Revisiting the Classics: THE LOST BOYS

I didn’t get to see THE LOST BOYS in the theater when it originally came out. I read about it in FANGORIA. I saw the television ads for it. And when it released on VHS, I immediately rented it. It’s one of many films I didn’t get to see in the theater when they first came out. Being a kid with only one parent who drives, and having that parent hate the movie-going experience, sucks, I tell ya. I’m making up for that now, though. Or I have, to a large extent, made up for it, I should say. As an adult I’ve been able to see many of those film on the big screen. This past weekend, thanks to the Sand Mountain Twin Drive-In in Boaz, Alabama, I finally got to see THE LOST BOYS. It was a long drive for me, but I would’ve made it even if it had been twice the distance. That’s how badly I wanted to see this movie at the drive-in.

Time travel is possible, even if it only takes place in your mind and in your soul. I traveled back to 1987 this past Saturday night. I had the experience I was denied as a kid. And it was glorious.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.

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2 replies on “Revisiting the Classics: THE LOST BOYS”

Personally my favourite vampire movies of the 1980s are: “My Best Friend Is A Vampire” (which presaged “True Blood” in depicting the “undead” as persecuted outsiders rather than ruthless predators on humanity) and “Near Dark”!

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