BUFFY ON FILM

THE OLD BUFFY FILM...

Before Sarah Michelle Gellar took on the role of Buffy for the TV series there was the 1992 movie, with Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, Hilary Swank (her first film), and Donald Sutherland.

The film grossed $16,624,456. Chi Muoi Lo later would be Creaig Fong in BTVS episode #139, titled Storyteller. Seth Green (who would later play Oz) is the only other castmember to appear in the TV series.

The song Feelings (by Louis Gasté and Morris Albert) was performed by Kristy Swanson.

Susannah Hoffs (formerly of THE BANGLES) performed the Danny Elfman song We Close Our Eyes. Hoffs also starred in the 1987 film THE ALLNIGHTER with John Cusak.

The high school scenes were filmed at John Marshall High - 3939 Tracy Street, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA.

Susannah Hoffs Chi Muoi Lo with a big gun and a bloody nose in VANISHING SON 3

CAST

The Vampire DJ was played by Alexis Arquette. Vampire Fan was Toby Holguin. Other vampires in the film were: Seth Green, Paul Pesco, Bobby Aldridge, Amanda Anka, Chino Binamo, Al Goto, Terry Jackson, Mike Johnson, Sarah Lee Jones, Kim Robert Koscki, Clint Lilley, Chi Muoi Lo, Jimmy N. Roberts, David Rowden, Kenny Sacha, Ben Scott, Kurtis Epper, Sharon Schaffer, and Lincoln Simonds.


Kristy Swanson as Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

THE PROPOSED NEW BUFFY FILM

Whit Anderson Whit Anderson, who had been hired by Warner Bros. to write the script for a new Buffy film, has been fired from the project and her script rejected as unworkable. The project has, at least temporarily, been shelved. It has been reported by FilmShaft.com that Joss Whedon was offered the role of writer, director or executive producer in the new Buffy film and he refused all of them. No indication as to why. WARNER BROS have optioned the rights to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER from Franz and Kaz Kuzui and Sandollar Productions, so that Atlas Entertainment can produce a new feature film. The script will be written by Whit Anderson, who was a big Buffy fan when the series was on, and who convinced Charles Roven and Steve Alexander to produce the film.

Charles Roven Charles Roven has also produced SCOOBY DOO, AND SCOOBY DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED, both with Sarah Michelle Gellar. Roven got a People's Choice Award for DARK KNIGHT along with Co-producer Emma Thomas and Director Christopher Nolan.

Vanessa Hudgens According to Teen Daily, Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) last spring turned down a role in a film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Later Hudgens said she was never asked about the Buffy film.

Sources said that in the Anderson script, Buffy was no longer in high school. She was a young college graduate, struggling to find a job and a healthy relationship. If the new Buffy was near the age of Heather Morris (23), this means they will be effectively picking up the story three or four years after the end of Season 7. Buffy will have returned to college and gotten a degree. That would set the new film in 2007 or so, giving us 4 missing years. Buffy should be 30 next year. That aside, Morris has a background as a dancer and gymnast, making her well-suited for the part. Rumours of Morris being cast in the role have circulated for months.


Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson's reaction to the idea of a new Buffy film: "There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so. He's a brilliant man, no doubt. I love everything Buffy. I don't care who's doing it." Swanson's co-star, Luke Perry said (through his agent) that he has no comment on the project.


Joss Whedon reacted with resignation and humour to Warner Bros announcement of the project. He said, in part,

"I don't love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I'm also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can't wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill."

And then he joked:

"This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths - just because they can't think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself."

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OTHER SLAYERS, OTHER FILMS

By far the best of the other slayers was FLUFFY THE ENGLISH VAMPIRE SLAYER. This ran for eight episodes on BBC2 and starred Louise Anne Bateman (born in East Sussex, England 15 November 1984. The show was a Buffy parody and the villain was named Count Von Whedon. The Count had apparently managed to get hold of the powerful "Ring of Gellar" posing a threat to Fluffy and the other citizens of Sunningdale.

In 2009, there was WILLA MAE THE CHURCH LADY VAMPIRE SLAYER. Willa Mae, played by Joyce Johnson, is a "no nonsense African-American grandmother and church lady" who finds herself defending her town against a vampire invasion.

2011 brought us two short films. First there was VAN DEXTER, VAMPIRE SLAYER had 8 year old Dexter, played by Dexter Vinant-Tang, deciding to continue his family's tradition of slaying vampires. The entire cast is named Vinant Tang, as is the writer and the director, so this is really a family production.

Bjanka Murgel Second, there was the ALEX THE VAMPIRE SLAYER in which Alex Contreras plays himself. Alex, you see, is the world's only defender against vampires, werewolves, and the like. Unfortunately, in this film, none of these things actually exist. Ales is oblivious to this fact. The character of Cassandra in this film is played by Bjanka Murgel, who also was Mylene in episode #9 of LOST GIRL in 2010.



This unknown person played Buffy in HAMLET THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

In the 2008 film HAMLET THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Directed by Jason Witter (who I believe teaches theater at New Mexico Community College) a character named Buffy played by an unknown actor, makes a brief appearance. The DVD of this film was released on 3 January and is available from Amazon for $13.


In 2012, Adam and Eve pictues released Buffy XXX, a porn parody. It stars Lexi Belle as Buffy, Kris Slater as Xander, and Jesse Andrews as Willow. The premise is that Willow casts an erotic dream spell and it spills over onto Giles and Xander.