The Lost Boys

Trivia: The boardwalk scenes were filmed on location at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California.

Trivia: Mary Lambert was originally set to direct, but was fired due to creative differences between her and producer Richard Donner.

Trivia: Richard Donner was originally offered to direct. Having just received Lethal Weapon, he declined the offer, but stayed on as an executive producer.

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Trivia: After twenty years of attempting to make a sequel, the direct-to-video film Lost Boys: The Tribe was released in 2008. Coincidentally, the film features Kiefer Sutherland's half-brother, Angus, as the head vampire.

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Trivia: In the end when David is impaled on the antlers, he doesn't die like the other vampires. Even though Max later says so, David doesn't die. This was intended to give way to a sequel, but it never happened.

Trivia: The plot of the movie was intended to involve middle-school aged kids as the vampires, just like the lost boys in Peter Pan. The director loved the title but hated the idea as he didn't want it to come off as a 'copycat' of The Goonies, which featured middle-school aged kids, so he changed it.

T Poston

Trivia: Kiefer Sutherland was originally only intended to wear his black biker gloves during scenes in which he rode on his motorbike. However, while messing around off-camera, he fell off one of the bikes and broke his arm. He then had to wear the gloves to cover his cast.

Trivia: When David is grabbing Sam as he is escaping from the cave, he looks at his burnt hand and a tear comes out of his eye. The reason for this was Kiefer Sutherland had been wearing his vampire eye contact far too long and when he looked at his burning hand, the extreme light caused his eye to water up. This has been confirmed by Kiefer himself.

Gavin Jackson

Revealing mistake: Look closely at the footage when the vampires are entering the cave. Later when they are exiting the cave, the waves are flowing backwards. The same footage has been reversed. (01:17:05)

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Question: As a vampire, Max wasn't allowed in the house until Michael invited him. How were David and his friends allowed inside since they were never invited? Also, how was Star, even though she was only half-vampire able to get into the house? She asked for permission but Michael said no.

Answer: In the film, being invited in isn't a requirement to enter. It's simply a way for the vampire to render you powerless (i.e. the tests the boys performed on Max).

Answer: As stated Star was half vampire, she has some of their powers not all. Max said, "Once you invite a vampire into your home, it renders you powerless." Which is why the holy water and garlic worked. They were not invited, they crashed in.

Answer: It's not that they can't "get in." Its that once you invite renders you "powerless" (according to Max). Lets not forget that David and his friends were all killed. Max was stronger and probably would have won if Grandpa didn't crash into the house and impale him. Basically they can enter anytime...but being invited in gives them an advantage.

Gavin Jackson

Except they weren't invited in. Only Max was.

Only Max was invited in. Nowhere in the movie does it show David and the others being invited. And again, how did Star get into the house when she wasn't invited either?

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