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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel. It was written by Richie Tankersley Cusick in adaptation of Joss Whedon's screenplay. It was originally published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment in August 1992.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The fourth teenage girl in L.A. has disappeared in less than two months! But Buffy's oblivious. She's brainstorming a theme for the senior dance. One nightmare later, she meets a stranger named Merrick who tells her she bears the mark of the order: only she — the Pom-Pom Princess of California cheerleaders — can stop the vampires before they engulf L.A. They're everywhere… she can't even trust her best friends! Merrick has brought her knowledge, physical and mental powers beyond her wildest dreams, and a terrifying enemy: Lothos, King of the Vampires, who is determined to have Buffy for himself! All she has are a stake, a cross and a mission: destroy the evil — even if it takes her own life!

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Bahamas (Only mentioned)
  • China (Only mentioned)
  • El Salvador (Only mentioned)
  • Europe (Only in flashbacks)
    • Hampshire, England (Only mentioned)
    • Spain (Only mentioned)
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Oxnard, USA (Only mentioned)
  • Pasadena, USA (Only mentioned)
  • Virginia, USA (Only mentioned)

Objects[edit | edit source]

Death count[edit | edit source]

  • An unidentified vampire, staked by the barmaid Slayer outside the inn (in flashbacks).
  • The barmaid Slayer, bitten outside the inn by Lothos (in flashbacks).
  • Grueller, sired by Wally Bessel in a park.
  • Benny Jacks, sired (only mentioned).
  • Robert Berman, staked by Buffy in a cemetery.
  • Unidentified female vampire, staked by Buffy in a cemetery.
  • Cassandra, killed by Lothos in the school building.
  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy in an alley.
  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy near a playground.
  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy with a guitar near a playground.
  • Grueller, staked by Buffy in a construction site.
  • Two unidentified vampires, staked by Buffy in a construction site.
  • Unidentified biker, suffocated by Lothos outside the school gym.
  • Unknown number of vampires, staked by Buffy outside the school gym.
  • Unidentified student, bitten by a vampire at the school gym.
  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Pike in the school gym.
  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Andy in the school gym.
  • Nicole, bitten by vampires outside the school gym.
  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Pike in the school gym.
  • Benny Jacks, staked by Pike in the school gym.
  • Amilyn, staked by Buffy in the school building.
  • Lothos, staked by Buffy with a pencil in the school building.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

Pop culture references[edit | edit source]

  • Buffy and Nicole describe the Omniplex theater as not having THX high fidelity audio/visual reproduction nor Dolby audio noise reduction. Jennifer and Nicole then suggests they go to the Beverly Center shopping mall and the AMC Theatres chain, but the group decides to go to the theater in the Westside Pavilion shopping.
  • Pike and Benny both wear Dr. Martens boots.
  • Jeffrey drives a BMW convertible car.
  • Jeffrey changes the channel from the film Dracula (1931).
  • Buffy's parents tells her not to drive the Jaguar car.
  • Buffy mentions Sting as an environmental activist, but Kimberly says she thought he was an activist for the cause of indigenous people instead. Sting founded the Rainforest Foundation Fund in 1987, both dedicated to drawing attention to rainforests and defending the rights of indigenous peoples living there.
  • Jennifer suggests using the phrase "Don't Tread on Me," which is from the Gadsden flag.
  • Buffy lists wanting to marry the actor Christian Slater.
  • Buffy and Merrick play in a Game Boy (1989) console and the game Super Mario Bros. (1985).
  • Buffy asks a priest to bless a pack of Perrier mineral water.
  • Lothos holding his victim is compared to the sculpture Pietà by Michelangelo.
  • Pike listens to the song "Help Yourself" (1990) by The Posies.
  • Pike tells Benny that he "almost did a Jimi Hendrix," in reference to the musician having aspirated his own vomit and died of asphyxia while intoxicated.
  • Buffy walks the streets singing the song "Feelings" (1974).
  • Merrick drives a Dodge Dart car.
  • Merrick mentions the Stonehenge monument as near the place he was born.
  • Buffy compares Jeffrey with the character Tarzan.
  • Pike has a Dodge car.
  • Lothos comments that he doesn't know how Amilyn made it through the Crusades (1096–1271).
  • Buffy takes a Harley-Davidson motorcycle from a biker.
  • Merrick says "Get thee behind me," a quote in the New Testament of when Jesus rebukes the devil.
  • Nicole and Kimberly arrange Styrofoam cups for the dance.
  • A vampire puts a record to play "Teen Angel" (1959) during the fight between students and vampires.
  • Buffy asks Lothos if he's ever thrown up in the front row of a concert of the singer-songwriter Richard Marx.
  • Students drink Slurpees in the mall.

International titles[edit | edit source]

  • Czech: Buffy, zabíječka upírů
  • Portuguese (Portugal): Buffy, a Caçadora de Vampiros

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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