The Lost Boys

1h37m (97 mins) Comedy, Horror 1987 Rating:

A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it’s overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town.


Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter, Chance Michael Corbitt, Alexander Bacan Chapman, Nori Morgan, Kelly Jo Minter, Todd Feder, Christopher Peters, Keith Butterfield, Gerald Younggren, Eric Graves, J. Dinan Myrtetus, Timmy Cappello, Jim Turner, Tony Cain, Melanie Bishop, Nicole Vigil, Sandra E. Garcia, Ian Guindon, Jane Bare, B. Lowenberg, Captain Colourz, Inez Pandalfi


Joel Schumacher


Janice Fischer, James Jeremias

The Lost Boys is arguably one of the best vampire movies, and quickly obtained cult status. The 1980s classic changed the vampire genre, while maintaining many of the vampire legends (sunlight, garlic, stakes to the heart), the film made vampires cool and attempted to get away from the dusty sleeps in a coffin, stereotype that plagued vampire films for decades. Not only were the vampires in a motorcycle gang, they could fly without turning into bats and slept upside down from their clawed feet. While being sexy without the previous baggage of the suave gentlemen vampire, the Lost Boys vampires were vicious killers, their feeding violent and blood soaked. The film marked a turning point in vampire cinema, breaking ground for many new vampire movies to come. Of a few disappointments with the film, the writers fell back on a stuffy old man as the head vampire, and in the end the vampires did not receive fair treatment.

After many years of speculation, two sequels were released, though direct-to-video, the movies continued and concluded the Californian vampire saga with Lost Boys 2: The Tribe and Lost Boys 3: The Thirst.