Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was not Robin Sachs' first encounter with the bloodsucking undead. A much younger Sachs starred as Heinrich the vampire acrobat in the British horror film Vampire Circus (1972). See more »

Goofs

When Buffy slams Larry into the soda machine, a Diet Dr. Pepper comes out. But that isn't one of the choices listed, the machine only showed that regular Dr. Pepper was available. See more »

Quotes

Drusilla: Do you love my insides, the parts you can't see?
Spike: Eyeballs to entrails, my sweet.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Shy
Performed by Epperley
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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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