Sunday, March 14, 2010
So the other day i popped in my copy of the Lost Boys since it was the passing of Corey Haim, loved the film then, love it now.
Starts off with a vampire attack scene set to an excellent score, then we're introduced to Emerson family Sam, Michael & their mom Lucy, played by Corey Haim, Jason Patrick(underrated actor) and Dianne Wiest, along with their dog Nanook. We here a cover version of People Are Strange by Eco & THe Bunneyman, who alot of you may know from Donnie Darko! They decide to move to Santa Carla, the murder capital of the world, and live with Lucy's dad played by Barnard Hughes.
Michael is smitten by Star, played by Jami Gertz, whose parents were ex hippies much like Michael's whose name was this close to being Moon Beam or Moon Child. However Star runs with a gang of teens led by David, Kiefer Sutherland, who love to ride motorcycles, run around in circles while partying, eat chinese, hang Jim Morrison posters and apparently use alot of hair care products. The catch is these dudes are vampires, and they just have Michael some wine, which it turns out is actually blood.
Meanwhile Sam goes to look for an issue of Batman number 14, a very serious book, and gives the two kids who run the shop for their parents a lesson in Superman. The kids are the Frog Brothers, Edgar & Allen, Corey Feldman & Jamison Newlander, fighters for truth, justice & the american way, aka vampire hunters! They want Sam to read a horror comic but he refuses, they later wind up convincing him to take it, as a survival manual!
Lucy meanwhile has begun a relationship with Max played by Edgar Herman, who runs a video store with the biggest collection of video tapes in Santa Carla.She begins working at the store and dating Max, but the dates never turn out well. One occasion Sam calls her freaking out that Michael is trying to kill him, she takes off only to have Sam telling her he was just scared by his horror comic. In actuality Sam figured out Michael wasn't going to kill him. Other incidents include Max's dog Thorn chasing after Lucy & ripping her dress, and the Frog Brothers & Sam trying various tricks to prove Max is a vampire even after Michael invited him in!
The Frogs, Sam & Michael decide to go take down David & his gang but it turns bad for them as the vampires begin to wake up, the battle is now on. Garlic & holy water are assembled as the vampires rush to the Emerson house, a battle rages on & Michael kill David. Unfortunately David is not the head vampire, Max is, who just wanted the two familys to unite and turn the Emersons into vampires themselves, Michael didn't invite Max this time so a battle between them is on, until Grampa crashes through killing Max. Winds up he knew all along about the vampires, as it was the one thing he couldn't stomach!
I love this film, always have, the sequel is a piece of shit but the first one will live forever. R.I.P. Corey Haim!