The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys (1987)

1987 R 97 Minutes

Comedy | Horror

A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take i...

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: In many ways 'The Lost Boys,' is the epitome of light cinema entertainment in the 80s where the blatantly cynical worldview of the New Hollywood era had in places been overtaken by a far more carefree approach, and that certainly has its appeal here. Yes whilst this may be a somewhat fluffy and weightless film at times, it is an exceedingly enjoyable one that largely packs its joy-factor because of how much it fully embraces every cultural aspect of its era. I mean where else can you see an oiled-up Tim Cappello singing 'I Still Believe,' to a crowd of sweaty adolescents - or indeed watch a few badass comic-book obsessed teens defeat a small army of ridiculously-dressed vampires? It really is bonkers, but it's brilliant to watch, and frankly it's one of the movies that I'll always think of when anyone mentions the 80s simply because of how garish and carefree it is in the portrayal of its era.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It is fluffy and weightless, and it's not even remotely tense or scary for even the briefest of moments.
    VERDICT: 'The Lost Boys,' is the epitome of fun, carefree 80s cinema, and as a result it makes for a thoroughly amusing - if entirely weightless - movie experience.