The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys (1987) - IMDb

I don’t really think that I can say anything new about The Lost Boys, but I’m still going to talk about it. This is one of my favorite Corey movies, it goes back and forth between this and License to Drive. If you want to know so much more about this movie, I can’t recommend the video that GoodBadFlix did last year about it. I don’t know if I could recommend that video enough, especially if you’re a fan of movies.

Joel Schumacher directed The Lost Boys with it being written by Janice Fischer, Jefferey Boam, and James Jeremias with story by Fischer and Jeremias. This is the only major credit I could find for Jeremias and Fischer had several credits, but Boam had the most of the writers. Joel Schumacher directed a wide variety of things. I didn’t realize that he had directed anything after Batman & Robin, which tarnished his name a bit. Everyone that I’ve mentioned so far did an amazing job making this movie the classic it is.

The cast is fantastic. The Lost Boys stars Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, Edward Hermann, Bernard Hughes, Dianne Wiest, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jamison Newlander, and Alex Winter. You really feel like Haim and Patric have a brotherly bond through the way that they pick at each other in the early parts of the movie. Everyone in the cast is fantastic and that’s the main thing I can say without making this all about the cast.

The plot of The Lost Boys centers on The Emersons as they movie from Phoenix to Santa Carla, California. The oldest, Michael, falls in with a group of delinquents while Sam, the younger of the two, meets the Frog Brothers. The Frogs have interesting theories about what’s going on in the town. Everyone soon discovers that Santa Carla is much weirder than they expected.

The costume design in this is amazing. Everyone has such clear character when it comes to what they’re wearing. The vampire effects look amazing, which comes from them being down practically. The limited effects that they were able to do at the time are used sparingly, which helps them look not terrible. Both the score and soundtrack for the movie is amazing, The score by Thomas Newman is fantastic while the original soundtrack is also awesome though its mostly known for “Cry Little Sister”.

The Lost Boys is deserving of the classic title. There are two sequels, and they were straight to DVD movies. I’ve only seen the third movie and it was not great. You can watch The Lost Boys on Netflix. I give The Lost Boys 10 awkward Rob Lowe posters out of 10.

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