Let’s be honest. If we really attempted to list every single awesome, must-watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode, there’d be at least 30 episodes and they’d all deserve a spot. But with Halloween right around the corner we decided to keep it simple and focus on a few of the most holiday-appropriate, classic BTVS episodes to stream from Netflix. Granted, any Buffy episode is technically, seasonally appropriate, but these are some of our favorites.
This Emmy-nominated episode introduced us all to The Gentleman. The creepy-looking, voice-snatching demons showed up in Sunnydale one day many years ago, but in 2013 they still haunt our dreams.
There’s not a Buffy fan alive who didn’t fall madly in love with Vampire Willow. When Cordelia wished that Buffy had never been born, Sunnydale transformed into an alternate universe run by vamps, including one insanely hot, bad-ass Willow.
After an encounter with a demon, Buffy develops the ability to read thoughts. And while this proved to be pretty hilarious – and awkward – when she got around the Scooby gang, the best part of the episode was when she learned that her mother and Giles had truly and actually done the deed of all deeds. Who can forget that moment at the end of the episode where Buffy tells Giles that she’d love to do some training later, as long as he wasn’t too busy having sex with her mother?! Classic.
Sunnydale was never the same once Slayer Number Two AKA Faith came into town. But one of the best episodes featuring actress Eliza Dushku was this one; Buffy got all bad-ass and slayer-naughty (stealing weapons and such), and Faith…well, killed a man. Want, take, have was the name of the game and seeing Buffy go kinda bad for a minute actually felt pretty good.
Cordelia and Buffy battling it out for Homecoming Queen, and then side-by-side in a super-scary forest while the creepiest demons ever put on Slayerfest ‘98? All kinds of awesome.
Buffy vs. Dracula
This episode where Dracula – the vampire of all vampires – comes into town was just tops. It could have easily been corny, but Joss Whedon doesn’t do corny, and the epic showdown between the Slayer and the Dark Prince was pretty unforgettable. Plus, Xander as the hilarious Renfield-esque character was so fun, and so appropriate. Definitely a must-watch BTVS episode for Halloweentime.