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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys is a 1987 American horror film about young Californians who must fight a gang of teenage vampires. It stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim, and Kiefer Sutherland, and co-stars Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, and Barnard Hughes. It was directed by Joel Schumacher.

The film's title is derived from Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.

A divorced mother, Lucy Emerson (Dianne West), and her two teenage sons Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move to live with the mother's father in the small California town of Santa Carla (based loosely on the city of Santa Cruz, California), plagued by problems with a motorcycle gang and unexplained disappearances.

The older boy, Michael, is eventually drawn into the motorcycle gang because he feels attracted to the group's girl, Star (Jami Gertz), and because he doesn't want to look less than their charismatic leader, David (Kiefer Sutherland). After a sort of informal initiation ceremony with the gang involving dangerous activities such as motorcycle racing through the fog, Michael begins to hang out with them until he is made to drink blood in the guise of wine. (They had also made him eat rice which they made him believe was maggots). Soon afterwards, he starts showing the symptoms of vampirism. He sleeps all day and starts hanging out with them all night, which lasts until they drive him to a real hunt and show him that he must kill in order to survive.

This makes Michael react. With the help of Star (Jami Gertz), Laddie (a vampire child), and his brother Sam who in the meantime has joined up with two relatively inept vampire hunters Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander), he sets out to shake off the curse by finding and killing the head vampire. This proves more difficult than it seems, as it is not evident who the leader is.

Sam and the Frog Brothers try to prove that Lucy's boyfriend Max (Edward Herrmann) is the leader of the vampire gang, but their tests fail. Towards the end of the movie, it turns out Max is the leader. Their vampire tests didn't work because Michael had invited Max into the house ("Don't ever invite a vampire into your house, you silly boy," Max said to Sam at the end of the movie. "It renders you powerless.")

The boys battle the vampires, killing all of them except Max. As Max is about to bite into Lucy's neck, Grandpa drives his jeep through the wall of the house and sends a fence post through Max's heart. Grandpa casually gets one of his root beers from the refridgerator and remarks, "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach... all the damn vampires", indicating he has known much more about the paranormal activities in the area than anyone suspected.


1. INXS and Jimmy Barnes - GOOD TIMES (03:49)
written by Georges Young and Henry Vanda
2. Lou Gramm - LOST IN THE SHADOWS (THE LOST BOYS) (06:17)
written by Lou Gramm
3. Roger Daltrey - DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME (06:09)
Written by Elton Jones and Bernie Taupin
4. INXS and Jimmy Barnes - LAYING DOWN THE LAW (04:24)
written by Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, Garry Gary and Jimmy Barnes
5. Echo and the Bunnymen - PEOPLE ARE STRANGE (03:36)
written by The Doors
6. Gerard McMann - CRY LITTLE SISTER (Theme from The Lost Boys) (04:03)
written by Michael Mainieri and Gerard McMann
7. Eddie and The Tide - POWER PLAY (03:57)
written by Brian A. Robertson and Phil Pickett
8. Tim Cappello - I STILL BELIEVE (03:42)
written by Michael Been end James Goodwin
9. Mummy Calls - BEAUTY HAS HER WAY (03:56)
written by David Banks and Paul Brook
10. Thomas Newman - THE SHOCK OF MISS LOUISE (01:21)
written by Thomas Newman

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