Lost Boys (1987)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Keifer Sutherland
Box Office: $32m
Plot: In which we learn that Santa Carla, California would be a perfect seaside resort were it not for all the damn vampires. Classic ‘80s teen horror comedy that manages the delicate balancing act of gore scares and laughs with considerable aplomb.
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Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)
Director: P. J. Pesce
Starring: Corey Feldman, Tad Hilgenbrink, Angus Sutherland
Plot: 21 years on, faced with a spec script deemed to be extremely similar to a certain popular Joel Schumacher film, Warner execs have the brainwave to simply retool it as Lost Boys 2. Et voila, The Tribe, a virtual retread of the first film, with some new blood learning all the stuff we already know. Corey Feldman is entertaining though, and there’s even a surprise cameo for Corey Haim, who’s become a vampire at some point in the previous two decades. The Tribe was shortly followed by The Thirst, which sadly didn’t follow through on the Corey vs. Corey rumble that the end of The Tribe seemed to promise. We did get both Frog brothers however: Jamison Newlander showed up to get down.