The Lost Boys

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  • Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires. Format: BLU-RAY DISC Genre: HORROR Rating: R Age: 883929024315 UPC: 883929024315 Manufacturer No: 1000039508

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Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires. Director: Joel Schumacher Actors: Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Diane Wiest, Jami GertzAmazon.com
This 1987 thriller was a predictable hit with the teen audience it worked overtime to attract. Like most of director Joel Schumacher’s films, it’s conspicuously … More >>

The Lost Boys

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  1. the acting is so bad in this horror film, prettey corney move
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. First off this is a Joel Schumacher film, the same terrible director that made the last two horrible Batman movies. The movie only redeeming qualities is that Kiefer Sutherland is a evil vampire that scared me to death when I was ten and it has “Mouth” from Goonies in it as a comic geek vampire hunter. The rest of the movie is terrible! It contains the main characters rocking out to a band that looks like chip and dale dancers, making me question who’s team the vampires play for. The ending features a crusty and dimwitted grandpa that ends movie with the worst one liner I’ve heard to date, something like “Yeah.. you got to watch out for those vampires” this movie should never have gotten to DVD before Attack of the Killer Tomatoes it stinks so bad.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Joel Schumacher (the man who ruined the Batman film franchise) directed this well known and widely loved film about a mother (Diane Wiest) and her sons Michael(Jason Patric) and his brother (Corey Haim) who move to a new town which just so happens to be inhabited by a tribe of teenage vampires led by Kiefer Sutherland. Since my youth, I was never fond of the Lost Boys, and watching it today shows how dated the film looks. Everything about it from it’s presentation (the film just has that 80’s cheese look) to it’s cast (Haim and fellow washed up actor Corey Feldman) is dated and overrated, despite some knockout cinematography. If you want to watch a superior vampire film, pick up Anchor Bay’s release of Near Dark; an unappreciated and underrated vampire flick that was released the same weekend as the Lost Boys but with a better cast, a darker story, and that film hasn’t aged a day. For fans of this film however, Warner Bros. decided to give the film some special features this time around, most of which should be enough to satisfy long time fans.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. I’m not one of those who criticizes other films because other people liked them, but I HATED this film. I rarely hate a film. I even liked MAD CITY. But this…this is not cinema! This is filming people and adding bad dialogue! Quite obviously a no-star movie and THE worst I have ever seen. I’m sorry if I offend those die-hard lovers of the film, but that’s my opinion.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. I have two major problems with “The Lost Boys.” The first is that I know way too much about vampires, a data base of knowlege gained from not only watching all those Dracula movies, reading Anne Rice novels, and consuming everything having to do with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but from having read pretty much everything in “The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead.” So when Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) not only discovers that his brother Michael (Jason Patric) has become a vampire, but that there is a way of undoing his being undead, I am no longer willing to suspend my disbelief. I should add that this idea runs into one of my standard pet peeves from the “Star Trek” universe, which is that while I believe “X” can cause you to mutate from human to something else, reversing the process should never be as easy as it is. But the idea here is that if you kill Vampire A who created a Vampire B, then Vampire B can stop being a vampire (sort of a twist on the Anne Rice theory of vampires). There is a caveat: you have to do it before they take their first victim. Sure, it sounds simple, but it sure flies in the face of well-established vampire lore.

    The second problem I have with this 1987 film is that it is supposed to be funny, but it just is not. Sam is aided and abetted in his efforts to save his brother by the Frog Brothers, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander). The boys work for their doped out hippie parents at the local comic book shop, which sounds like a great idea. Who better to know how to fight the undead they kids raised on comics? But Feldman is trying to do some sort of impersonation of Sylvester Stallone and Newlander goes for something more taciturn, and it just does not work. The comic slapstick smacks of something really juvenile and just turns this into “Mommy, My Brother’s a Vampire!”

    On the plus side is Keiffer Sutherland. If you thought he was a bully in “Stand By Me,” then you will enjoy every moment he is on the screen as David, leader of a group of “teenage” vampires. This is a pretty good idea, talking “Interview with the Vampire” and crossing it with the “Wild Bunch.” But Sutherland ends up being a bit player in the proceedings while we deal with domestic comedy situations, such as Sam’s mom (Diane Weist) trying to date a nice local guy (Edward Herrmann), and the romantic subplot between Michael and the young lady vamp, Star (Jami Gertz). There are a few good ideas thrown in here (e.g., think of a cave as being a giant coffin), but with all the misfires they come across as nicks rather than palatable hits. Cinematographer Michael Chapman provides the appropriate mood, but director Joel Schumacher’s story is too complicated and the attempts at comedy too feeble to save this one. However, the less you know about vampires the more you might like this movie.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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