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"You'll Never Grow Old, And You'll Never Die, But You Must Feed..."
The Lost Boys (DVD)
Member Name: Satan's_Spawn
The Lost Boys (DVD)
Date: 25/10/00, updated on 25/10/00 (33 review reads)
Disadvantages: They get killed in the end.
There are so many vampire films, and books, that often they become almost inseparable from each other, consequently it is a real joy for any vampire fans when something like The Lost Boys comes along.
When Michael and Sam's mum gets divorced, they go to stay with their granddad in Santa Carla ("Murder Capital of the world")
Michael meets a girl called Star, and then quickly finds himself in trouble when Star's vampiric friends trick him into becoming a vampire.
The vampires in this film are modern day blood suckers. Dressed in leathers and riding motorbikes, they make the 'sleep all day, party all night, never grow old, never die' aspect of being a vampire seem very attractive, until Michael is brought face to face with the harsh reality. In order to survive, he must feed, and killing humans to drink their blood, is not something that appeals to him.
Until he makes his first kill, Michael is only a half vampire, and can be returned to normal if the head vampire is killed.
Younger brother Sam has already been briefed on the vampire activity in Santa Carla by the excellent 'Frog brothers' fighters for 'truth, justice and the American way'. Together they set out to find and kill the head vampire.
This is an excellent film, with some really funny moments, usually supplied by Sam and the frog brothers. My favourite funny line comes from Sam on discovering his brother is a vampire; "My own brother, a Goddamn sh*t sucking vampire, well you wait till mum finds out"
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it, and even if you have, then watch it again!