• The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: January 28th, 1998

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) -- who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.

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

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Horror , Comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: 1980s, Emotional, Rivalry, Mother, Brother, Love triangle, Amusing, Small town, Tense, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Lost Boys mixes comedy and horror with a dexterity that augments each. Dracula and Peter Pan were antipodal products of the same society: bringing them together has resulted in a marriage that would make Bram Stoker snicker and J.M. Barrie bawl. [1 Aug 1987, p.C5]

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The Lost Boys is a horror movie that's funny without making fun of itself and scary without trying to make you sick. [31 Jul 1987, p.86]

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The Lost Boys is schlock, but it's juicy schlock. [31 Jul 1987, p.34]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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