The Lost Boys (1)
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Three decades after its release, The Lost Boys remains a beautiful thing. Part horror, part comedy, this 1987 movie delivers a searing exploration of toxic masculinity, delicately layered through a deceptively simple tale of small-town vampires. It feels like a fun ride – like we’re strapped in to one of the roller-coasters that loom into view during the film’s remarkable opening aerial shot – but its themes and motifs stay with us long after veteran actor Barnard Hughes utters the now legendary closing line of the story.

Directed by Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys is written by Janice Fisher and James Jeremias – with Jeffrey Boam having completed the final re-writes. The premise is straight-forward: a newly divorced woman named Lucy (Dianne Wiest) moves back into the home of he...

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