ON THIS DAY, 1987...
On 31st July 1987 The Lost Boys was released. The Lost Boys is an American horror-comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie is set in the fictional town of Santa Carla, California, and follows the story of two brothers, Michael (played by Jason Patric) and Sam (played by Corey Haim), who move to the town with their mother, Lucy (played by Dianne Wiest).
In Santa Carla, Michael becomes drawn to a group of young bikers led by David (played by Kiefer Sutherland). Unbeknownst to Michael, this group is, in fact, a gang of vampires. As Michael gets more involved with them, he starts to undergo a transformation into a vampire himself.
Sam, with the help of two eccentric vampire hunters, Edgar Frog (played by Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (played by Jamison Newlander), discovers the truth about the vampires in Santa Carla and sets out to save his brother from their clutches.
The film is known for blending horror, humour, and teenage rebellion, becoming a cult classic over the years. It has influenced pop culture and is remembered for its memorable soundtrack, youthful cast, and iconic lines like "Sleep all day, party all night. Never grow old, never die. It's fun to be a vampire."
The Lost Boys is a beloved film among horror and vampire enthusiasts and remains a significant part of 1980s cinema.