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Women-Written Halloween Films: Lighter Fare

More fun, less horror, AKA Caroline Thompson shaped your childhood

  • Practical Magic (1998) - Robin Swicord with Akiva Goldsman and Adam Brooks
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - Caroline Thompson
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009 - Diablo Cody
  • Teen Witch (1989) - Robin Menken with Vernon Zimmerman
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Melissa Mathison
  • Halloweentown (1998) - Ali Matheson with Paul Bernbaum and Jon Cooksey
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990) - Caroline Thompson
  • Corpse Bride (2005) - Pamela Pettler and Caroline Thompson with John August
  • Twilight (2008) - Melissa Rosenberg
  • The Addams Family (1991) - Caroline Thompson with Larry Wilson 

Darker fare can be found here

Buffy Headcanon (set before the last episodes): 

As occasionally happens in large groups of females, the women of the Summers house get their cycles in sync one month, including the potentials. It’s absolute chaos, with Buffy getting increasingly scatterbrained, Willow stuck in bed with debilitating cramps, Dawn eating everything she can get her hands on, and Vi, usually a quiet and good-natured girl, becoming a total monster and snapping at anyone who dares defy her. With Anya, Faith, and the rest of the potential slayers showing varieties of symptoms, the house is becoming a chamber of misery and torment.

The males of the household have ranging reactions this phenomenon.

Giles is trying to be as helpful and supportive as he can, constantly making runs to pick up whatever the girls require. He tries to remain composed, but is in truth terribly flustered by the subject.

Robin Wood has cut back on his visits drastically, and only stops by infrequently to check in or share news. He isn’t too embarrassed by the ladies’ functions, but prefers to avoid the drama abundant in the house.

Xander is dazed and uncomfortable with the proceedings and tries to stay as much out of the way as possible, sometimes going as far as to hide in closets and small rooms.

Spike was the first one to realize what was happening, as a vampire, being able to detect blood.  He has barricaded the basement and is confining himself to it.

Strangely, Andrew is handling the situation best by far. He has taken it upon himself to act as a source of support and comfort to the ladies in their difficult time, listening to their problems and making sure they are well taken care of. He is often found handing out chocolate and sending Giles out for necessities ranging from iron supplements and heating pads to ice cream. He wasn’t knowledgable about ‘that time of month’ at first, but quickly googled it and found what he needed to know.

  • Robin: You are pathological and you will never change.
  • Spike: Ha! That's the the pot calling the kettle a kettle, okay?
  • Robin: Oh you can say black, Spike. I'm a black man, the cat's out of the bag. You have literally identified me to strangers as, "The Black Man."
  • Spike: Out of context! Context is everything. I call the women "flat-butt" and "the one I want to nail."
  • Willow: You said I have a crafty Jew brain
  • Spike: No one knows how to take a compliment anymore.

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How I Met Your Mother, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, the Avengers