Alright, I have been distracted as all get out lately (Is that a real phrase? My Grandpa used to say something like that). In the last couple weeks about everything that can distract me has attempted to do just that. Be it women or be it football season, the time-vampires in my life have been messing with my mojo. They haven’t beaten me…yet. I do feel, though, that I need to re-dedicate myself to the blog. Maybe renew my vows. And that is what this post is all about. I save the best movies for when I am in a bind or simply don’t want to watch a film. And tonight, for my 209th consecutive daily review, I desperately needed a good film. Without further ado, I present: The Lost Boys.
Oddly enough, I hadn’t seen this film since I was a kid. The only things I remembered clearly were the Grandpa and the Frog brothers. I was in for a treat, especially since I picked a super cheap copy of the Blu-ray last week. 1080P never fails to make me smile.
The Lost Boys revolves around a two brothers who move to beautiful Santa Clara, California. The sleepy beach town of Santa Clara, as luck would have it, is the murder capital of the United States. And not coincidentally, infested with vampires. I always thought Dallas or D.C. took the murder cake in the States. Not a quaint southern California coastal town. The things you learn from movies!
One of the brothers gets infected and the other has to try and save him. He recruits Corey Feldman, who along with his movie brother, make up the famous vampire killing duo known to the world as The Frog Brothers. They rule, totally. I could probably yap on about how rad this movie is, but you probably already know all about it.
The movie literally has everything that made the ’80s great: A vampire gang featuring Kiefer Sutherland, both Coreys (!!!), tons of pop-culture cheese, hot teen sex, antler deaths, and a crazy Grandpa who has to be considered one of the best characters in all of the ’80s. This is about as classic of a vampire film that has ever been made.
For me personally, Fright Night will always be my favorite ‘80s vampire flick, followed closely by The Monster Squad and The Lost Boys. Not a loser in the bunch.
Snore Factor: Z (One of the best, sure to keep you up…even at 3AM)