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Unstable Molecule

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Subj: Re: New banner! Was THE LOST BOYS your favorite vampire movie -
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 at 01:23:51 pm EDT (Viewed 693 times)
Reply Subj: Re: New banner! Was THE LOST BOYS your favorite vampire movie -
Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 at 06:29:38 pm EDT (Viewed 725 times)

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I watched the Lost Boys several times on cable back then and greatly enjoyed it, along with Fright Night. I haven't seen either one in quite a while but I have fond memories of them both.

I'd agree with what the other guys have said. The Lost Boys is a great teen vampire movie and lots of fun but my best vampire movie would probably be Hammer's Dracula or maybe even The Night Stalker.

I think it's worth mentioning the comic book store setting in The Lost Boys, though. Stores like that really weren't seen in the media in 1987 and, as a teen comic book fan, I thought that was really cool.

The first vampire film I ever saw was Dracula (1979, with Frank Langella). It's still my favorite. It compelled me to pick up and read Stoker's novel, and it's a reasonably faithful version of the novel. It's a bit campy by today's standards, but the imagery of Dracula climbing up the wall of the asylum gave me nightmares for years.

Lost Boys was more of a comedy than a horror. An interesting artistic decision to have a gang of mostly male vampires seducing a young male into the vampire lifestyle, as opposed to the more traditional idea of seducing young women.

Vampire's Kiss is probably my favorite Nicholas Cage role by a longshot. I don't think he has the chops for serious roles and I can't take him seriously as an action star, but I like him in offbeat comedic roles.

I loved the Interview with a Vampire book but hated the casting of Tom Cruise as Lestat. That was also the first time I thought Tom Cruise was an overactor, but he really, really is. Would have loved to see Matt Dillon as Lestat and River Phoenix as Louis, but River died around the time this movie came out.

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