The Lost Boys

Published May 11, 2022

The Lost Boys

Film info

  • Title The Lost Boys
  • Director Joel Schumacher
  • Year 1987
  • Run time 1hr 37m
  • Genres Comedy, Horror
  • Tagline Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.

Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:36 I feel like they invested in a helicopter and are really making the most of it.
4:59 Alexander Winter!
7:43 “You know what it means when there’s no TV? No MTV.”
13:40 Stalking a girl on your first night in town seems totally normal.
15:17 The knowledge you need to have to work in a comic book store!
22:15 I don’t much fancy following a motorbike on a beach - sand everywhere.
31:59 Michael is far too easily led.
41:05 “You’re a vampire, Michael.” All very casual about it though.
53:48 “Kill your brother, you’ll feel better.”
57:59 Grating cheese doesn’t make you a chef, dude.
1:09:17 The underground hotel location is a great idea.
1:14:45 Parents, they just don’t understand.
1:29:14 The invite! I noticed it but didn’t twig.


What a weird film this is, the tone is all over the place. It’s not funny enough to be a comedy, it’s too gory to be a kid’s film but it’s also not scary enough to be a proper horror. It somehow balances in between them all and doesn’t quite manage to come together. Having said that, it was kinda fun to watch, and I did wonder how it was all going to work out along the way, plus the twist is fun when it comes at the end. Alex Winter being in this is so odd, he’s not menacing at all, whereas I absolutely believe Kiefer Sutherland would kill me in my sleep just from a look. Could have been better but I can understand how it becomes a bit of a cult classic.

Rating: 2 / 5

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