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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  31 July 1992 (USA)
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A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.



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A teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.



Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Abrams ...
Paris Vaughan ...
Andrew Lowery ...
Sasha Jenson ...


Buffy Summers has the lifestyle any young woman could want. Cheerleading, dating the captain of the basketball team, and copious amounts of time spent shopping with friends. She had no idea of her true calling until a mysterious man named Merrick approached her and told her that she is the Slayer; one woman called to defend the world from vampires. Reluctant to concede to the fact, Buffy soon learns that Merrick speaks the truth and so begins to take her new life seriously while trying to maintain the sense of normality her life had once been. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike, who knows very well the terrors that have arisen. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy. Written by Vampire-Sharpshooter

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Pert. Wholesome. Way Lethal. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comic vampire violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buffy, a vámpírok réme  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$16,624,456 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Buffy is a senior at Hemery high; two years older than the Buffy of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), who starts at Sunnydale High as a sophomore. See more »


During the cemetery scene with Buffy and Merrick you hear a loon calling on more than one occasion. A loon would be on a lake, not in a cemetery. They can barely walk on land, and they only take part in calling during the morning and evening hours, never late at night. See more »


Merrick: None of the other girls ever gave me this much trouble.
Buffy: And where are they now? Hello!
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Crazy Credits

Amilyn (Paul Reubens) revives to go through some more death throes. See more »


Referenced in Apocrypha (2011) See more »


Written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy
Produced by Steve Brown
Performed by The Cult
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records, Ltd.
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underrated -- more than fluff
27 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

underrated action/comedy: witty, intelligent, nuanced humor in the writing and acting. Lest people forget, this was an early entry in the no-longer-waiting-for-her-prince, newly-empowered, women-who-can-kick-butt genre ....full of satire and irony for the non-literal viewer.....truly delightful!

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