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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Welcome to the Hellmouth

episode 1.1

USA 1997
directed by Charles Martin Smith
starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Head (as Anthony Stewart Head), Mark Metcalf, Brian Thompson, David Boreanaz, Ken Lerner, Kristine Sutherland, Eric Balfour
written & created by Joss Whedon

tv-series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV-series)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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After 16-year-old Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) had gotten into a bit of trouble at every school she has ever gone to (most recently LA) for vampire hunting (she is a Slayer, meaning a chosen one with supernatural powers that would decide her fate to always hunt vampires [!]), she & her mother (Kristine Sutherland) move to quiet suburban Sunnydale to get away from all the excitement.

Everything seems to be going fine & dandy too, & Buffy soon makes friends with Xander (Nicholas Brendon), who immediately falls for her (quite literally, too), his loser friend Jesse (Eric Balfour), bitchy Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) & nerdy Willow (Alyson Hannigan), but then a dead body is fond in the gym's locker room, sucked dry of all blood. & not only that, the school's librarian Rupert Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) notices her special powers (as he is a Watcher, meaning a chosen one supposed to train a Slayer) & immediately wants to send her on a vampire hunt - though she at first declines his request.

What neither he nor she do know though is that Sunnydale was built upon the Hellmouth, meaning in the caves below the village a whole horde of vampires led bay the evil Master (Mark Metcalf) has taken up residence - & they want Sunnydale for harvesting - a fact that is only hinted at to Buffy by the mysterious Angel (David Boreanaz).

Soon though, when Willow is abducted by a vampire, Buffy goes back to staking vampires again, & fittingly, at a cemetery, too - but to what end, as at the end of this episode she is found in a casket, with a vampire Luke (Brian Thompson) hovering above her to suck her dry, & her friends Willow, Xander & Jesse in mortal danger ...

For a continuation, see the next episode, The Harvest.

 

Before this series, Joss Whedon's idea had been turned into the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a movie amazingly bad even by Hollywood-standards (& that's really bad) & a box-office failure despite the involvement of - besides Kirsty Swanson in the title role - the then popular Luke Perry as well as Rutger Hauer & Donald Sutherland. It was a small  wonder that anybody was ever allowed to mention the movie-title again, let alone turn it into a tv-series, & it's bigger a wonder that the series became a tremendous success ... & it's not even half bad either:

The series (not the movie) manages to successfully blend the vampire- & the slasher-formula with elements of high-school-soaps & action flicks, & - thanks to some snappy dialogue - never takes itself too seriously. so even this first episode, despite having to set up several characters & the concept of the Vampire Slayer itself, is entertaining enough to keep the audience watching.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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