The Lost Boys is a timeless classic that definitely opened a lot of people's eyes to the exciting world of vampires. This movie is still a relevant article of discussion when you talk about the vampire franchise and where it's headed in the future. Now an days, there are a lot of softened horror films depicting vampires as blood suckers with a conscience.
The Lost Boys gives one of the rawest takes on what true power and carnage a vampire can possess if they truly realize their gift. The Lost Boys in UR's opinion is that it is one of the greatest, if not the best vampire films ever.
The plot of the story involves two brothers moving to a little town in California with their naive mother and a
dog named Nanook.
Not long after they arrive into town, the two brothers begin to mix and mingle with some of the locals which sets both of them off on their own separate courses. Sam, the youngest sibling meets the Frog Brothers, two teens with an uncanny knowledge of how to kill vampires. The older brother, Michael, meets David, a vampire with no compassion for anyone that isn't like him. And this is just the start of one of the most intense vampire stories ever told.
This cast contained several gems such as Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim(12/23/71-3/10/10) and Corey Feldman. Kiefer gave his character, David, a cut throat edge that just made every teen during the 80's want to become a vampire. Corey Haim served as Sam, the youngest brother that keeps the story moving with his apprehensive curiosity that ultimately leads to an amazing find. Corey Feldman stars as Edgar, the mouthpiece of the Frog brothers that trusts no one and is fearless in his craft. There are several other cast members in the film, but without these three key cast members, the film wouldn't be where it is today.
As far as violence and carnage in the film, there is plenty of it, but it's warranted in every use. You will need a lot more than an implication to demonstrate the ruthlessness of a character like David. When you talk about a blood-fest, you don't want to see vampires with napkins and suits seducing prostitutes. When you talk about transforming into a vampire, it's not always a peaceful pleasant experience for family members. This movie gets that dirt under the nails, the true nitty-gritty of violent raging vampires with youth on their side and plenty to kill.
This movie for me was monumental and it is definitely one of the reasons that I watch vampire films to this day. If you haven't seen this film then you need to put it high on your things to do list because it is just that good. There would be no Twilight, no 30 Days Of Night, no Blade or even True Blood if this movie didn't exist. Go watch it now for the first time or revisit for a quality vampire film.
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