• 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: Comedy , Horror

Production Co: Warner Brothers

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    Maybe the worst part (there's so much to choose from) is the sight of a good actor like Edward Herrmann parading around looking like a demented quarterback, the shoulders of his suit jacket grotesquely padded. Mr. Schumacher has dressed the adorable Corey Haim in even weirder getups, jackets with pastel stripes and little outfits that resemble dresses. The vampires aren't nearly as creepy as those clothes. [6 Aug 1987, p.1]

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

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

  • 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]

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