Souvenirs Of Terror

fiendish film & TV show tie-ins

Richie T. Cusick – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Posted by demonik on July 25, 2007

Richie Tankersley Cusick – Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Archway, 1992)

“The Fourth teenage girl in L. A. has disappeared in less than two months! But Buffy’s oblivious. She’s brainstorming a theme for the serior dance. One nightmare later, she meets a stranger named Merrick who tells her she bears the mark of the order: only she – the Pom-Pom Princess of California cheerleaders – can stop the vampires before they engulf L. A. They’re everywhere … she can’t even trust her best friends! Merrick has brought her knowledge, physical and mental powers beyond her wildest dreams, and a terrifying enemy: Lothos, King of the Vampires, who is determined to have Buffy for himself! All she has are a stake, a cross and a mission: destroy the evil – even if it takes her own life!”.

Faithful novelisation from Joss Whedon’s screenplay, with Kirsty Swanson as Buffy and Donald Sutherland as her creepy mentor, in a dry run for what would become the unutterably wonderful tv series (which has itself spawned a number of novels).


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