Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Lost Boys

Can't beat a little vampire comedy!

"The Lost Boys" (1987, R. Donner, Warner Bros) is by far one of my most favourite horror comedies (with the obvious exception of the Evil Dead trilogy... not sure how I'm going to feel about the reboot so we'll forget it exists until further notice).

The basic story is about two painfully 80's brothers (Michael and Sam) and their mum (or 'Mom' rather, as it's set in California) move to stay with their Grandfather in Santa Carla. The eldest brother falls in love with mysterious gypsy-chick, Star, and gets himself into the gang she's hanging about with. Only it's not a normal gang... it's a vampire gang! Michael soon finds himself changing into one of them, and the only way to reverse it is to find the head vampire and kill him!

Gang leader, David (Kiefer Sutherland) is the epitome of 80s 'badboy' with his bleached hair, leather jacket, earrings and motorbike. The rest of his gang are entertaining to say the least.

As a typical 'Two Corey's' movie we of course have both Corey Haim as our young hero, Sam, intent on saving his brother from Vampire-dom, and Corey Feldman (a personal favourite of mine) as Edgar Frog, who along with his brother, Alan (Jamison Newlander), fights evil in his spare time when he's not manning their family's comic book store.

A brilliantly bloody movie with a soundtrack to rock to. The vampire lore is not your average kind. This movie doesn't take itself seriously, and you shouldn't either. If you haven't seen this movie, where have you been!? Get it sorted!

This movie sprouted some sequels... Although "The Thirst" is enjoyable just to watch Corey Feldman running around armed for bear.

And remember, if a vampire offers you maggots, it's really just rice.

(Picture: WB)