The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Joel Schumacher (1987)

15 Certificate


Our Score
There's a nasty surprise in store for divorcee Dianne Wiest when she moves her family to a small town on the Californian coast. The local teenage gang is actually a pack of punk vampires with designs on her teenage sons (Jason Patric and Corey Haim). This quintessentially 1980s tale is a slick attempt to update the bloodsucking genre for the MTV generation, blending Hollywood glitz with pop culture references. Kiefer Sutherland's role as the charismatic leader of the vampires is an early career highlight - he makes being undead seem very cool. And the comic pairing of Coreys Haim and Feldman is an enjoyable counterpoint to the sometimes gory horror. While it's not quite as original or witty as it could have been, this unashamedly glossy take on vampire mythology has a clever script that's packed with twists, and builds to a surprisingly tense climax.


Two teenage brothers move with their mother to a coastal town in California, where the eldest falls in with a local biker gang. He soon discovers that his new friends are vampires and he is turning into one himself, forcing his younger brother to team up with a pair of heavily armed comic shop employees to battle the undead and save his soul. Comedy horror, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Dianne Wiest, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.

Cast & Crew

Michael Emerson Jason Patric
David Kiefer Sutherland
Edgar Frog Corey Feldman
Sam Emerson Corey Haim
Lucy Emerson Dianne Wiest
Grandpa Barnard Hughes
Max Edward Herrmann
Star Jami Gertz
Alan Frog Jamison Newlander
Paul Brooke McCarter
Director Joel Schumacher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for some of its violence, and contains swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Feb 2020
Comedy Drama