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THE LOST BOYS Trivia

Credit THE LOST BOYS. That movie inspired BUFFY THE VAMPRE SLAYER. The appearance of the vampires in the first film also inspired the look of the vampires in the latter, and the television series the latter spawned. Arguably it has been the definitive look for vampires ever since.

Santa Cruz wouldn’t let them film there unless they changed the name of the town in the film. They didn’t want the movie to hurt their tourism dollars. Dumbasses. How much more lucrative would their tourism industry be if they had embraced the movie? Vampire marks from near and far would seek the place out. More than they do already, I mean.

You never see the vampires flying outside because they didn’t have the budget for the FX. It worked out for the best, since those shots are so much more effective with you *not* seeing the vampires.

David got impaled not by a wooden stake but by animal horns. Technically, then, this wouldn’t have finished him off. David was meant to return, in fact, in the sequel that never happened.

Sax Man, aka the Believer, Tim Cappello, was a longtime member of Tina Turner’s band. And on another musical note, Joel Schumacher bribed INXS into letting their song be used in the movie by promising to direct a music video for them. (He did. He directed the video for “The Devil Inside.” Fitting.) The last one everybody already knows. THE LOST BOYS was based on PETER PAN. (Y’all did know that, right?)

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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