Lost Boys – Vampire Reviews

The Maven returns from hiatus with an examination of Joel Schumacher’s 1987 camp horror classic.

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27 comments

  1. I was actually alive in the 80s when The Lost Boys came out! I saw it in a theater! It amazes me that Mistress Maven was actually able to keep this video down to under 17 minutes. If this was me, I would be fangirling about this goddamn movie for hours. <3

    — LibraryGuy

  2. 1) YAY YOU’RE BACK!!! 2) Great review! Love this movie! 3) Fun fact: this film was filmed in Santa Cruz, California, most notably at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. And at UC Santa Cruz, at the start of every year, they do screenings of the film all over campus. “Death by Stereo” became the catchphrase of my dorm!

    • I always like seeing the establishing shots used in the film, as they were candid footage of normal folks just hanging out at the boardwalk. Back in the ’80s, seeing kids dress like that used to be a common sight in the San Fransisco Bay Area โ€” now you mostly see hipsters and tech geeks โ€” and many of my friends and family at that time were into the punk culture. It was great! So yeah, I like it for all the glam and nostalgia, but there is nothing really wrong with that.

      Great to see you back, Maven!

  3. WHOO HOO YOU’RE BACK CELEBRATION

  4. It’s been so long. How’s the family?

  5. Welcome back Maven, us Creatures of The Night missed you ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Yeah I have to admit I’m one of the people who love this film, it’s my second favorite vampire movie after Let Me In/Let the Right One In.

  7. You’re really back?
    Hold on one second
    *pinch*
    Ouch
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU CAME BACK, HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’M SO HAPPY YOU’RE BACK!!!! YOU’RE SHOW IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE INTERNET SHOWS AND YOU GOT ME INTERESTED IN THE GOTHIC AND MACABE AND SHOWED ME THE POTENTIAL OF THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AND VAMPIRES AND THE UNIVERSAL MONSTERS AND YOU’RE MY FAVORITE COMEDIENNE EVER AND I LOVE YOUR KNACK OF GOING BETWEEN COMEDY WITH DEEP ANALYSIS WITH EASE AND YOU’RE OUTFITS ARE SUPER COOL AND I’VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JUST EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There; just need to get that off my chest…sorry if this was a bit weird….I’m all calm now…welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been curious about this films since I saw the trailer for it on TV and have been fascinated ever since. I like the Peter Pan allusions, especially since I always thought Peter Pan was an evil little guttersnipe and allagory laced horror story about him couldn’t come fast enough Really need to investigate this film

    Also, not to jab at anyone, I didn’t not think it was possible for anyone to do a video involving Joel Shumacher and not rag on him. Nice

    Also, would you ever review the Disney Channel’s contribution to vampire such as Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire and the ‘My Babysitter’s a Vampire’ pilot, or something on The Phantom of the Megaplex?

    Great to have you back; can’t wait for the next episode (I will try and be calmer…so excited you’re back!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  8. Yay! Maven is back! Bloody enjoyable video!

  9. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    Now that you said at the end that the thing you love about the 80s is all the vampire movies I’m sure we’re gonna see more reviews of vampire movies from that decade. Anyways welcome back and it’d be interesting if you would do an episode in Sweeny todd( if that even counts as a vampire movie)?

    • MidnightScreeningsman2014

      I also read the book to this and quite enjoyed it though does Tom cruise star in this movie cause if so I’ve seen this one!!!

    • MidnightScreeningsman2014

      Alsi I’m also close to the Santa Cruz boardwalk and i’m on vacation in California and I have a pass for the summer to go to the boardwalk and well it’s cool that this movie was filmed near me. Though i should just share that

  10. I don’t remember my generation considering this movie as some amazing thing…

    I remember it was a fun summer movie with some music video tie-ins (INXS – Devil Inside!) But I think the praise you are talking about came from people of the millennial generation and their fixation on vampires, after the fact.

    This movie never achieved near the same cultural significance as The Goonies, Weird Science, Teen Wolf (thanks to Michael J Fox), or even Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure as a popular nostalgic teen movie with fantasy elements from the 80s.

  11. Awesome, you’re back and with a nice treat of a movie too. Haven’t seen this one in years

  12. As everyone else said glad you’re back and honestly good review to back to point out the actual positive happy influences on a Shumacher production even if it is flawed. Yeah you may want to rework your script about kids if it’s now about young adults and at least give more of a reason for the woman to be around. Even a “maybe it will curb some of their more violent bloodthirsty vampire influences so they can better fit into society” or something like that.

    Also hope now that you’re back you can get your work out of the Archives and get your own section back.

  13. That was always one thing that confused me.. “You have to kill someone to become a full vampire.” But.. “If you kill this guy, you can stop being a vampire!” I mean, obviously vampires count for that when you kill them, but if its the head it negates that..?

    • Well the head vampire would be dead, being a vampire and all. Presumably that’s what would save the person in question from turning completely.

  14. Alaster Boneman

    Great review its good to see you back we missed the Maven of the eventide. Dose this mean we are going to see paw back soon to?

  15. TheIdiotAlchemist

    The lady of the vampires is back! All rejoice!

    This movie really is great. It doesn’t back away from showing the ugly side of vampirism, while also clearly displaying the fun and freedom of it. It’s just incredibly enjoyable.

  16. I absolutely love this movie. I first watched off a VHS tape my much older sister had taped and I would watch it in secret when my Mum and Dad were out. It was the cool vampire movie to watch at the time. I still love the soundtrack such great 80’s songs.

    Nice to see you back Maven.

  17. I’ve been missing you! So great to a video up again <3

  18. I was born too late, in 1987 to fully enjoy the leather, big hair and motorcycles of the 80’s. I did however love this film when I was a teenager in the 90’s. It was in fact the first film I brought on DVD with my first pay when I was 16.

  19. Youโ€™re back! What happened to all your other reviews? These are the only ones I find here. Thatโ€™s why I was hestitating to watch these new videos. I have never heard of this movie. I guess Iโ€™m just not into vampires.

  20. I grew up in Santa Cruz. My sister told me she was in The Lost Boys, except it was only her feet.

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