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The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys is a totally 80’s vampire thriller that stars a young Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric and “the Coreys”, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.

Lucy (Dianne Wiest) and her two teenage sons Michael (Patric) and Sam (Haim) move to the suburban beach town of Santa Carla, which has been plagued by a string of mysterious disappearances. Michael soon falls head over heels for Star (Jami Gertz) but encounters her boyfriend, David (Kiefer Sutherland), the leader of a biker gang made up of vampires. Realizing the gang is responsible for the deaths plaguing the community, Michael and his family take it upon themselves hunt down the vampires and save the town.

With a cast that really puts the “vamp” in “vampire”, The Lost Boys is a memorable cult classic thanks to Schumacher’s trademark style and its darkly camp narrative.


“… including a cast that’s good right down the line and a willingness to have some fun with teenage culture in the Mass Murder Capital.” – Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com

‘The Lost Boys’ is to horror movies what ‘Late Night With David Letterman’ is to television; it laughs at the form it embraces, adds a rock-and-roll soundtrack and, if you share its serious-satiric attitude, manages to be very funny.” – Caryn James, NY Times

“Gyrating his Spandex-covered mega thighs while his oiled, muscular body spiritually defies the chains he dramatically sports, former Tina Turner band member Tim Cappello performs the sax-iest tenor sax solo ever captured on film in 1987’s The Lost Boys.” – Nick Allen, Den of Geek

The Lost Boys
The cast of The Lost Boys.