The Lost Boys (1987)

Directed by Joel Schumacher.  Written by Janice Fischer, James Jeremias and Jeffrey Boam.  Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter and Jamison Newlander.

Plot: after moving to a new town, two brothers discover it’s riddled with vampires.


Michael (Patric) and Sam (Haim) move with their single mother (Wiest) to California to live with their Grandpa (Hughes).  Once there, they meet the beautiful Star (Gertz), the very weird Frog brothers (Feldman and Newlander), the lonely bachelor (Herrmann) and the sinister David (Sutherland).  Overtime they notice that there’s a large missing population in their new town and the Frog brothers inform Sam that it’s because of vampires.  Meanwhile, Michael’s gotten mixed up with David, who is in fact a vampire.  But is he the only one?  And can Sam help save him before it’s too late?

The oiled up saxophonist on the boardwalk in the beginning is a little much, but push past my friends because the movie is really a good one.  It’s Goonies meets Dracula and it’s fun.  Also, funny.  It’s a great sibling story, too, which we love.


There’s very good vampire rules, which makes this one of DJ’s favorite vampire movies.  DJ, who doesn’t even like vampire movies usually.  But in this, stakes work, holy water works and you must invite them in for them to get to you.  There’s also a great motive, a great cast and there’s great effects.  There’s a great Freddy Claws.  People believed Michael before he believed himself.  LOL

And we also loved everyone, but especially Grandpa and Nanook.  Nanook, the dog, who not only lives, but who saves the Frog brothers from certain death.  Yay, Nanook!!!

Us: 79.

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