User Ratings – 7,8 of 10
Genre – Horror, Comedy
rating – 114202 vote
info – Financial troubles force a recent divorcee and her teenage sons Mike and Sam to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire
release year – 1987
The Lost Boys starts as recently divorced Lucy Emerson (Dianne Weist. her two teenage sons Michael (Jason Patric. Sam (Coery Haim) arrive in Santa Carla where they intend to live with Lucy’s Father (Barnard Hughes) despite having the unenviable tag of ‘the murder capital of the world’ Santa Carla doesn’t seem like a bad place to live. One night at the beach Michael takes a fancy to a girl named Star (Jami Gertz. becomes involved with a gang of bikers lead by David (Kiefer Sutherland) who turn out to be Vampires & trick Michael into drinking Vampire blood & turning him into one of them. Meanwhile Sam has met Brother’s Edgar (Corey Feldman. Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) who warn him that the area is crawling with Vampires which Sam thinks is ridiculous, that is until he witness his Brother Michael turning into a Vampire as he flies, has no reflection, sleeps all day & wears sunglasses all the time. Sam calls Edgar & Alan who say they will help destroy the head Vampire which will cure Michael, however David & his Vampires are vicious killing machines. br>
Directed by Joel Schumacher I have to say I really liked The Lost Boys & think it’s a great 80’s teen horror. The script by Jeffrey Boam, Janice Fischer & James Jeremias is a light comedy horror that isn’t exactly deep or meaningful but it provides terrific entertainment if your in the right mood, it moves along at a great pace & is never boring or dull. The character’s are great & very likable especially Sam & the Frog Brother’s who provide some pretty amusing moments, usually silly over-the-top character’s don’t work for me but these guys did from the way they talk & ride everywhere on BMX bikes to a scene where they burst into a Church interrupting a christening to fill bottles with holy water. There’s some cool action scenes & some nice gore along with plenty of bloodsucking Vampires. This is also one of those films that has a barrel load of memorable dialogue, there’s some really cool quotable lines in The Lost Boys. It’s not perfect & there are a few plot holes here & there like Max (Edward Herrmann) having a reflection when the other Vampires don’t but it didn’t seem to matter that much as I was having fun with it.
Director Schumacher does a good job & the whole film is pretty stylish throughout, there’s some nice Vampire attack scenes, some good action & he keeps things moving at a nice pace. I also have to mention the soundtrack as it’s brilliant, I don’t usually notice the music in a film that much unless it’s really bad but The Lost Boys has a fantastic 80’s soundtrack that I thought was great. There’s some decent gore although it’s not too gruesome, there are some exploding Vampires, stakes through the heart, impalings, severed limbs, melting Vampires, biting, blood squirting, flesh ripping & of course death by stereo.
Technically The Lost Boys is great, it’s well made with nice production design with & good special effects. The acting was pretty good & the Frog Brother’s are very funny.
The Lost Boys is a stylish, cool, funny 80’s Vampire horror film with an awesome soundtrack that I must admit I really enjoyed. Definitely recommended.
I will get straight to the point here, I love this film, it has got style and is certainly in my top 5 films of all time. The humour is dark and funny without ever becoming silly, and the characters work very well together. That said the main thing that pushes this film in to my top 5 is its brilliant soundtrack. This is my favorite movie soundtrack, and was around a long time before they were in fashion. If you have never seen this I really recommend it as a great alternative to all these modern Scream rip-off’s.
This is one of the greatest vampire movies ever made! No doubt about it.
As a 14 year old boy i saw a trailer and knew this was going to be a great flick.
But. i live in the netherlands and movies did not come out here in theatres. So i had to wait for a video release. After a couple of weeks it was available because of piracy. Long live piracy. I picked it up at the videostore and rented a video recorder as well. I had one myself but i wanted my own copy.
After the first time i saw the movie i was really thrilled! And the soundtrack. Incredible! After that i watched it every day right after school for at least a half year.
Just like i did with The goonies and back to the future. The 3 movies i love the most.
Now i am 45. Have 2 kids and showed it to my oldest when he was 13. The youngest is still 10 so he has to wait a littlebit longer.
I really was jelous of Corey Haim. He had the greatest life a kid could have i thought.
I watched all of his movies (and feldmans) and did not know at the time that his price was high. He died way to young.
After all these years and thousands of movies i watched after that, this movie is still in my top 5 of greatest movies ever made. And nothing is going to change that ever.