Hellmouthy Much?: Unleashing the Fanatics of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)
For those who know me fairly well, know I LOVE the 90’s television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I grew up with the show and watch the series regularly—I fit a marathon of uninterrupted Buffy the Vampire Slayer every year.
And, well… it’s that time of year! I’m watching. I’m laughing. I’m crying. I’m living.
Furthermore, I am also in the habit of reading other fanatics’ reviews, analyses, and creative writings about the lovable Scooby-gang. Specifically, when I came across “The Slanguage of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” a blog on the trio’s lexicon that studies Buffy’s social environment and language, I knew I wanted in on the conversation of how the slayer’s universe, storyline, genre, themes, and topics continue to impact the lives of those who grew up with the show. This year I want to express my feelings toward the show that brings me consistent laughter, suspense, and unnecessary drama.
In “Hellmouthy Much?: Unleashing the Fanatics of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” I will be explicating episodes that catch my attention in order to provide an analysis of how Joss Wheadon’s Gothic series, meta-humor, and lovable characters created a passionate, ongoing cult following. My goal is share my love of the show as well as provide exemplary interpretations of why Gothic literature and film continue to be the genre in which creators explore topics of insecurity.
Most importantly, I hope I convince myself and you lovely readers that Gothic literature and film are more than the staple of which Hot Topic inspires from, but the foundation of self-exploration when in conflict with subjects that are taboo and uncomfortable.
Finally, I will be posting weekly until further notice. My blogs will appear below as I continue my marathon. I invite fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or fans of Gothic Literature and Film to check in regularly. Feel free to interact with my content by reaching out!
Harvest. Feast. Repeat. The Hellmouth is open!