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Friday, October 29, 2010

The Lost Boys (1987) - Joel Schumacher



The Lost Boys is the quintessential eighty's horror movie. It has everything from a bad-ass soundtrack to starring the legendary Corey's; even the saxophone guy in the beginning is pretty bad-ass. The movie is a traditional Halloween time horror movie, it has comedy and suspense. I remember the first time I saw this movie I was completely enamored by it, I wanted to be a frog brother so bad, workin' in a comic book store and killin' shit-sucking vampires!

The movie is about two brothers that move to the fictional town of Santa Carla, California. They end up fighting vampires. Vampires ruled by your standard vampire lore: you have to invite them inside your home before they can come in, you can fight them with holy water, and you can kill them with a stake to the heart, however if you kill the head vampire the vampire's he/she's sired turn back into regular people. They also control the wind...and plumbing for some reason (i.e. When one of the vampires dies the plumbing goes all crazy). Weird. 

This movie is a complete star studded event. Right off the bat you have horror movie veteran and child actor Corey Feldman, you also get Corey Haim (RIP), Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Alex Winter, Jami Gertz, and Dianne Wiest as the sometimes annoying mother. Jeez, she annoys me sometimes. I already commented on the soundtrack, it has some really awesome groups like INXS, Echo and The Bunnymen, Lou Graham, and Tim Cappello (The super sweaty saxophone guy).

Lost Boys is a pretty solid movie, it's hardly spooky, I think the fanboy humor really overshadows the scary parts. The storyline is really good and the acting compliments it. I really enjoy the comedy in the movie, especially the punchline at the end. I am going to give the Lost Boys an 8 out of 10. 

S!D

  •  Filmed in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Kiefer Sutherland wears gloves the entire movie to cover up a cast. He broke his arm while messing around on a motorcycle behind the scenes.
  • Michael is uttered 118 times.

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