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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 669 times)
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Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 at 06:29:38 pm EDT (Viewed 706 times)
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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