"Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire."
In 1987, The Lost Boys was headlined by a hot, young cast, including the first team-up of the "two Coreys," as well as Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, and Alex Winter. The film forever altered the idea of the bloodsucker in popular culture and inspired cult classic phenoms, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A modest hit in theaters, The Lost Boys sank its fangs into the burgeoning home video market, where it became a cult hit for Warner Bros., thanks to its sexy vampires, of-the-moment soundtrack, beach boardwalk setting, '80s humor, and unforgettable style.
In a lot of ways, though, The Lost Boys was a film that was made on the fly (no pun intended), with things changing almost daily as production went on, and a bunch of young actors cooped up together in a Santa Cruz hotel that some cast members compared to a constant rave. As a result, the film we got was almost very different more than once, as you'll see in these anecdotes from behind-the-scenes of everyone's favorite teen vampire movie.
The Initial Idea Was For A Kid-Friendly Film Focused On Peter Pan As A Vampire
Kiefer Sutherland Angered The Director By Changing His Character’s Haircut
They Got To Film In Santa Cruz Only If The Name Was Changed (To Santa Carla)
Jason Patric Passed On His Role (Twice) Because He Didn’t Want Fangs And Makeup
Joel Schumacher Lobbied Unsuccessfully To Get A ‘Lost Girls’ Sequel Made
Makeup Designers Created ‘Subtle’ Vampire Dentures To Look Like Pearls