Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer ★★★ 1992 (PG-13)

Funny, near-camp teen genre spoof. Buffy is a typical mall gal concerned with shopping and cheerleading, until the mysterious Sutherland proclaims it her destiny to slay the vampires who have suddenly infested Los Angeles. Like, really. Buffy requires some convincing, but eventually takes up the challenge, fighting off the vamps and obsestheir seductive leader Hauer, aided by perpetual guy-indistress Perry. “Pee-wee” Reubens is unrecognizable and terribly amusing as the vampire king's sinister henchman, engaging in one of the longer death scenes of film history. Check out Cassandra (Wagner), Natalie Wood's daughter. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Stephen (Steve) Root, Ben Affleck, Mark DeCarlo, Thomas Jane, Ricki Lake, Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Rutger Hauer, Michele Abrams, Randall Batinkoff, Hilary Swank, Paris Vaughan, David Arquette, Candy Clark, Natasha Gregson Wagner; D: Fran Rubel Kuzui; W: Joss Whedon; C: James Hayman; M: Carter Burwell.