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The Lost Boys: Special Edition

4

Get past the mullets, the power ballad soundtrack and the New Romantic fashions and Joel Schumacher's 1987 teen vampire flick is ageing well. Part of that is down to the sexy blend of bad lads, bloodsuckers, camp comedy and carnage, but the quality of the cast plays a huge part too.

Schumacher could expect a quality turn from Dianne Wiest as the divorced mom moving with her two kids to the California town of Santa Carla, but he really struck it lucky with the teenage cast. Okay, so you can quibble about vamp-hunting geeks Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander. But Jason Patric as the lad bitten by the night life? And Kiefer Sutherland as charisma-charged vamp leader David? They simply eat up the screen. The Lost Boys wouldn't be half the film without them.

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