On July 31, 1987 in the States and November 12, 1987 in Australia – 25 frikkin years ago – THE LOST BOYS rolled into cinemas. Fusing what would have to be one of the best uses of contemporary music, humour and hyper realism into a tale of west coast vampires the film became a cult classic. And deservedly so – it’s responsible for launching so many young stars in Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim (R.I.P.), Jamie Gertz and delivered what you’d kinda call the anti-brat pack.
Does the film hold up? For me – yes. It still has al the style, frenetic pacing and charisma it always had and yes, Kiefer has baby fat too. The film rocks – the soundtrack is as spectacular as you’re ever likely to hear on a movie and whilst there probably are one too many over-sexualised moments it’s all a part of what made the late 80’s cinema great. These films really had a feel about them. THE LOST BOYS certainly has its own identity and it’s the best film that Joel Schumacher (whose actually responsible for most of the worst films hollywood has ever made) has ever directed.
So this little puppy, that hits 25 years old this year, is worth your time checking out.
Check out this song: CRY LITTLE SISTER by G TOM MAC – the anthemic track from the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuxdjVI-5r0&feature=related
The original screenplay written by Janice Fischer and James Jeremias was originally about a bunch of “Goonie-type 5th-6th grade kid vampires”, with the Frog Brothers being “chubby 8 year old cub scouts”, and Star being a boy instead of a love interest.Joel Schumacher hated that idea and told the producers he would only sign on if he could change them to teenagers, as he thought it would be much sexier and more interesting. – imdb.com
THE LOST BOYS is available now on BLU RAY, DVD and DOWNLOAD.