#200 The Lost Boys (1987)

Like The Goonies but with scary bloodsucking vampires, The Lost Boys soon became the definitive horror movie amongst us ten year olds upon its 1987 release.

It’s a theme park ride like adventure made for the MTV generation, and the cool band of misfits led by Kiefer Sutherland really resonated with us and the lead Jason Patric’s temptation to join the gang is not that incomprehensible. Secretly we wanted that ourselves.

Fortunately the goodies’ side is cool as well with Corey Haim and Corey Feldman leading the adventure to free the fictive coastal town of Santa Carla of the blood sucking freaks – and it was easy to feel part of that posse as well.

Out of all of the Vampire movies, The Lost Boys is by far the most 80s, and the call of the Lost Boys still feels strangely inviting.

Come on, be one of us.

80s-o-meter: 97%

Total: 91%