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31 Days of Horror Day 19: The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch!

Title of Movie: The Lost Boys

Actors: Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Dianne Wiest

Quotable Line: There are a lot. Too many too list here but damn the dialogue is funny.

Director: Joel Schumacher

Released: 1987

The Skinny: Financial troubles force a recent divorcee and her teenage sons Mike and Sam to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire.

The Good: Lost Boys is a great, fun, classic vampire movie out of the last twenty years. It is scary, it's violent, but most of all, it's incredibly funny and clever. The acting is great on all counts, the vampire effects are brilliant and the kills of the multiple vampires are incredibly clever and increasingly outrageous. Death by stereo and the bath tub kill being my two favorites.  OH, and the Vampires DON'T EFFING SPARKLE IN THE SUN!  This is what a vampire movie should be! The rant ends here.  So yeah, I love The Lost Boys.   Highly recommended.

The Bad: The fact that a sequel came out almost twenty years later and it was awful. This should have had a sequel come out right after the first one. The sad part is that it was written and it was surprisingly great, if not better than this one! Sady to say that Development Hell happened and it never made production.

The Ugly: The fact that Schumacher went on to make one of the worst super hero movies ever with Batman and Robin

My final verdict: 5 deaths by stereo out of 5. 


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