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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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Being wild is in their Blood. 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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,200,000, 2 August 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,222,567
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jamison Newlander lived in Beverly Hills at the time of filming. On their day off, he and Corey Haim cycled from Jamison's house to the beach. They had to call Jamison's parents to come and pick them up afterwards because it had gotten dark. See more »

Goofs

As the wife of the Board Walk security guard posts her missing persons poster, another poster is visible which advertises an event at the Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds. For the film, Santa Cruz was renamed Santa Carla to avoid associations with the city and the film's gang-related themes. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Grandpa: One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires.
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Connections

Referenced in The Vampire Diaries: Bloodlines (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

People Are Strange
Written by The Doors
Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen (as Echo and The Bunnymen)
Produced by Ray Manzarek
Courtesy of WEA Records
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Funny, fast and fun to watch.
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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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