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THE LOST BOYS Series: the Kiss of Death

In a way, you kinda have to admire the way the CW just keeps on trying. They ordered a pilot episode for a new TV series based on the 80s movie classic THE LOST BOYS, then scrapped the whole thing once it was completed and started over from scratch. Then they lathered, rinsed, and repeated. How many time have they gone through this process? I’ve honestly lost count. But they’re still at it. More sensible minds might have realized by now that, given the repeated wreckage of the train variety experienced, remaking THE LOST BOYS simply isn’t a good idea. But not the decision-makers from the CW! They refuse to quit—even when they should.

Gerard McMahon worked on the music for the movie, and he’s been brought in to do the music for this series, too. That might be taken as a good sign, right up until you hear what he has to say about it: ““Cast-wise, [the series is] more diversified in coordination with the times, as it should be. It’s a little bit more female-driven in its way…I’m sure it’s gonna be torn down by the hardcore fans; there’s just no way that this show can win. But it wasn’t designed for the hardcore fans.” There you have it. The kiss of death. They don’t care about the fans of the film. They’re just trying to be all normie, “woke” and “inclusive.” A guaranteed recipe for failure. We can take some pleasure, at least, thinking about all the cash they’re losing by continuing to pump blood into this money pit.

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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