Today, the story of vampires is so popular. However, the circumstances are completely different. For instance, in today’s fiction novels, vampires sparkle in the sun, they fall in love and they don’t even cringe to the presence of silver or holy water. Instead, they just kind of look like this:
Which is just, so very disappointing. The image of vampires has changed so greatly that people don’t fear them nowadays. Instead, they create crazed and obsessed fan clubs that fall in love with them. The Lost Boys managed to maintain the image of a real vampire in a fun and terrifying way (the way it should be).
The Lost Boys has a to be a great teen horror movie…for the 80’s. I may be biased now, because horror movies have come a long way in film, however, this movie really portrayed the talent and advancement the 80’s brought to film (and it didn’t even need good-looking, sparkling vampires to do so). Although it may not be the most frightening movie you have ever seen, it is still able to be funny and manages to contain some twists and suspense. Basically, it’s a hell of a lot better than Twilight. And it just sticks to the idea that vampires are supposed to seem dangerous and scary.
Vampires suck human blood, an act that I find to be disturbing and frightening; not appealing or something I think would be fun to experience because the vampire’s good-looking.
The viewers are able to relate to some of the teenage characters that battle these vampires and sort of build this friendship with them that makes the film easier to watch (not to mention, some of these guys are very good looking).
The director is able to include some horror, comedy, teen romance, violence, and action aspects that make it a pretty great film to watch.
Here’s a fun reading about some of the difference between ways vampires are portrayed in certain films and why The Lost Boys is a fun to watch: http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/08/17/before-twilight-lost-boys-made-vampires-fun/#/0