Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Halloween 

On Halloween, Buffy and her friends patronize an unusual costume shop where customers turn into whatever costume they are wearing.

Director:

Bruce Seth Green

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Carl Ellsworth | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Seth Green ... Daniel Osbourne
James Marsters ... Spike
Robin Sachs ... Ethan Rayne
Juliet Landau ... Drusilla
Armin Shimerman ... Principal Snyder
Larry Bagby ... Larry Blaisdell (as Larry Bagby III)
Abigail Gershman Abigail Gershman ... Girl
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Storyline

It turns out that Halloween is the one night of the year when vampires actually lay low, so everybody is getting their costumes from the new store in town, Ethan's Costume Shop. Buffy wears a noble woman's dress from the time when Angel was human, Xander dresses up like a soldier, and Willow chickens out on dressing like a hooker and goes as a ghost. But Ethan Rayne, the shop owner, has invoked the Roman god Janus so everybody becomes their costume. That means all the kids in the neighborhood are now monsters and Buffy thinks she is an 18th-century maiden who faints at the sight of demons and vampires. Written by DRBERNABO256

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

27 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It is learned that Giles' nickname in his youth was Ripper. At one point a prequel spin-off named "Ripper", detailing adventures of young Giles, was proposed. See more »

Goofs

Vampires cast no reflection. Since video cameras use mirrors as part of their focusing method, vampires would not show up on videotape. See more »

Quotes

Cordelia: Are you guys playing tonight?
Oz: Yeah, at the shelter club.
Cordelia: Is mister I'm-the-lead-singer-I'm-so-great-I-don't-have-to-show-up-for-my-date-or-even-call gonna be there?
Oz: Yeah, you know, he's just going by 'Devon' now.
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Connections

References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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One of my favourite episodes of the show
28 July 2017 | by jamarianaSee all my reviews

I think this may have been my original favourite episode of the show at the time I got to it. What I mean by that is, as I began watching the show chronologically (from start to finish) this episode was the one I liked most before I got any further in the show, before I watched past season 2 episode 6. It has an amazing story - so creative, interesting, and well done. It also has great dialogue. I particularly love that Cordelia gets her Halloween costume from a different store, and how Xander becomes a militant soldier. I've seen the episode 5 times to date and it never gets old.


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