"The Lost Boys" is definitely one of my all time favorite vampire movies. And there are lots of reasons why I love it so much. The drama and romance of a good vampire story is perfectly expressed in "Lost Boys," even if this isn't your typical Dracula type story line.
There is a lot of energy and excitement in this film, but there are also a lot of funny moments too. This movie was made in California in 1987 and is filled with many of the young and beautiful actors of that time.
The cast of the Lost Boys includes actors such as Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz and Corey Feldman. The characters are all very fascinating - even the ones who aren't so likable.
The basic plot of "The Lost Boys" revolves around a family consisting of a single mom and her two sons - one hunky teenager, Michael, played by Jason Patric (at his yummiest), and an adorable younger brother, Sam, who was played by the late Corey Haim.
The mother, played by Dianne Wiest, brings her boys back to her hometown, a fictional California town called Santa Carla, where her elderly father, Barnard Hughes, still lives. It is there that her eldest son, Michael, falls in love with a mysterious, but beautiful, girl named Star, played by Jami Gertz, who is revealed to actually be part of a group of "teenage vampires".
Though she has not yet become a full-fledged one herself, it is only a matter of time. Michael eventually becomes initiated into the group as well, and by drinking from a bottle of vampire blood, he also turns into a "half-vampire" - a state at which he would remain until he is able to make his first kill and drink.
Michael's younger brother, Sam, enlists the help of two young self-taught vampire hunters known as the Frog Brothers (played by Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) from the local comic book store. Together with Michael, now a "half-vampire", they set out to rescue Star and Laddie (played by Chance Michael Corbitt), a "half-vampire" boy and to vanquish the evil vampire group.
The boys' grandfather is one of my favorite characters in the movie. His weird hobbies (which you see placed all over his old house all throughout the movie), eccentric ways and funny one liners add a great deal of comic relief to an already scary yet humorous movie.
I won't ruin the rest of the movie by telling you everything that happens, but I will say that Kiefer Sutherland gives a commanding performance as David, the teenage vampire group's ringleader - as well as adding some extra eye-candy to the film too! The cast of the Lost Boys is really one thing that makes this movie work so well!
This cult classic is one of the finer vampire films of the entire 1980's if you ask me, and for good reason too. The Lost Boys film has a great score and the Lost Boys sound track in the film adds further depth to the action and the tone of the movie as it unfolds before us.
This movie would definitely be an excellent addition to any monster movie marathon or Halloween movie party that you might be having. And the next time you're looking one of the better, yet lesser-known modern day vampire movies, why not check out "The Lost Boys"! I think you'll be glad that you did.
"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires. " -- Grandpa, The Lost Boys