Analysis -- Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a difficult media to classify into one genre. An obvious classification of the programme’s genre would be horror; but this isn’t entirely true, because the show has more concepts and themes that a horror movie would, and deals with more issues as well. The show uses elements contained in the more fantasy-orientated horror movies (such as Dracula): these include mythological beings such as vampires, demons and zombies; things …

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…the Vampire Slayer flows rather easily, but the story has to be interpreted by the viewer – there are no voice-overs or flashbacks to explain events (past or present). The only disruption in the flow of the story would be the dream sequence. The importance of this sequence is unknown, and it may just represent Buffy’s anxiety about returning to her life in Sunnydale, and Angel’s presence may just show that she misses him.