Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 4

Fear Itself (26 Oct. 1999)

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On Halloween, Buffy and her friends find themselves trapped inside a haunted frat house complete with real bats, zombies, and a terrifying demon.

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In the Halloween night, Buffy is very depressed due to her non-corresponded feelings for Parker, and Willow, Oz and Xander convince her to go to a famous Halloween party in a fraternity with them to have some fun. Anya is also invited by Xander to join the group. However, while decorating the place previously, one of the hosts paints a magic symbol, the Mark of Gachnar, on the floor, and an accidentally spilled drop of Oz's blood awakens the Fear Demon Gachnar who is fed by fear, bringing panic and horror to life on the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The title reference comes from the First Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 4, 1933: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear... is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror..." See more »

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In Anya's first scene in bunny costume, the ears are flopped. In her second scene, the ears are straight, and in her third scene in costume they're flopped again. See more »

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[Oz is setting up a sound system and he tilts his head and grimaces]
Xander: Sensing a disturbance in the force, Master?
Oz: Ah, left speaker's crackin' a little bit.
[pulls out a knife]
Xander: And you feel stabbing it's the proper solution?
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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One of the best BtVS episodes
12 May 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect of this episode. Well as most of the names of Buffy episodes you don't know what to expect. But what I saw was beyond of what I had thought it would be like.

Humour, Horror and Happening aren't they the greatest combination for an episode? Fear, itself contains more of it.

I haven't laughed so much - because of a Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode! But as well as I laughed I was a bit scared (though I am not so easy frightened).

For me this is one of the greatest BtVS shows. But talking about best BtVS episode - every episode has one emotion. The emotions that Becoming Part 2 gave me and many others are incomparable with this one.

Anyway, this is a episode that MUST be watched!


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