Buffy the Vampire Slayer script
Synopsis: Sarah Michelle Gellar takes on the role of Buffy Summers in this TV version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," based on the film of the same title, which starred Kristy Swanson. Buffy is a Slayer, one in a long line of young women chosen for a specific mission: to seek out and destroy vampires, demons and other forces of darkness. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy establishes a group of supportive friends who aids her in her battles with evil, including Willow, Xander and Cordelia. Her battles with evil are frequent, since Sunnydale, where Buffy and friends live, sits atop a gateway to the realm of the demons.

FADE IN:

EXT. MEDIEVAL VILLAGE - JUST BEFORE SUNSET

We see an Italian village at the height of the plague. Funeral

processions, decrepit houses with their windows boarded up...

the stench of death all around.

TITLE:
EUROPE. THE DARK AGES

Through the filth a KNIGHT walks his horse. He is weary but

not so dingy as his surrounding; a stranger in these parts.

He comes to an inn, where a boy takes his horse round back.

He enters the inn.

INT. INN - SAME TIME

The inn is dark and almost empty. A couple of patrons drink

silently at tables. Behind the bar stands a slovenly BARMAID,

dark-haired and lazy. She scratches at her shoulder, on which

we see a birthmark. The knight approaches the bar, throws

money down.

KNIGHT:

A tankard of ale, wench.

The barmaid pours him a cup of ale. He drinks deep, stands a

moment.

KNIGHT:

(continuing)

Some plague we're having, huh?

CUT TO:

INT. INN - UPSTAIRS HALL/BEDROOM - NIGHT

The barmaid leads the knight, by candlelight, upstairs to his

room. The door opens inward. The knight stands in the doorway,

places a hand on the barmaid's hip. She pauses a moment, then

breaks free of his grasp, starts down the hall. He laughs a

bit, resignedly, and closes the door.

A VAMPIRE stands behind it. Not two feet from the knight,

grinning at him. His eyes are skull-hollow and dancing in his

head, his bloody smile full with teeth. His skin is gray, and

peeling. The knight turns slowly and sees him.

KNIGHT:

Oh, my god...

The vampire licks his lips.

He is on the knight in a second, pushing him backwards into

the middle of the small room. The knight struggles but is no

match for the vampire, who buries his face in the knight's

neck. The knight screams.

ANGLE ON DOOR:

It suddenly flies open, the lock shattered.

The vampire turns like a frightened animal. In the doorway

stands the barmaid, a SLAYER. In her hand is a wooden stake.

The vampire drops the knight, who crabs backwards into a corner.

The Slayer and the vampire come at each other. The Slayer

spins and kicks; the vampire flies back. Snarling, he comes

back at the slayer. They struggle; he slips free and is out

the door.

For a moment, the Slayer remains still, crouched on the floor.

The knight watches her. She seems to be making a decision --

perhaps even knows what is going to happen.

She runs at the window.

CUT TO:

EXT. IN FRONT OF THE INN - SAME TIME

The vampire comes running out the front door. Before he is a

few feet from the front of the inn, the Slayer SMASHES through

the upstairs window and lands on him. They both hit the ground,

and she plants the stake right in his heart.

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Joss Whedon

Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon (born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009–10) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–present). more…

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