Part horror, part comedy, THE LOST BOYS is a vampire thriller that brings some interesting twists to the genre, but is nearly defeated by director Joel Schumacher's heavy-handed efforts to bring an MTV-like sensibility to the traditionally gothic material. Recently divorced Lucy (Dianne
Wiest) packs up her belongings and, along with teenaged sons Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim), moves in with her eccentric father (Barnard Hughes), who lives in the Northern California town of Santa Cruz. Rumored to be the "Murder Capital of the World," the town is dominated by an old
amusement park. Michael, the older of the boys, becomes infatuated with a beautiful girl...