With all the recent 80s and 90s nostalgia in movies and television, it’s only a matter of time for studios to go digging in the crates for the potential of polishing their existing franchises. With the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys coming next year, it’s only a matter of time for us to once again revisit The Frog Brothers from the 1987 vampire horror comedy. There were talks of a fourth movie (who knew there were 2 direct to video sequels?) way back when, but it never came to fruition. Now it looks like the classic film will get the reboot treatment on the small screen.
The ’87 cult classic horror-comedy The Lost Boys has proven to be almost impossible to measure up to when dealing with sequels. Some straight-to-DVDs have been attempted, but none gathered as much momentum as the original film, featuring Kiefer Sutherland as the charismatic vampire leader David, and the wily antics of the dynamic duo Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. The newest plan to resurrect the franchise features one difference that may turn the tide in a more favorable direction: a comic book miniseries format, brought to you by Vertigo. (more…)
Oh the joys of youth. Back in the day The Lost Boys were pretty hip. It was a good movie, good cast, great music, fun pacing, and vampires that didn’t sparkle. The Lost Boys had a good run in the theaters and seemed set to make a sequel. Then nothing. Just like the vampires in the movie the sequel just disintegrated into dust.
Through the years one would hear rumors of a sequel in the works or a comic book based on the story or maybe even that a television show was brewing, but alas there was just dust and disappointment. Twenty plus years later in 2008 The Lost Boys : The Tribe came out, and went straight to DVD. The movie made money and was Warner Premiere’s highest selling DVD of 2008, much of it just riding the coattails of the much beloved original. The third pretty much did the same with the exception that many of those fans turned off by Tribe just downloaded a bootleg copy of Thirst.
So the news of the day, I mean the rumour of the day, I mean the hint of the day, I mean the water cooler talk heard today over at Bloody Disgusting is that a fourth movie is in the works. Even vampires aren’t allowed to just rest in peace.
Has anything new come out of this series yet, anything entertaining? This looks like just another trip to suck what little blood is left out of The Lost Boys. Just pound a stake in it’s heart and let it rest. The world has moved on to sparkling vampires and has no time for these 80’s rehashes.