As seminal 80’s movies go, Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys is right up there with most of John Hughes’ teeny bopper classics. This campy teen flick that masquerades as a horror movie may not have technical polish but this is one example of a movie that is “more than the sum of its parts”. Everything worked here – from the flamboyant but still a bit restrained production design, the cool story that effortlessly melds vampires, comics, geeks and jocks, and the stellar 80’s power of the two Coreys, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric and Jamie Gertz.
It’s been more than twenty years since The Lost Boys entered film history and in Hollywood an effective formula can never be ignored. So it comes as no surprise that a new Lost Boys movie is about to be shown this year. The new movie, called The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe, is slated to be released June this year. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman will return along with the other Frog Brother Jamison Newlander. Schumacher though has been replaced by PJ Pesce but the same writers are involved with this sequel.
I am quite eager to watch this new sequel just to revisit one of the more memorable movies of my childhood.