30th anniversary of Schumacher’s The Lost Boys

There is something weird about Joel Schumacher. He either makes great films, or some that are, well… cringeworthy. Among the better ones there are “The Number 23”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Tigerland” or “Phone Booth”, where we really got to see his talent and unique aesthetics.

On the other hand, there is “Batman and Robin”. (He apologized for this, though). Then, there are Arnold Schwarzenegger as one-liners-loving Mr Freeze, George Clooney in his bat suit with nipples… Hell, this film managed to ruin Alicia Silverstone‘s and Chris O’Donnell’s careers. So, tread carefully with Schumacher.

Still, be that as it may, there is no shred of doubt that one of his earliest films has a cult status and for a good reason. “The Lost Boys” had its premiere in New York on July 27, 1987. So, today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this teenage horror/comedy flick starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, etc.

The title of the film is an obvious nod to the Peter Pan stories. What is the connection? Well, “The Lost Boys” is a film about two brothers who arrive at the vampire-infested town of Santa Carla. And vampires, as well as the heroes of the Peter Pan stories, never get old.

The film had two direct sequels – “Lost Boys: The Tribe” and “Lost Boys: The Thirst”, but neither of them received cult status as the first one did.

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