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L is for The Lost Boys

It was hard for me not to write this post about LOST (my favorite TV show EVER) or Life is Beautiful (my favorite movie EVER). Been there, done that. Instead, I’m trying to stick with the more obscure 80s stuff, and a lot of my posts are asking “where are they now?”

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The Lost Boys (1987)

I’m thinking of saving the in-depth vampire discussion for my V post, but I haven’t decided yet. Mostly because I’m not into vampires. Or zombies, for that matter. Maybe I haven’t given them a fair shake, but I just don’t see the attraction. I thought Hotel Transylvania was cute, but I didn’t watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer or read the Twilight series.

Some feel that The Lost Boys was one of the original vampire movies. That’s not exactly true, since Bela Lugosi and company were around way back in the 1930s, if I remember correctly. (Thanks, Wikipedia!) But I would agree that it might have started the modern day obsession with vampires and other forms of the “undead.” I didn’t notice all of that back then, however. I just thought it was an entertaining film with a great soundtrack. And who can forget actors like young Kiefer Sutherland and Jami Gertz? Or the two Coreys?

The film leaned more toward comedy than horror. A little bit of research turned up some interesting stuff. I had totally missed the fact that the movie’s title was a direct reference to Peter Pan. I also never realized there was so much academic analysis of the movie. Check out the following links, if you’re interested in learning more.

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/before-twilight-lost-boys-made-vampires-fun/#/0

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/the-lost-boys-turns-25-a-list-of-25-great-things-about-the-80s-vampire-flick/2012/07/31/gJQAJInINX_blog.html

http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/2012/09/summer-of-87-the-lost-boys/

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Corey Haim too soon. Although I didn’t have a crush on him like many girls my age, I saw most of his silly movies and even watched a few episodes of the reality series “The Two Coreys” starring him and Corey Feldman. He seemed like a decent enough guy who just got caught up in the problems that stemmed from him being a child star and living the Hollywood life, eventually losing his battle with drug addiction.

If you want to know more about the other actors and where they are now, check out this slideshow:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/lost-boys-gallery-1.5770

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About katietesta

I am a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer. I love to research and have a passion for social justice and nonprofit work.

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4 thoughts on “L is for The Lost Boys

  1. I know what you mean about Corey Haim. Such a waste!

    Posted by DL Hammons | April 13, 2013, 13:58
  2. I’m a LOST fan too. We bought the whole series on DVD. I watch it about once a year! I get more out of it every time. There are so many layers. Such good writing. Did you know the creator of LOST is now writing Once Upon a Time? It’s intriguing too….time travel as well. But LOST is the best. I miss Jack. 😦
    from The Dugout

    Posted by Mare | April 13, 2013, 14:53
  3. I am an outcast to did not watch Lost (eventhough my husband did). I used to love the soundtrack to Lost Boys as well as the movie! Go 80’s!!

    Posted by Andrea @ Maybe It's Just Me | April 14, 2013, 11:14
  4. I can certainly understand your attraction to “Lost.” I started watching that series after it had already ended and I sat down and watched the entire show in a few weeks time, back to back episodes! It was awesome!

    I also enjoyed Lost Boys but I am into vampires and paranormal shows. I had never thought to connect the title to Peter Pan either! Interesting tidbit!

    Posted by Rechelle Owens, Romance Author | April 15, 2013, 00:07

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