Thursday, October 16, 2008

31 Days of Horror: The Lost Boys

October 16, 2008: The Lost Boys
A mother, Lucy Emerson (Dianne Wiest) and her two sons, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) are forced to move to a small coat California town, because of financial problems. When they arrive in town, we see that it’s plagued by bikers and mysterious deaths.
Sam, the youngest son soon meets and befriends Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander), who claim to be vampire hunters.
His older brother, Michael, is lured into the world of vampires by a gang of bikers who are really a gang of vampires. Mike falls for the girl in the group and soon becomes a blood drinking creature of the night.
The leader of this gang is Max (Kiefer Sutherland), but as the movie goes on we learn that someone else is pulling the strings, someone that they don’t expect and someone Michael and Sam both love might be in danger.
I won’t give a lot away, but if you haven’t seen The Lost Boys then I strongly suggest you do so. Yes, I will admit that the movie seems a little dated in parts, but the overall product still holds up as a good and fun movie to watch. It truly reminds me of The Goonies in some ways, just for an older audience and with teenagers on motorcycles instead of kids on bicycles.
The movie has some moments of horror, but over all it has a lot of comedy to balance the two out. This isn't a horror movie that is going to keep you from sleeping like others and the gore factor is not as intense as other horror movies, but it still effective none the less.
I suggest you rent this one, catch it on TV or buy it, whatever you choose to do its worth it, because this is a fun movie to watch.


Leannain said...

This is one of the best horror comedies ever. It has so many classic lines

"death by stereo"
"don't vamp out on me"
"The bloodsucking Brady Bunch! "
"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."

Kiefer and Jason Patric are too hot.

James Drzewiecki said...

I agree, its sad that they couldn't get Kiefer or Jason Patric back to do the sequel.

Joe Hayes said...

You agree, James, that Keifer and Patric are too hot?!?!?! Nice.

James Drzewiecki said...

No ... I agree that those lines are the best in the movie. Where do I know the name Joe Hayes from? I'm thinking Madden - so why not sign your comment Brad Carroll, because thats who you are.

Punt On Fourth Down said...

You should do a 31 Days of Sherlock Holmes retrospective. I think that would be nice ... you got what it takes. Well, maybe. And it's ok to think Keifer and Patric are hot - you love them, don't try to hid it.