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90’s Flashback – Where Buffy and the Gang are Now!

Where Can You Find Buffy the Vampire Slayer Stars Now?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was an uber popular TV series on the WB channel, inspired by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. It ran for 6 wonderful – Buffy-filled years, and even inspired a spin-off called Angel, about Buffy’s boyfriend (which was a great show too).

So what exactly are Buffy & the gang up to now? We decided to find out!

Buffy – Sarah Michelle Gellar
After being Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, appeared in several popular movies that many will recognize instantly – I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2 and then Cruel Intentions. She even did a cartoon movie, Scoobie-Doo 2. Next she did a super spooky movie called The Grudge. She has continued acting and has appeared in both film and television shows. Most recently, in 2015, she has co-founded a business called Foostirs, which sells baking kits for kids.

Willow – Alyson Hannigan
After being the super psychic and powerful Willow, Alyson Hannigan went on to be part of the very happy couple on comedy show, How I Met Your Mother, playing Lily Aldrin. She’s also well known for her quirky character part in the American Pie films.

Xander Harris – Nicholas Brendon
He played a funny guy on Buffy and his next role was as a funny, sweet guy Kevin Lynch on Criminal Minds, who became Garcia’s boyfriend. Brendon since 2014 has also been writing the Buffy Season 10 comic books.

Joyce Summers (Buffy’s Mom) – Kristine Sutherland
As Buffy’s Mom, Kristine Sutherland appeared regularly on the show and with lots of unique, magical-type of characters, she was a bit of normality. She is also known for her role of Mrs. Thompson in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Spike – James Masters
James – known as the slightly snarky but totally cool “Spike” bad boy vampire who finally turned good, was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a long time. He was one of the original Buffy actors to go on to be on the Angel spin-off show, from 1997 to 2004. He’s done some fun sci-fi roles, including appearing on Smallville and Syfy’s Caprica. He also has appeared on CBS’s Hawaii Five-O most recently.

Tara Maclaey – Amber Benson
Amber played Willow’s romantic partner on the Buffy show in later seasons. After this show, she then directed, produced and starred in her own films, Chance and then also Lovers, Liars and Lunatics, both in the early 2000s. With fellow former Buffy cast member Adam Busch, she co-directed the film Drones.

Angel – David Boreanaz
Just about every Buffy TV show fan knows that the Buffy & Angel romance is very much like Romeo & Juliet: a little bit tragic and also very much meant-to-be. David went on to have his own spin-off show Angel after the Buffy TV show, and then after Angel he now appears as a leading actor in the crime comedy-drama Bones, which has been on the air since 2005.

Well, its been fun catching up with Buffy & the gang! Who knows, perhaps they will have a reunion show! What do you think….would you watch a Buffy reunion show?

Horror Movies Can Suck and That is More Than a Play on Words

I don’t want this website to become all about Jeremy Sisto, but I accidentally bought a movie with him in it yesterday (ignoring the questions about why, if I’m broke – and I am – I’m still so totally seduced by the 4 for $20 Previously Viewed section at Blockbuster) called The Thirst. It had lots of people in it, but I mainly bought it because it had Clare Kramer in it, and I loved her on Buffy.  There are spoilers in this review.  Beware.

So, the cover of the move says that it’s “Requiem for a Dream meets Near Dark.”  That is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard.  It’s got the blood spurts of Sweeny Todd, the melodrama of a Lifetime Original Movie (and not even a 2008-on one – BECAUSE THOSE ARE BETTER), the chemistry between the characters is non-existent and I found my finger itching to hit the “stop” button on the remote, but, like any horrifying situation, I couldn’t tear my eyes away.

Clare KramerClare Kramer plays Lisa, a twinkle-toed stripper who dates Maxx.  They are both former users.  Maxx thinks Lisa is using again, because she smells like throw up all the time, but we find out that she actually has some sort of cancer, and when that lady who played Faith’s new watcher in the third season of Buffy but then it turned out she just wanted that glove thing and they had to kill her shows up she can save her from dying from cancer so she turns her into a vampire.  Maxx sees Lisa at some goth club that his friends drag him to, where we meet Tom Lenk (Andrew from Buffy) in a delightful goth/sub cameo and it all goes downhill from there.

Matt KesslerMatt Kesslar plays Maxx, and while I loved him in The Middleman, I thought he was wooden and silly in this movie.

Jeremy Freaking SistoJeremy Sisto plays Darius, head of the vampire “family” and his accent ranges between a bad Russian accent to a bad southern accent.  I realize it’s on purpose to show how well-traveled and split-personalityish and everything he is, but it’s not even a good performance and it’s like he’s not even trying.  I told him about hanging out with Heather Graham…

Gwendolyn PostI don’t even know if this is the right picture.  The movie was all shady and shadowy, and she didn’t look exactly like Gwendolyn Post, so who knows?

Tom LenkTom Lenk plays Kronos.  He gets his throat ripped out.

It’s not even a fun movie.  It’s predictable and uninterestingly gory.  Lisa and Maxx go after the vampire family, kill them all, and meet the sun together in what is supposed to be a touching scene, but because of the complete lack of chemistry between the actors, it falls flat.  As does the “detox” scene earlier in the movie with its jerky camera work and crappy soundtrack.

And yay, I own this movie.

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