Super Summer Movies #1: The Lost Boys
It’s summer, and even though I have to work - a freelancer in a country* that’s still deep in the recession - summer still features daily trips to the beach, some night trips to the beach as well, and movie nights. Movie nights are especially cool during summer, cause you either feel tired from working in the heat, or you’re exhausted from the beach, or you just have to rest under the AC - and that’s when you can relax with a movie, just like back it the ancient times, when you weren’t plugged into your iPod 24/7.
The Lost Boys is one of my ultimate summer movies, and it never gets old. Here’s what Wikipedia says about the plot:
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.
The film is about two Arizonan brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie’s stories about Peter Pan and Neverland.
These vampires don’t sparkle, they don’t go to school, they smoke, hang out at the waterfront amusement park, smoke cigarettes, suck blood and can turn rice into worms. We get horror, comedy, The Two Coreys, California, trench coats, sunglasses and memorable quotes like ‘Death by stereo’. Keifer Sutherland is the perfect antagonist, a young rebellious vampire, dark but blonde, brooding and cynical. You hate him, you fear him, but the guy is at the top of his game, so some portion of you still wants to be him, so you can suck the blood out of all the chicks you do.