PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Flighty teenage girl Buffy Summers learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.
The original script by Joss Whedon was heavily re-written to make this movie "lighter". In the original script, Buffy burns down the school gym in which the dance is being held, in an effort to destroy the vampires. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), this fact is referred to several times, as the series is seen as a spin-off of the original, unproduced screenplay, rather than this movie.
We're immortal, Buffy. We can do anything.
Buffy: Oh yeah? Clap.
After Pike talks to Buffy while on his motorcycle, he does a turn toward the photo booth. You see a close up of him just as he his revving up his bike, and he is maybe two to three feet from the photo booth, which is not enough room to do the maneuver. In the next shot, you then see him about six or seven feet from the booth, and he does the maneuver.
TV interviews with people who were at the dance attacked by vampires.
The original theatrical release received a "12" rating in the UK without any cuts however, the video release was rated "15" with 11 seconds cut. The scene in which Lothos ignites Buffy's cross was removed and instead of immolating his head, she merely flees. At the time, the "12" rating did not cover video releases, only theatrical so it was rated "15" and the scenes in question may be imitated by younger viewers. In 2002, all previous cuts were waived and the video release was rated "15".
$4,515,541 2 August 1992