Netflix Pick of the Week: The Lost Boys


Release Date: 1987

Genre: Teen Horror/Comedy

Director: Joel Schumaher

Screenplay: Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam

Vampires were just beginning to mesh with the teen genre and with that came The Lost Boys. A teen horror and comedy film staring many eighties favorites and, up and coming talent. Sutherland is the bad guy once again as he leads a group of vampires along the boardwalk and a group of teenagers get to play hero.

Eighties teen horror, comedy The Lost Boys stars Jason Patric and Corey Haim as teen boys from Arizona that move with their mother played by Diane West to a California coastal town. They move in with their eccentric grandfather played by Bernard Hughes. While hanging out at the Boardwalk Michael (Patric) sees Lucy (Jami Gertz), the girlfriend of David, played by Keifer Sutherland. Sam (Haim) meets the Frog brothers played by Gorey Feldman and Jamison Newlander, self proclaimed vampire hunters. After an initiation into the group led by David, Michael begins to have a thirst for blood. His behavior begins to worry not only himself but his brother as well. With the help of the Frog brothers Sam begins to investigate.

The Lost Boys is a fun adventure probably not suitable for kids below ten, obviously depending on your own rules about what is too scary or too gory. With a perfect villain and an ending you may or may not have scene coming The Lost Boys is an entertaining film for a Friday night  and a perfect introduction into the horror genre. If you are trying to get some one into horror but are unsure where to start it is best to start small and a film that also happens to be a teen comedy will do just fine.

The first film featuring both Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, they would go on to appear in many more films together creating a partnership as teen heartthrobs covering the walls of many teenage girls. A stellar cast including Billy Wirth and Bill and Teds Alex Winter The Lost Boys is now available to stream on Netflix.

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