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Striking midnight: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" moves into "Rocky Horror" territory

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Alison Venuti sings "I'll Never Tell" as the character, Anya, in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long," which has been playing to sold-out crowds in New York City's West Village. (Mark Wintle)

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Joshua Ziesel, who plays Xander in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long," hands out goodie bags filled with vampire teeth, exploding poppers and bubbles to the sold-out crowd at the IFC Center in New York City's West Village. (John Soltes/Columbia News Service)

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long" plays one weekend a month at the IFC Center in New York City's West Village. To date, nearly all of the midnight showings have been sold out. (John Soltes/Columbia News Service)

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A sold-out crowd at the IFC Center in New York City wave their lighters and cell phones in the air during the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long." (Mark Wintle)

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Clinton McClung, left, and Shannon Paige, right, belt out a duet during the "Buffy the Vampire Sing-A-Long," which plays to sold-out crowds in New York City's West Village. (Mark Wintle)

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Clinton McClung, the founder of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long," hosts "Buffy Jeopardy" in front of a sold-out crowd at the IFC Center in New York City. (Mark Wintle)

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Shannon Paige hits the high note as the title character in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long," which has played to sold-out crowds in New York City's West Village. (Mark Wintle)

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Larry Viezel revs up the engine as Eddie in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Meatloaf played the role of Eddie in the movie. (Ryan Greene)

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Midnight movies continue to sell out at theaters around the United States. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is still an option, but crowds have begun switching to the latest trend: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" sing-alongs.


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