Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is a comedy/horror film about Buffy, a high school cheerleader, who finds that she is the latest in a long line of women, chosen by fate, to slay vampires. Buffy, your typical valley type high school cheerleader, with no real sense of what she will do with her life, or even what the real world is about, is having very disturbing, reoccurring dreams. She dreams that she is chasing vampires. As she knows this is not a normal dream, she tells no one, for fear her peers will tease her and think she's "weird". One day a mysterious man approaches her in the school gym and informs her that she must come with him to the graveyard. Buffy thinks that this man is a lunatic, but after he repeats the dreams she's been having to her in detail, she agrees to go with him. When she reaches the graveyard she begins to have second thoughts. Then what they came for happens. A vampire rises from the grave and Buffy begins to realize her destiny and that she is the chosen one...the vampire slayer.

  • Starring: Kristy Swanson, Ruter Hauer, Pee Wee Herman, Donald Sutherland and Luke Perry
  • Director(s): Fran Rubel Kuzui
  • Producer(s): Kuzu Entertainment
  • Screenwriter(s): Joss Whedon
  • Distributor: 20th Century Fox
  • Animal Coordinator: Unknown
  • Release Date: Friday, June 19, 1992
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

Animal action is minimal. In an opening scene Buffy is having one of her dreams in which she is slaying vampires, as someone else, in a time long ago. While in pursuit of one of the vampires she jumps out of a window and supposedly falls onto a horse in the street below, knocking him down. This scene was shot in cuts. Buffy is seen jumping out of a window. Then Buffy and the horse are seen lying in the street. This was accomplished by the horse merely doing a lay down, with Buffy laying beside him. In one scene when Buffy is called into the principal's office, she is preoccupied with a buzzing fly. She takes a stick pin from the desk, places it in her mouth and spits it out, pinning the fly to the wall. This too, was shot in cuts. We never see the fly buzzing about. It was a fake rubber fly that was pierced with the pin and stuck to the wall. In another scene Merrick, the head vampire, picks up a cat an carries it off into another room.