Decades Blogathon – The Lost Boys (1987)

We’re onto Day 3 of the Decades Blogathon – ‘7’ edition – hosted by myself and Tom from the brilliant blog Thomas J. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the seventh year of the decade. Tom and I are running a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog the other’s post) and for today we’re tracking back to a movie where the hair was biiiig and there was death by stereo in 1987’s horror comedy The Lost Boys, covered by Catherine from Thoughts All Sorts.

Those ’80s. They were something weren’t they? I had a real good chuckle while watching The Lost Boys (1987) again. Had forgotten about the hairstyles, clothes and general ’80s feel. Remember those big Swatch wall watches?

The Lost Boys Poster

This is one that I probably watch more for nostalgic value than anything else. I clearly remember being allowed to rent two videos from the video store (remember those?) with some friends one weekend (many, many years ago).

My Science Project and The Lost Boys were the two lucky selections. The latter was the only one that I remembered from then and has even made its way into my DVD collection. Oh boy, not sure if I should smile or cringe.

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys has Corey Haim and Jason Patric as brothers Sam and Michael moving to Santa Carla with their divorced mother. If moving in with their weird and wacky grandfather isn’t enough, they need to find their way around a town seen as the murder capital of the world and plastered with missing people posters.

Michael is smitten with a girl he sees one night and so becomes involved with a strange gang of bikers (who avoid the sun for other reasons than sunburn) led by a very young Kiefer Sutherland as David. Sam befriends the Frog brothers Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander). Convenient having vampire hunters as friends. You never know when you’ll need them.

The Lost Boys

More comedy and fun than horror, The Lost Boys was directed by Joel Schumacher and has some great music. From the awesome People Are Strange (Echo And The Bunnymen’s cover of The Doors) to the exploding vampires (in gunky chunks of flesh that splatter entire rooms or goo that seeps through all your water pipes) you’ll be smiling and having a ball. But then, maybe it’s just me.

Thanks to Three Rows Back and Thomas J for taking me back 30 years for their Decades Blogathon.

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9 comments

  1. Three Rows Back · 9 Days Ago

    Many thanks again for taking part Catherine!

  2. Ethan Collins · 9 Days Ago

    Man! When people ask me, “What’s a very ’80s flick to watch?” one of the movies I point them to is Lost Boys. Excellent review.

  3. Tom · 9 Days Ago

    Reblogged this on Thomas J and commented:
    Here’s a reblog of Thoughts All Sorts’ review of The Lost Boys to wrap up Day 3 in the 2017 Decades Blogathon. You’ll find this review on my esteemed co-host’s site, Three Rows Back. Thanks everyone!

  4. Tom · 9 Days Ago

    Great review Catherine! Thanks for being a part of our little event!

  5. Ashley Lily Scarlett · 9 Days Ago

    I’m old enough to have seen this in a cinema when it came out. I liked it a lot. 😄

  6. thoughtsallsorts · 9 Days Ago

    Thanks for having me! Was fun having a trip down memory lane

  7. Pingback: The Lost Boys (1987) – Decades Blogathon | Thoughts All Sorts
  8. movierob · 8 Days Ago

    Reblogged this on .

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