The Lost Boys

Warner Bros. Released 1987




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Movie Summary

Joel Schumacher

Michael and Sam Emerso have just moved with their mother, Lucy, from Arizona to a California coastal town. The trio relocated after Lucy's recent divorce, so they could live with the children's grandfather. The town is not an ideal place to raise children because of biker gang activity and several mysterious disappearances. However, Lucy did not have a choice, she needed her father's generosity to raise her boys. Soon after arriving in town, Michael becomes attracted to Star , a young woman who lives with the leader of the town's bike gang. Michael's younger brother, Sam, makes new friends of his own, Edgar and Alan. Sam's new friends are convinced that the disappearances in town are due to vampires and begin to teach Sam everything they know about the deadly creatures. Will the brothers survive in their new town, or will they soon become one of the dozens of missing people?


Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times

    The Lost Boys is to horror movies what ''Late Night With David Letterman'' is to television; it laughs at the form it embraces, adds a rock-and-roll soundtrack and, if you share it...

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There's some good stuff in the movie, including a cast that's good right down the line and a willingness to have some fun with teenage culture in the Mass Murder Capital. But when ...

  • 10


    The Lost Boys is a horrifically dreadful vampire teensploitation entry that daringly advances the theory that all those missing children pictured on garbage bags and milk cartons a...

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    • Production Budget - $8,500,000
      Domestic Gross - $32,222,567 (37th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2012 - $65,434,062

    • Filming locations include:
      Mobile, Alabama
      Santa Cruz, California, USA
      Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Being wild is in their Blood.
      2. Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.

    • Music:
      Lost In The Shadows (The Lost Boys)
      Written and Performed by Lou Gramm
      Good Times
      Written by George Young and Harry Vanda
      Performed by INXS and Jimmy Barnes
      Laying Down The Law
      Written by Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly,
      Garry Beers and Jimmy Barnes
      Performed by INXS and Jimmy Barnes
      Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
      Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
      Performed by Roger Daltrey
      People Are Strange
      Written by The Doors
      Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen
      Cry Little Sister (Theme From The Lost Boys)
      Written by Mike Mainieri and Gerard McMahon
      Performed by Gerard McMahon
      I Still Believe
      Written by Michael Been and Jim Goodwin (as James Goodwin)
      Performed by Timmy Cappello (as Tim Cappello)
      Power Play
      Written by B.A. Robertson and Phil Pickett
      Performed by Eddie and The Tide
      Beauty Has Her Way
      Written by David Banks and Paul Brook
      Performed by Mummy Calls
      Walk This Way
      Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
      Performed by Run-D.M.C.
      Ain't Got No Home
      Written by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
      Performed by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
      Written by Felix Cavaliere and Edward Brigati (as Eddie Brigati)
      Performed by The Rascals
      Some Other Day
      Written by Danny Gould
      Crazy Old Soldier
      Performed by Troy Seals
      Written by Troy Seals and Paul Kennerly
      Back To The Carnival (Instrumental)
      Music by Thomas Newman
      To The Shock Of Miss Louise
      Music by Thomas Newman


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Fantasy, Horror