Throwback Thursday: ‘The Lost Boys’ Celebrates 30 Years of Vampire Slaying

Photo: Warner Bros.

Happy Thursday, everyone!  This throwback Thursday, we are honoring one of our favorite cult classic films from 1987, The Lost Boys.  This past Monday marked the 30th anniversary of the film’s debut which, many say actually helped bring life back to the vampire film genre for a brand new generation.

The original film stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, and Corey Feldman and follows the story of a mother and her two sons, Michael (Patric) and Sam (Haim), who moved to a small town in California.  They quickly find out that the town is overrun by biker gangs and is a magnet for mysterious murders.  Sam meets some local boys who claim to be vampire hunters while Michael meets a girl and gets mixed up with the biker gang (spoiler alert, they are vampires).  When Michael starts displaying strange behavior, like sleeping all day and staying out all night, Sam begins to realize there may be some truth behind the tales his new vampire-hunting obsessed friends have been telling him.

This film was classic 80s (clearly, seeing as how Corey Haim and Feldman were both in it) and, to this day, is still one of my favorite films of all time.  About a year ago, it was announced that a reboot television series was in the works.  The reboot will eventually air on the CW however, it was announced earlier this year that the series would be pushed back to next season.

Check out the original trailer for The Lost Boys below:


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A karaoke junkie, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?). Denise currently resides in New York and is honored to be a part of the Fan Fest News team!