25 Best Movie-to-TV Adaptations

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Writer Joss Whedon was famously disappointed with the way that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie turned out back in 1992. His version, it is said, was much darker, more horror-focused, and included more of what would become Whedon’s trademark dialogue and humor. Instead, audiences were given a lighter, campier comedy horror film about a typical early ’90’s Valley Girl.

The 1997 series, created by Joss Whedon, was of course more in line with his original intent for the movie. A critical darling, the show would run for seven seasons and develop a strong cult following. Undoubtedly an improvement over the original movie, the original still has its charms. Look no further than the performances of Paul Reubens, Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry — who know exactly what movie they’re in and seem to be having a ton of fun

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