#5 in a Series Examining Every Item on the Beloit Mindset List

Buffy has always been meeting her obligations to hunt down Lothos and the other blood-suckers at Hemery High. (Class 2014, #6)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer attended Hemery High in her eponymous film, which was released in 1992, when much of the Class of 2014 was born. That film ends with her killing Lothos.

Members of the Class of 2014 may have watched the Buffy the Vampire TV series, which ended production when they were around 11 years old. In that show Buffy neither fought Lothos or attended Hemery High. She was a student at Sunnydale High, graduated, and then matriculated at UC-Sunnydale.

This is a mistake that illustrates the slapdash mindlessness of the Mindset List. If something happened in the class’s assigned birth year, it has “always” been happening—even if it stopped happening!

All that matters is that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie came out in in 1992. Have members of the class watched the film? Or the TV show? Did they like either one of them? Is either one a “cultural touchstone”? Could Ron Nief or Tom McBride have bothered to talk to some members of the class about these questions? Or survey them? Could they have bothered to watch the movie or the TV show? Or read something about them? Or have someone fact check their list? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you don’t know the Mindset List.