The Lost Boys

Before the popularity of Twilight or the Anne Rice Lestat novels, Joel Schumacher was making vampires sexycool with his seminal ‘80s rock n’ roll horror movie The Lost Boys. Like the Peter Pan gang referenced in the title, these boys never grow up – so what if that means they grow fangs and drink a little blood? Schumacher brings an undeniable sense of style and joy to the proceedings, creating a beachfront carnival world (a barely altered Santa Cruz) that pulses to the beat of ‘80s rock, New Wave, and hot nubile bodies. Starring a who’s-who of notables including Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest and – best of all – the Coreys Feldman and Haim in their first turn as a tween heartthrob duo. Bottom line is that the movie is still a blast, a standard-setter for vampire cool and a scare-ride fairy tale that never gets old.

Dir. Joel Schumacher, 1987, 35mm, 97 min.