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The Lost Boys Reviews

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June 29, 2017
Not only is The Lost Boys a great vampire movie with dark humor, bloody scares, and a good cast, it is also just great to look at with its dark, Gothic style. The Lost Boys is one of the best (and my favorite) vampire movies ever.
June 17, 2017
The Lost Boys is a horror movie that's funny without making fun of itself and scary without trying to make you sick.
June 16, 2017
This is possibly my favourite Vampire movie. It's so good. When I think Vampire, I think punk Kiefer Sutherland and the Frog brothers. First time viewing I didn't know what I was in for, and I ended up enjoying it very much. It's an Excellent Vampire Horror Comedy. It has a packed cast; Corey Heim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland, Dianne West and many others. Keifer Sutherland did excellent as the "Head" vampire. He was a very believable one. Corey Heim did excellent as a little brother trying to help his brother out of becoming a vampire. Jason Patric did excellent as the big brother trying to figure out a way out of becoming a vampire. Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander did excellent as the vampire killing Frog Brothers. The cinematography is great, and the soundtrack is catchy. This is an excellent Vampire film that everyone should check out.


Rating: 10/10
½ June 7, 2017
A fun little vampire movie. A little dated, but funny, well acted, and has a nice coming-of-age feel.
½ May 31, 2017
An unashamedly silly movie with plenty of charm, a memorable cast and some remarkable effects and make up, The Lost Boys didn't quite live up to the hype that surrounds it. The cast are a lot of fun, especially Keifer Sutherland, who manages to get in more laughs than actual dialogue, managing to be both amusing and intimidating without ever going over the top. The 2 Coreys are pretty good too, both being less grating than in The Goonies and clearly enjoying themselves whatever they're doing. Unfortunately, for a horror comedy it's not especially scary or funny. Lots of things happen, but most of them simply pass by without much attention. The odd line gets a laugh, and some of the action sequences can be pretty intense, but there's an unescapable flippancy to many of the scenes, a feeling that the director wanted to get to the next one as quickly as possible. The ending is not so much a twist as it is a cheap and shameless contradiction of the films internal logic, but it got the biggest chuckle out of me. It was a decent watch, with a few highlights, but it's nothing too special.
May 27, 2017
"Michael, you're eating maggots." This film was a lot of fun back in the day and it still holds up pretty darn well. This film is a perfect example of a funhouse style of horror film that successfully balances humor and scares, a combination that rarely works. Corey Haim and his hunky older brother Jason Patrick move to Santa Carla, the murder capital of the world, with their mom Dianne Wiest to live with their colorful grandpa, Barnard Hughes. Out on the beach boardwalk, Patrick meets a pretty girl named Star, Jami Gertz, and runs afoul her leather jacketed biker friends, led by a memorable Kiefer Sutherland in his breakout film role, who turn out to be gang of vampires. Haim then teams up with Corey Feldman, one half of the vampire hunting Frog Brothers, to save his family. While the film certainly has a solid cast, which also includes Alex Winter and Edward Herrmann, I think a lot of the film's success goes to the folks behind the camera. Director Joel Schumacher brings a lot of fun visual razzle dazzles to the pictures without being distracting, greatly aided by Martin Scorsese's frequent director of photography, Michael Chapman, and production design by frequent Tim Burton collaborator Bo Welch. They all give the film a very "California" feel that felt unique for a vampire film and a slickness not see in prior vampire pictures. Thomas Newman also provides a fine score for the film, but another major reason for this film's iconic nature is it's memorable is the 80s soundtrack that features INXS, Echo and the Bunnymen, and the memorable theme song "Cry Little Sister." Credit is also due to film's clever and witty script. There are several credited writers, but the main writer was Jeffrey Boam, who sadly died young after a string of memorable films including the adaptations "Straight Time" and "The Dead Zone," original films like "Innerspace," "Lethal Weapon 2," and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and co-creator of the very funny short lived TV series "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." Overall, this one is an iconic 80s horror film that has stood the test of time. Too bad it's legacy has been marred by crumby direct-to-video sequels years later when this film probably should have gotten a proper remake/reboot during the Twilight vampire craze.
March 15, 2017
Cool and attractive B-movie vampires set against a quintessential 80's backdrop. A perfect blend of over-the-top acting, cheesy dialogue and bloodsucking horror. The Lost Boys if nothing else is a wildly entertaining piece of 80's vampire cinema with an awesome and memorable soundtrack.
March 12, 2017
This movie is an epitome of a vampire classic. Like "Home Alone" meets "Last House on the Left" - It was a very thrilling, yet a fun movie to watch.
(Definitely one of my favorites.)
February 2, 2017
Started out cool, but got really corny at the end.
December 28, 2016
Cult horror-humor movie about vampires.
½ December 20, 2016
In this hit '80s hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. Lucy (Dianne Wiest) and her sons, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim), move to Santa Carla to live with Lucy's lovable but curmudgeonly father (Barnard Hughes). Lucy gets a job from video-store owner Max (Edward Herrmann), then begins dating him, while Sam hangs out with Edward and Alan Frog (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), a pair of vampire-obsessed comic-shop clerks. Soon Michael falls in with some actual vampires after becoming enamored of one of their victims: Star (Jami Gertz), a gypsy-like vixen who is trying to hold on to her humanity even though vampire leader David (Kiefer Sutherland) wants to play Peter Pan to her Wendy. When Michael visits the cavernous hangout of David and his cronies and unwittingly drinks from a wine bottle full of vampiric blood, he becomes an unwilling member of the bloodsucker biker gang. Soon, it's up to Sam and the Frog brothers to destroy David and his ilk without killing Michael and Star. Shot on location in the coastal California town of Santa Cruz and directed by Hollywood pro Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys became a pop-culture phenomenon thanks to its attractive young stars, offbeat soundtrack, and hip, clever marketing campaign. The film's tagline -- "Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." -- perfectly captured its knowing mixture of attitude and gore. The effects team who transformed Sutherland and company into snarling bloodsuckers would go on to provide equally gruesome effects for Blade, another revisionist vampire flick, more than a decade later.
December 9, 2016
I loved it the first time I seen the movie I in up watching it 10 times
½ December 7, 2016
A horror/comedy that must see.
½ October 26, 2016
While silly and over-the-top, the production value and faithful attachment to the Vampire mythology makes The Lost Boys a truly 80s product, gaining the well deserved cult classic category.
October 23, 2016
83%
The Lost Boys is a dated but gleaming treasure of gothic vampire cinema.

V: 69%
½ October 15, 2016
A good movie, it keeps me entertained and makes me laugh everytime I watch it.
½ October 13, 2016
A perfect example of 80's high concept, lets combine two of the Goonies with a bunch of Brat Park era bad boys and combine them into a Californian Dracula tale that follows all the tropes, from Jason Patric playing the Jonathan Harker trope as the kid who is brought under the sway of the vampire horde through Jamie Gertz's siren, with Kiefer Sutherland supposedly playing their leader and of course being a group of bikers to show how bad ass they are. Once these things are put into play it is up to the Goonies to save their brother and keep the secret from their doting mother Dianne Weist in one of her pre Oscar roles. Has some good ideas to work it into the new location and a decent twist or two, but you can tell Lost Boys is very much of its time being the 80's with all the classic tropes, music and ideas of cool. Worth a few jump scares but would have been cool if they commited strictly either to the Horror genre or kids but otherwise worth a look.
September 26, 2016
New family to the Santa Carla discover the city's murder problem is linked to a group of vampires. Stylish and modern film (when released) made a bit of a mark with a well-known cast and crew behind the camera. Feldman's limitations were beginning to show.
August 20, 2016
Epic horror comedy as the Frog Brothers act as the precursors for the brilliance that would come to fruition in Whedon's TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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