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1,406 Ratings

The Lost Boys

Directed by Joel Schumacher
United States, 1987
Comedy, Horror


After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.

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The Lost Boys Directed by Joel Schumacher

Critics reviews

Amid its brooding and bloodletting, the film’s portrait of youth as a series of tests of manhood—most involving protecting one’s clan from internal and external threats—remains compelling thanks in large part to Schumacher’s sleek direction, which locates a well-pitched tone of semi-seriousness that co-mingles melodrama and the macabre in a vigorous faux-lurid manner.
May 29, 2013
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Though the film lags a bit during the third act, the night-time scenes of the amusement park and the vampires’ lair are dead on, and the soundtrack features an excellent cover of “People are Strange” performed by Echo and the Bunnymen.
October 19, 2012
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Twenty-five years later, it’s easier to appreciate the film’s radical re-appropriation of vampire legend. But more important than it being the first teen vampire movie is the fact that The Lost Boys ushered in an age in which legends of storytelling’s past could be reinvented to the standards of pop culture’s rampant consumption of them.
September 16, 2012
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