VAMPIRES 11 • The Lost Boys (1987)

A deep dive into the most influential 80s teen vampires.

Part of our new series devoted to exploring the vampire in horror cinema, we reach peak 80s with the most iconic vampire film from the decade, The Lost Boys (1987). Joel Schumacher's influential teen-vampire film follows divorcée Lucy who, along with her two sons, Michael and Sam, moves to a small town in California. Soon, the two boys are sucked into the mysterious and dangerous world of bikers, punk vampires and teen monster hunters.

Joining us in this episode is Dr. Alison Peirse to dig into the themes of the film, the true story behind the shiny saxophonist, horror fandom, the origins and the influence of The Lost Boys on vampire films. 

This season is made possible with the support of Arrow Video. This week's pick from their vast catalogue another acerbic teen classic, Heathers.

Produced and presented by Anna Bogutskaya


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