The Lost Boys (1987)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Alex Winter
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
Two men can be seen playing pinball the second time Sam visits the comic shop. The guy with the facial hair is Joe Ferrara II, who actually owned the comic shop Atlantis fantasy world. The comic shop has now moved location but is still owned by Joe.
This was Corey Haim and Corey Feldman's first film together, which marked the start of a popular 80s trend "The Two Coreys", in which Feldman and Haim starred together in a number of teenage films.
The movie was filmed in only three weeks.
The new location of the Atlantis Fantasyworld comic book store, which was featured in the film, is owned by Joe Ferrara II, who still carries the original #1 issue of 'Vampires Everywhere' that Sam reads in the film. The comic was created only for the film, and its opening page is signed by all of the cast members from the movie. The owner Joe Ferrara II allows any shopper to hold it and take a photo with it free of charge.
The original screenplay written by Jan Fischer and James Jeremias was originally about a bunch of "Goonie-type 5th-6th grade kid vampires", with the Frog Brothers being "chubby 8 year old cub scouts", and Star being a boy instead of a love interest. The original inspiration came from James, who caught upon the notion that Peter Pan could fly, visited Wendy and her brothers at night, and never grew old. The simple notion that Peter Pan was a vampire was the genesis for the story. In the first draft of the script, the character of David was originally named Peter, and other characters also had names from the Peter Pan story. In the final draft, many name changes were made, but originally the two brothers were Michael and John (which was later changed to Sam) and the mother's name was Wendy. The most obvious nod to the Pan story is the dog, Nanook, inspired by the character Nana the dog. The Grandfather character was never a part of the original story but later created in the draft by Jeffrey Boam, who was hired to do the final rewrite.
Both the bandstand that the band is playing on the first time Michael sees Star and the Frog Brothers comic book shop were destroyed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Santa Cruz, where Santa Carla takes place, was once plagued with the reputation of being "The Murder Capital Of The World" because of a series of very brutal murders by three different very disturbed men in the early '70s. Because of John Linley Frazier, Herbert Mullin and Edmund Kemper, Santa Cruz endured 28 murders over a 30 month period between 1970 and 1973.
Gerard McMahon wrote the theme song "Cry Little Sister" to the movie after only reading the script and without ever seeing a frame of the film.
This movie invented the phrase "vamp out," which had passed into common usage on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
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