Having only caught bits and pieces of this movie on cable over the years, I long assumed that Jason Patric was the film's point-of-view character. One of the pleasant surprises of catching this on the big screen (in 35mm!) was finding out we follow plucky teen Corey Haim and his comic book-loving buds as they take on Santa Carla's vampire menace, like an "R"-rated spin on "The Monster Squad." A real crowd pleaser.
When I was a teen, I dug the humor of Haim & the Frog brothers plot thread, which now I think is a cute sorta funny, if very childish. Now, twice the age that I first saw it, the scenes with Patric joining the gang-- most of it flamboyant and memorable, and dare if I even say, quite mature-- paired with Schumacher's stylishly lush direction had me in awe. Too bad the silliness of the Haim tone reigns in the last act.
This movie personifies the 80s and I still can't tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing... This movie is a fun campy, schlock filled adventure. I can't figure out if the best part of this movie is Kiefer Sutherland or the shirtless, oiled saxophone player... This movie hasn't aged well and is starting to come apart at the seams. I remember loving this movie, but looking back at it the film has a lot of flaws...
Die Lost Boys in diesem Film sind Vampire, Teenager Vampire - und ausserdem gibt es ein "Lost Girl", aber wozu erwähne ich sie überhaupt noch? Tagsüber schlafen die Vampire in ihrem Versteck, nachts sind sie unterwegs durch Santa Cruz (damals in den 80ern das Zentrum der Massenmorde in den USA)... Die ganze Rezension gibts auf cinegeek.de und dazu eine Film List mit den schönsten Horror Filmen der 80er! Viel Spass!
A potential transformation of schlock vampire tale into a kind of Rebel Without a Cause variant on forbidden desire? For the protagonist, a choice between day-walking & night-stalking is a choice between the family (his conventional female love interest; a gypsy waif with child), or his more alluring vampire brethren. The rejection of one lifestyle for another illustrating the film's subtext of psychosexual angst?