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The Lost Boys

Year: 1987
Studio: Warner Bros
Director: Joel Schumacher
Producer: Richard Donner
Cast: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Alex Winter, Jami Gertz, Barnard Hughes
One of the most marketable films of the 80s and still Joel Schumacher's most successful mainstream effort (in content if not box office). The tagline said it all; 'sleep all day, party all night. It's fun to be a vampire.'

Brothers Michael (Patric) and Sam (Haim) move with their loving mother (Weist) to their eccentric grandfather's house in a small California community plagued by missing person cases.

Michael starts to fall in with a local youth gang while the enigmatic Frog brothers (of which frequent Haim co-star Feldman is one) try to convince Sam the gang are vampires and their brother's in great danger.

As Michael falls further under the spell of gang leader David (Sutherland) and more in love with vampire bitch Star (Gertz), it's up to Sam and the Frogs to save the day, unaware a more sinister surprise awaits them in Max, the local businessman courting their mother.

A cool soundtrack, a great style, a dash of humour and horror and some of the most photogenic actors of the day made it a great experience. And watch for the many end sequence fixtures that were supposed to be a springboard to the sequel that never was (Grandpa's strange behaviour and the shelf of the fridge everyone else is banned from touching, David not disintegrating after being impaled on the deer antlers as he's not really dead).

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