One of the better vampire films about two new-in-town brothers who discover a local gang of motorcycle youths are more undead than alive. Younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) works hard to eradicate the ghoulies but his older brother (Jason Patric) falls in love with the bunch's lone female (Jami Gertz). Soon, he finds that he's gradually becoming a vampire himself. An interesting candy-coated meditation on teen conformity with a great rock soundtrack.
Main Cast & Crew:
Joel Schumacher - Director
- Format: DVD (New Packaging)
- Run Time: 97
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 883929165162
- Genre: Horror
- Rating: R (MPAA)
- Release Date: January 1998
When newly-divorced Lucy moves her sons to her father's house in Santa Clara, California -- "the murder capital of the world" -- her teenage son, Michael, quickly falls in with the town's bad kids: a bike-riding, Jim Morrison-worshipping gang of blood-sucking vampires. Her younger son Sam and his buddies, the Frog brothers, are the only ones who recognize the signs of vampirism in Michael, and they plot to battle the legions of the night before they take over the entire town.
Sound by Dolby. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.
"...Haim is enormously appealing....Timely, sardonic and shrewd..." - 07/31/1987 New York Times, p.C21
"...[Haim and Feldman] teamed up -- hilariously..." -- Rating: B+ - 03/10/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.76
"[The film] has dark ambitions...[with] blood-red lighting hues from RAGING BULL cinematographer Michael Chapman." - 11/01/2004 Uncut, p.162
"THE LOST BOYS offers much more than style, nostalgia, and genre thrills. At its core, even three decades later, Schumacher’s film is a remarkably prescient tale that mines the complexities of kinship." - 08/02/2017 The Atlantic
4 stars out of 5 -- "The film is certainly an amazing time capsule for the 80s and arguably one of the great 80s kids-heroism movies..." - 02/14/2020 The Guardian