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HAIR METAL MOVIE MADNESS #8: The 2 Coreys vs. Vampire Jack Bauer! by DARK SIDE

Posted on August 15th, 2009
Posted on August 15th, 2009


Many of us grew up in the 80’s watching the movies and listening to music.  One song from that era can bring back so many great memories.  Sometimes…  songs remind us of movies (or vice-versa).  HAIR METAL MOVIE MADNESS brings back those memories by connecting the songs we loved from the 80’s to the movie(s) they were attached to.  Visit The Small Town Critic every Saturday (in this case, Friday) to rock out with us to the songs and movies that shaped a generation…

Around the time The Lost Boys (1987) released, vampire movies just weren’t scary anymore.  I’m going to credit Boys for contributing to that.  By no means is it an effective horror movie.  However, it’s a culturally iconic movie of the 80’s, full of attractive young stars, a sexy attitude and marks some of the interesting (and questionable) fashion of the decade.  If I had to sum up this film in one word, that word would have to be “cucumber.” 

As in “cool as a…” (except for the d-bags below)

Jason Patrick, Keifer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jamie Gertz, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter and pretty much an all-star cast gave the film mass appeal.

I heard the recent direct to DVD sequel, Lost Boys 2: The Tribe stanked.

I have a better idea for a Lost Boys movie…  a prequel!  At the end of the original, we learn that the geriatric hippie Bernard Hughes (Grandpa) knew that Santa Mira was full of vampires and was probably battling them long before the main story.  Screw sequels, I wanna see Grandpa battling vamps in the 60’s, bro.  That’d be groovy.

THE SONG:

Written and performed by one-hit wonders Gerard McMahon and Michael Mainieri, “Cry Little Sister” is the first thing I think of when someone mentions The Lost Boys.  The somber song with a creepy kid’s choir singing in the background made a perfect fit for a moody tale about vampires.  It went great with the visuals of the film as well. 

Here’s proof.  Watch it and absorb the coolness.  Just keep in mind that Director Joel Schumacher did “Batman and Robin” soon after, something that I will never forgive him for…



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-Dark Side

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