Are you a fan of the iconic TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer? If so, you might be wondering what scary movie Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, starred in. Look no further, as we delve into Gellar’s horror film career and uncover the answer to this question.
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Horror Film Career
Sarah Michelle Gellar rose to fame in the 1990s as the lead character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But did you know that she also starred in several horror films throughout her career?
One of her most notable horror roles was in the 2004 film The Grudge. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, The Grudge is a remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge. In it, Gellar plays Karen Davis, an American nurse living and working in Tokyo who becomes embroiled in a terrifying supernatural curse.
The Grudge was a box office success and received mixed reviews from critics. However, it remains a popular horror film to this day and is considered one of Gellar’s most memorable performances.
What About Buffy?
While Sarah Michelle Gellar may be best known for her role as Buffy Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she never actually starred in a Buffy-themed scary movie.
However, she did appear in a parody sketch on Saturday Night Live in 1999 titled “Buffy’s Halloween Party.” In the sketch, various SNL cast members play characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer attending a Halloween party thrown by Buffy herself (played by Gellar). While not technically a scary movie, it’s definitely worth checking out for any die-hard Buffy fans.
The Bottom Line
So there you have it – while Sarah Michelle Gellar didn’t star in any scary movies specifically related to her role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she did make her mark on the horror genre with her performance in The Grudge. And for a fun Buffy-themed Halloween treat, don’t forget to check out the SNL sketch “Buffy’s Halloween Party.”
- Takeaway: Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in The Grudge, a popular horror film from 2004.
- Bonus: Gellar also appeared in a Buffy-themed parody sketch on Saturday Night Live.
So if you’re in the mood for some spooky scares and want to see Gellar’s skills beyond her role as Buffy, be sure to check out The Grudge. Who knows – it may just become your new Halloween favorite.