Today’s pick has a little bit of action, some horror, and sprinkles in a little bit of romance. Originally released on July 31, 1987, this weeks’ pick even in 2020 is still an awesome watch. This week’s Guilty Pleasure Movie Pick is The Lost Boys.
The Movie Stars
- Kiefer Sutherland as David
- Jason Patric as Michael Emerson
- Corey Haim as Sam Emerson
- Dianne Wiest as Lucy Emerson
- Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog
- Jamison Newlander as Alan Frog
- Edward Herrmann as Max
- Jami Gertz as Star
- It was directed by Joel Schumacher
The Emerson family has just moved to the fictional city of Santa Carla, California for a new life. But it’s not too long after that the Emerson Brothers each realize in their own uniqueness that this city’s secret is that there’s a pack of Vampires terrorizing its citizens.
A Great Place to Visit
If it weren’t for the pesky vampires, this city would be an awesome place to visit. It’s full of carnival rides, games, comic book stores, and parties. The movie was shot on the boardwalk of Santa Cruz, California, a place that I have had the pleasure of visiting. I can testify that the boardwalk has as much fun and games as this movie portrays.
Hit’s From The 80’s
Being a movie released in 1987 you can expect that vibe the ’80s was known for. There are several great rockin’ music tracks throughout this movie. My favorite by far is the movies theme song Cry Little Sister by Gerard Mcmann.
Leader Of The Pack
Before he was saving the world as Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland played the main character of David. His portrayal of David the Vampire is brilliant here. He pulls off being a devious bad boy and yet he’s extremely likable at the same time.
The Frog Brothers
Before Buffy was known as America’s Number 1 slayer, there was The Frog Brothers. Two guys who are set on protecting their city from the creatures of the night, and who use comics and their guides to take down these blood-suckers.
Did You Know
There were two sequels made for this movie. They were both straight to video releases and Cory Feldman reprises his role as Edgar Frog in both. The first of these sequels is The Lost Boys: The Tribe which was released 21 years after the original in 2008. And the third movie, Lost Boys: The Thirst was released 2 years later in 2010.
Where To See It
While not available for streaming on Netflix of Amazon Prime it is available to rent on Amazon and YouTube for $3.99.
Why I Recommend It
The movie is a lot of fun and packed with 80’s nostalgia. It’s a vampire movie before vampires were cool. You’ve got a variety of comedy, horror, action, and even a love story woven all into one movie and it works great. Now while the special effects aren’t the greatest, the director Joel Schumacher does a really good job with how this movie is filmed to give a unique feel. And even though some of the acting is a little cheesy it still comes together and makes for a fun 90-minute cinematic adventure.