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Film Film January 14, 2000
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Kristy Swanson
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1992

There aren't many pleasures left in America like the drive-in movie. For two bucks a head, you can relax in your car and watch a movie on a screen bigger than your house. Of course, some movies suit the drive-in better than others. Planet of the Apes, good. Citizen Kane, not so good. That said, let's consider Buffy: It's campy, tongue-in-cheek, comedy/horror fluff -- a lot lighter than the television series it spawned. Kristy Swanson is perfect as the unwitting cheerleader drafted by Donald Sutherland to be the Slayer. Throw in Luke Perry as the romantic interest, Rutger Hauer as the evil nemesis, and Paul Reubens as the undead henchman, and you've got yourself one fine evening at the drive-in.


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