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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.
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CastCorey Feldman, Jim Turner, Alex Winter, Kiefer Sutherland, Kelly Minter, Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Corey Haim, Jamison Newlander, Brooke McCarter, Jr., Billy Wirth, Chance Michael Corbitt, Melanie Bishop, J. Dinan Myrtetus, Nori Morgan
DirectorJoel Schumacher
Genre:  Horror
Release Date:  July 31, 1987
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  January 28, 1998
Runtime:  97 minutes
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures
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review by . December 05, 2010
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**1.2 out of ****      Aside from the fact that it's all style and no substance, "The Lost Boys" still services well as a decent vampire flick. It's better than most vampire films set in the modern setting, and certainly surpasses one's typical expectations out of a teen vampire flick. The biggest problem here is the story, which could have served as the substance. The script simply doesn't have any of the style that the visuals have, and descends into …
Quick Tip by . December 17, 2010
A really cool vampire flick that laughed at itself but never ventured into spoof territory.
Quick Tip by . November 29, 2010
What a great '80s horror film! It's got a gang of vampire teenagers, comedy, action, horror, and an awesome soundtrack. Can't go wrong here.
review by . December 02, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: ...     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "When you're strange   Faces come out of the rain   When you're strange   No one remembers your name"  ~The Doors       When I ordered this from NetFlix I thought it was another release but I was mildly surprised at how well I enjoyed this movie instead.   It certainly isn't your usual vampire flick but geared up and more …
review by . October 28, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
The Lost Boys practically defines 80s teens movies as a horror movie with a gtreat teen cast. Two Brothers, Sam (Haim) and Mike (Patric) move with their newly divorced mom (Wiest) from Phoenix to Santa Carla, a place where, if the corpses were to all stand up at once, there'd be one hell of a population problem, as their goofy backwoods grandfather (Bernard Hughes) explains.     Mike is the first to find out why when his interest in a girl suddenly lures him into a world of trouble …
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