July 31, 2022

This Day in Halloween: The horror comedy "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" featuring Donald Sutherland opens across the U.S. in 1992. / Illustration by Holly Vigil

Buffy the Vampire Slayer opens across the U.S. in 1992. The horror comedy stars Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer, Luke Perry, and Hilary Swank. Its mixed reception allows writer Joss Whedon to follow his original darker intent with a TV series version five years later.