THE LOST BOYS
Release Date - July 31st, 1987
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Primary Actors: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.
Welcome back to another addition of Puma's Horror Movie review and if you're like me, your thankful for the fact that by end of this treacherous holiday season, there might just be a few good horror flicks in your stocking. Growing up in the 1980's, there were so many different choices of films you could actually get excited about. Nowadays, they're few and far between. Hollywood seems to have no idea what to do with the genre, they just continue to insult our intelligence by remaking or rehashing the same shit we saw thirty years ago. All the greats, ruined by a generation owned by Jk Rowling. I'm sorry but my world is not fifty shades of twilight. They've ruined my youth seemingly without ever looking back at what made that time so great, originality. Yes all of the great films have fallen, except one.
|Sam & Michael|
In 1987 a movie came out that would change the landscape of horror to pop culture forever. Directed by Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys is a story about two brothers who, with their mother, move from Arizona to Santa Carla California to live with their grandfather and get a fresh start. Upon arriving they quickly realize they're out of their element and have settled down as to what the locals affectionately refer to as "The Murder Capitol Of The World". Sam and Michael, played by Corey Haim and Jason Patrick, decide to not be confined to their grandfather's old school ways and venture out separately to seek a reprieve and find excitement. Little do they know its more then they bargained for. Sam stumbles upon a comic book store run by a bunch of washed out hippies and their sons, known as the The Frog Brothers. As Sam grazes through the selection of high colored prints, the Frogs try to inject some local folklore into the meeting by introducing Sam to a stack of horror comics that Edgar, played by Cory Feldman, claims could one day save his life.
Lost Boys became an instant classic now and forever. With a who's who of a cast and action packed terror, what's not to love about this movie? Lost Boys takes me to several different places and was the integral film that helped me seal the deal with my wife. If you've never seen it, see it!