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The Lost Boys (1987)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 31 July 1987 (USA)
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

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Storyline

A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. Written by Zaphod <aaa@scs.leeds.ac.uk>

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Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Génération perdue  »

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$32,222,567 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Corey Feldman, Joel Schumacher wanted his character to resemble action stars of the day, so he told him to rent Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris films. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is closing a window in the kitchen preparing for the vampire attack near the end, there's a crew person reflected in the cabinet glass to Michael's left. See more »

Quotes

Sam Emerson: [bursts into the video store where his mom is working] Mom, listen, I gotta tell you something - it's real important. Shh! Santa Carla is crawling with vampires.
Lucy Emerson: [to customers] Um, excuse me...
Sam Emerson: Mom, I'm serious! Listen, Edgar staked one, it was screaming and fizzing. Look, Mom, there's evidence on my sweater.
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Referenced in The Damned (2006) See more »

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Walk This Way
Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Performed by Run-D.M.C.
Courtesy of Profile Records
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Funny, fast and fun to watch.
9 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie to me is more of a comedy than a horror. The scenes I remember most are the funny ones. Not to say it is a pure comedy, it isn't. It is though a very good vampire tale. The cast is superb, even Corey Haim and Feldman. This is definitely the best movie they did together. This one has a family of three (a mother and two sons) moving into her dad's home. They go around town and the younger one hears from some comic book workers that there are vampires in town. The older son is in fact being recruited by said vampires and is already becoming one after drinking a strange liquid. All in all I love this film and it is one of my favorite vampire flicks. Good mixture of action, horror, and especially for me...comedy. This movie is so very well made that you will find it hard to believe that the director of this would go on to make the pretty bad "Batman and Robin". This movie though is good, and has one of the best ending lines of any movie.


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