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A Look Back at…’The Lost Boys’!

In the sweltering heat of summer, on July 31st of 1987, the eightiest of eighties vampire films was unleashed upon the world. Directed by Joel Schumacher, who was fresh off of the “Brat Pack” coming-of-age film St. Elmo’s Fire, The Lost Boys made 32.2 million dollars on a budget of 8.5 and also made scores of girls love vampires long before Edward Cullen hit the scene.

The Beginning…

Recently divorced Lucy is moving her and her children Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) to the coastal California town Santa Carla to stay with her father for a while. Only referred to as Grandpa (and Dad) throughout the film, folks may recognize veteran actor Barnard Hughes from 1982’s Tron. The film opens with a pan-in shot of a boardwalk full of games and rides and a group of rock-star dressed youths fucking around on a carousel. Then a quick cut to Lucy, Michael, Sam and Nanook (the pup) driving to Grandpas. The group passes the “Welcome to Santa Carla” sign and Michael notices that someone has spray-painted Murder Capital of the World” on the back of it – that’s not creepy at all. Cue Echo & the Bunnymen’s ‘People are Strange’ cover. read more

Another New Pilot Ordered by The CW for ‘The Lost Boys’

It’s almost been three years now that we’ve been reporting about The Lost Boys coming to television and it seems like getting this thing going is as daunting a task as getting that New Mutants movie released.  Earlier this year The CW had a pilot filmed for the show but now Deadline is reporting that we may have to wait even longer to see our favorite vampires (and vampire hunters) from Santa Carla.

According to Deadline, while the CW brass loved the script, not all elements in the pilot came together in the execution, thus the order for a reworked new pilot, which could feature recastings. The cast included Rio Mangini (Teen Wolf, Everything Sucks!) as Sam, Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Truth or Dare) as Michael and Cheyenne Hayes (Camping) and Haley Tju (Go On) as The Frog Sisters. read more

Marilyn Manson Records ‘The Lost Boys’ Soundtrack Staple ‘Cry Little Sister’

When The Lost Boys was released in late July of 1987, it brought slews of teenagers to the theaters.  When those teenagers left the theater, they headed straight for their local record store and purchased the hit soundtrack to the film to continue the experience.  One of those teens must have been a young Brian Warner, because the man now known as Marilyn Manson has just recorded a version of The Lost Boys soundtrack staple, “Cry Little Sister”, for your listening pleasure.

The Lost Boys soundtrack consisted of a number of cover songs by popular artists of the day such as INXS and Echo and the Bunnymen and front men like Roger Daltrey and Lou Graham who were estranged from their original bands at the time, as well as a few original tracks from artists that we haven’t heard from since.  Ironically, one of those artists by the name of Gerard McMahon recorded the song that is most associated with the film entitled “Cry Little Sister”. read more

G Tom Mac Announces ‘Lost Boys’ Musical

Do you love The Lost Boys?  Do you also love Broadway musicals?  Well, it looks like your dreams may be about to come true!  In a conversation with Broadway World, G Tom Mac, the singer and songwriter of the film’s hit theme song “Cry Little Sister”, revealed that he will soon be releasing brand new music from an upcoming recording of A Lost Boys Story; a musical based on 1987’s beloved vampire film.

The soundtrack from the musical will be available in October and Mac shared his excitement about the project, saying that the potential musical is “…something that I’ve been working on for some years in development. I wanted to give a back story to the characters and tell where they came from, and how they became Vampires, & their rebellious nature and youthful uniqueness, yet keeping in line with the humor that worked so well with the horror in the film. I’ve written all new songs that bring out a good deal of depth in the plays story, songs like ‘Sleep All Day Party All Night,’ ‘Be One of Us,’ ‘Long Hot Summer’ (Michael & Stars theme), and the ever -fun ‘Death by Stereo’. The soundtrack will release late August to give the fans a good way to get the music in them in anticipation of the upcoming play.” read more