Fashion Event

See the Original Buffy the Vampire Slayer in All its 90s Glory

The Hollywood Theater screens the campy vampire flick with a host of familiar names like Luke Perry, Paul Reubens, and Rutger Hauer.

By Eden Dawn August 22, 2019

This is your friendly frequent reminder that the Hollywood Theater is actually owned by a non-profit organization using its gorgeous 1926 venue to give back to its community. An important engine to the 300 films they screen year are their signature film series from crowd favorite Queer Horror (with drag clown Carla Rossi) to B-Movie Bingo (exactly what it sounds like). One of those series, hosted by your friendly local style editor, is Fashion in Film where I essentially thrust my love of the 1990s upon you. Case in point? Monday's screening of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

27 years ago, writer Joss Whedon birthed a phenomenon with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Before his seminal television series of the same name, Whedon's first incarnation of Buffy was a flighty high school cheerleader (played by Kristy Swanson) who spends most of her time shopping dope 1992 fashions, until the day Merrick (Donald Sutherland) appears to convince her that she is "the chosen one," a vampire slayer. Buffy must train to fight the evil vampire king Lothos (Rutger Hauer) and his henchman (Paul Ruebens, in a delightfully different role).

How can she do all that and get passing grades AND still cheer at the big game? It’s going to be a tough one and she’ll need the help of her friend and cool dude Pike (Luke Perry, at the height of Beverly Hills 90210 fame). See the bodysuits, 90s prom dresses, and how to use Aquanet hairspray to stave off a vampire in a pinch in this totally tubular valley-girl-turns-heroine film.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

7:30 p.m. Mon, August 25, Hollywood Theater, $9

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