The Lost Boys (1987)

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A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town.

"The Lost Boys" is an American horror comedy film released in 1987, directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie script by Jeffrey Boam is based upon a story by Janice Fischer and James Jeremias. The film's title is a reference to characters from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan stories who never grow old. The film ended up being a pop-culture phenomenon due to its distinct mix of scary and funny, and its use of popular music.

Main Plot
The movie starts with a just recently divorced mom, Lucy, moving with her 2 sons, Michael and Sam, to the seaside California town of Santa Carla to live with her eccentric father. Santa Carla, called "the murder capital of the world", ends up being a center of strange disappearances, and the young boys quickly discover its secret: the town is overrun with vampires. Sam meets 2 siblings, Edgar and Alan Frog, at a comic book store. The Frog siblings, who fancy themselves as amateur vampire hunters, notify Sam about the town's vampire problem.

On the other hand, Michael gets involved with a regional gang led by David, who is actually a vampire. He gets attracted to Star, a woman in the group, and gets a beverage of blood at their lair, inadvertently turning himself into a half-vampire. He goes through improvement however maintains some human elements, unlike the fully turned vampires.

Dispute Resolution
Eventually, Lucy begins dating a male called Max, unaware that he is the head vampire controlling all others, including David. This interaction sets off David to accelerate Michael's change to full vampire, forcing him to eliminate. At the same time, Sam and the Frog brothers, realizing Michael's predicament, prepare to eradicate the vampires to save Michael and Star, who is also exposed to be a half-vampire.

They attack the vampire lair throughout the daytime, while many are asleep, eliminating one. Michael, Sam, Star, and her young brother Laddie, likewise a half-vampire, established defenses at their home for a showdown with the staying vampires. Throughout the attack, the Frog siblings and Sam manage to eliminate the other gang members, leaving only David who is later on eliminated by Michael. Nevertheless, eliminating David does not alter the condition of the half-vampires, leading them to comprehend Max is the leader. It gets revealed when Max sees their house, intending to transform Lucy, making the whole family vampires, as requested by Star and Laddie. In an unanticipated turn of occasions, Lucy's daddy impales Max with his car, triggering the half-vampires to revert to being completely human.

"The Lost Boys" ended up being a cult classic in years following its release. The uncommon mix of teen movie and scary captured the imagination of its audience, reflected by its high rankings and financial success. Its stylish instructions, appealing rock songs, and amusing movie script ensured that the film remained popular long after its release. This interesting and off-beat vampire flick brought a fun, energetic perspective to a traditionally dark and gothic category, making it a significant entry in the record of 1980s movie theater. The movie had a considerable effect on vampire media, influencing future films and series. Additionally, the film's success led to the production of two sequels, "The Tribe" and "The Thirst".

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