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The Lost Boys Behind The Scenes

AKA:
The Lost Boys Picture
1987
Keifer Sutherland leads "The Lost Boys", the hippest coolest vampire pack ever.
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1987 Horror / Occult movie starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Weist et al.
Contributed by: Vicky
In the scene where Sam and the Frog Brothers stake Marco (Alex Winter) while he sleeps they are pursued by the rest of the vampire gang as they try to escape back into the daylight. David (Keifer Sutherland) grabs Sam's leg but Sam manages to drag David's hand into the sunlight where it catches fire. A tear then slides down David's face as he clutches his hand in agony. Apparently, the tear running down his face was actually caused by Kiefer's contact lenses which were stinging terribly, but they decided to keep it in as it looked really good and was in context.
Several thousand local residents answered the casting call for family types, street people, punks, surfers, roller skaters and one "brain dead hippie". Some 2,000 of the applicants were signed for several nights work on what was the largest film production ever brought to the area at that time.
It's easy to forget how previous vampire movies had tended to have a lone Christopher Lee playing Dracula rather than the smart, sexy pack of vampires concept that this movie started. Much credit for the hip new vampire concept must go to Jeffery Boam, who went on to pen such classics as "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade".
Contributed by: Jeff Knobloch
The movie was originally written as a bunch of "Goonie type 5-6th grade kid vampires". Joel Schumacher liked the title but hated the concept, so he changed it.
Contributed by: Jeff Knobloch
Apparently the Santa Cruz chamber of commerce was not keen on reliving the "Murder capital" moniker, which had been hung on Santa Cruz during a serial killer's rampage in the 70s.
Contributed by: Hollis &Amp; Becky Parsons
Corey Haim and Brooke McCarter (one of the vampire gang) got on so well during filming that McCarter became Haim's manager in the early '90s.
Contributed by: Jade / Frank
Jami Gertz was actually recomended by Jason Patric. Joel Schumacher was originally looking for a blonde. They had both previously starred in a movie called "Solar Babies" and is probably the reason why he recommended her.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
The contact lenses used on the vampires could only be kept in for three seconds because they covered the entire eye and were very thick. When Keiffer cries after Marco is killed, it's from pain, but looks effective as a plot line.
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Deleted Scenes
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