Halloween or Hallowe'en was a holiday celebrated annually on the night of the 31st of October. Originally a pagan holiday, in modern times it had come to be associated with the supernatural. However, demons and vampires traditionally avoided hunting or attacking on Halloween and "took the night off" because they believed it to be an idiotic cliche.
However, that was not always the case; for example, Spike the rebel vampire attacked Buffy during Halloween 1997, though this was because of the chaos caused by a spell cast by Ethan Rayne. The Rebel Vampire Posse purposely hunted during Halloween, breaking this rule in an attempt to show they were rebels.
On Halloween night 1997, sorcerer and chaos worshiper Ethan Rayne caused havoc by enchanting those who bought costumes from his costume shop to magically transform into whatever they were dressed as.
On Halloween 2001, Buffy and her friends celebrated with a party, whilst Dawn Summers went out with her friend Janice Penshaw and two young vampires: Zack and Justin. Zach and Justin belonged to a gang of "rebels" who decided to break the rules and go hunting.
On Halloween 2003, Wolfram & Hart, now under the management of the Angel Investigations team, organized their annual Halloween bash, but strange events occurred because Lorne, the new head of the Entertainment Division, had his ability to sleep removed to cope with the demands of his new job; lacking the ability to sleep while still possessing the need to do so, Lorne's subconscious eventually physically manifested as a means of coping with the subconscious conflicts that Lorne would normally have processed as he slept. It went around, attacking and seemingly killing all those who had recently angered Lorne, though it vanished when Lorne's ability to sleep was returned.
On Halloween 2006, the first Halloween after the creation of a new Seed of Wonder and the restoration of magic on Earth, Andrew Wells stole the Slayer Handbook and returned to Sunnydale, planning to use it and the new rules of magic to his advantage to resurrect Jonathan Levinson and Tara Maclay in an attempt to atone for his past sins; however, his efforts attracted a Soul Glutton. After the creature was dealt with, Buffy and Willow convinced Andrew not to go through with it.
1997: 18th Century Girl
1999: Little Red Riding Hood
1997: Soldier boy
1999: James Bond
1997: Hot rocker chick/ghost
1999: Joan of Arc
1999: Mexican man
2001: Charlie's Angel
1999: Rasta Jamaican
1999: Hula girl
2003: Human bean
Behind the Scenes
- The non-canonical tie-in novel Halloween Rain portrays Halloween in a totally opposite light to how it is portrayed in the show. Rather than having an aversion to towards the holiday, vampires embrace it to the extent that they openly walk among humans in their vamp-face.
- "Innocence" (Only mentioned)
- "Band Candy" (Only mentioned)
- "Fear, Itself"
- "Hero" (Only mentioned)
- "Goodbye Iowa" (Only mentioned)
- "All the Way"
- "Beneath You" (Only mentioned)
- "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" (Only mentioned)
- "Life of the Party"
- Return to Sunnydale, Part One
- Return to Sunnydale, Part Two