I recently had the chance to see The Lost Boys on the big screen and, while it was definitely still a fun movie, it’s flaws are beginning to show with age. Let’s just say that if news was announced that Warner Brothers wanted to remake Joel Shumacher’s ’80s vampire movie, I wouldn’t be too broken up about it. There is a lot about the movie that could use some improvement.
While I avoided Lost Boys: The Tribe, like I try to do with all straight-to-DVD sequels, I must say my interest is piqued by the third film in the series, Lost Boys: The Thirst.
Dario Piana directs the sequel which stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Sean Cameron Michael, Seb Catang, and Tanit Phoenix. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.”
The film hits DVD and Blu-ray this October but those attending Comic Con later this month will get an early chance to view the film. Here are the plans for The Lost Boys: The Thirst at Comic-Con:
Thursday, July 22
3:00 – 4:00 PM — Fan Signing with Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander
Warner Bros. Booth, Convention Center Floor
10:00 PM — World Premiere of Lost Boys The Thirst
Special introduction by the Frog Brothers: Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander
Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
All those stuck at home will have to wait until the fall to see just how far Corey Feldman’s career can sink. In the meantime, here’s the film’s trailer:
I can’t tell who’s aged worse, Corey Feldman or Jamison Newlander.
Robert Saucedo is an avid movie watcher with seriously poor sleeping habits. The Mikey from Life cereal of film fans, Robert will watch just about anything — good, bad or ugly. He has written about film for newspapers, radio and online for the last 10 years. This has taken a toll on his sanity — of that you can be sure. Follow him on Twitter at @robsaucedo2500.