • 1h 26m
  • 1992
Rotten35%
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Blonde, bouncy Buffy (Kristy Swanson) is your typical high school cheerleader-- her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die" and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop. But all that changes when a strange man (Donald Sutherland) informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires. With the help of a romantic rebel (Luke Perry), Buffy is soon spending school nights protecting L.A. from Lothos, the Vampire King (Rutger Hauer), his sidekick, Lefty (Paul Ruebens) and their determined gang of bloodsuckers. It's everything you'd expect from a teen queen in the Valley.
© 1992 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Critics Consensus: Buffy the Vampire Slayer's supernatural coming of age tale is let down by poor directing and even poorer plotting -- though Kristy Swanson and Paul Reubens' game performances still manage to slay.
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Flippant horror comedy that birthed the TV show.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this forerunner of the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series has a much different, less serious flavor (and a different cast) than the program. There is mild swearing and verbal sexual innuendo. Though violence is frequent, it's also cartoon-like and almost entirely bloodless, even when people are killed and vampires are being speared or, in one case, deprived of an arm. Except for supernatural mentors (master vampires and vampire-hunters) adults appear either idiotic or inconsequential, and a man in his 50s is considered disgustingly old.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
  • Release Date:July 31, 1992
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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