The Lost Boys – Why David is not the Villain

Just your friendly neighborhood vampire

During breakfast this morning I went on a tirade about the character David from The Lost Boys.  I saw the movie when I was young and impressionable and I cried at the end when ultimately, the vampire David is killed. My daughter laughed, and so I explained why really, he wasn’t such a bad guy except for the eating people part. I realized I was actually making sense, so here’s why:

1. David was told to make Micheal a vampire by his sire

“Sire” being David’s implied vampire dad, Max. Max wanted to bring Lucy into his family as the mother figure.  He explains this all at the end. If Michael and Sam were turned into vampires, Lucy would readily agree to be turned as well. So it wasn’t David’s idea, he was just… trying to help his dad hook up with the new single mom in town?

I make sense, I swear


Vogon Poetry – Ode to my Lost Boys poster

Happy Towel Day. In celebration I have done something I never do… write poetry. And yes, it’s suppose to be bad. It’s Vogon.

Ode to my Lost Boys Poster

From Corey Feldman to New Kids on the Block
My Lost Boys poster was my rock
Up on my wall through all the years
Lost when I moved at 18
I was in tears

I scoured every store
Through many places I would pore
But still I could not find
Another one of of the same kind

Until one day
Many Years later
I checked on ebay
And there was Kiefer’s familiar face
Standing with the others
Of the vampire race

And now it hangs
Framed on my wall
“Cry Little Sister,
Thou Shall Not Fall”*

*lyrics for “Cry Little Sister” by Gerard McMann. Theme to the Lost Boys.

Author’s Note: This poster is so rare, it took me an hour to find a crappy version online. So instead I waited until I got home and took a crappy cellphone shot of my own poster.

The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe

My video store and I were finally in harmony and I was able to rent this movie. Now mind you I went into this viewing with extremely low expectations. Somehow the movie managed to exceed my expectations while disappointing me anyway.

In this sequel, a brother and sister team (implied children of Jason Patric and Jamie Gertz’ characters from Lost Boys 1) move to (I guess it’s still Santa Carla, might not be) a place they rent from an aunt in another city after their parents die in a car crash. The brother is former pro-surfer who runs into another former pro-surfer who turns out to be a vampire. The vampire gets the hots for the little sister (inside joke) and the brother enlists the help of Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman reprising his role from Lost Boys 1), vampire hunter. Sorry this paragraph is so convoluted.

Review for Lost Boys 2

You don’t scare me, Lucard.

I spent yesterday at home. I decided to watch this DVD I bought months ago of the entire run of Dracula: The Series.

Now, if you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. It came out about 1990ish and the only person recognizable in it is Mia Kirshner. It’s about 3 kids and their vampire hunting old relatiive (Helsing). Their arch-nemesis? Dracula himself in the form of a multi-millionaire businessman, Alexander Lucard (get it?).

I can’t believe I didn’t remember how campy this show was. I was on the floor laughing through most of it yesterday. Every episode these people manage to break into Dracula’s castle and not get hurt. And Dracula himself? Oh, man… imagine every cheesy vampire movie you’ve ever seen. I’m not even talking about the cheesy effects; I’m willing to cut some slack on that. Lord, fucking hilarious.

Also, for you vampire lovers out there, you might recognize one guy in certain episodes… Geraint Wyn Davies, also known as Det. Nic Knight of the vampire TV series Forever Knight. He stars as Dracula’s right hand man with crazy bloodlust. Lol, what a hoot.

If you like campy vampire stuff, there’s really nothing like this.