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: 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: 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.

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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.

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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: During production of the film, Corey Feldman became a drug addict after being given cocaine the first time. Director Joel Schumacher (who had his own issues with drugs) found out, and fearing for Feldman's safety, fired him but then subsequently rehired him. Feldman has stated that Schumacher became a great friend of his and did everything in his power to try to help Feldman kick his drug habit and get his life back together. They still regularly spoke up until Schumacher's death in 2020.


Trivia: In one scene, David burns his hand in sunlight, and he sheds a tear. It's actually due to the painful contact lenses that Kiefer Sutherland had to wear to give him his vampire eyes.

Trivia: Dwayne's name is never spoken in the film. It is only mentioned in the end credits.

Trivia: Filming for this movie was completed in just three weeks.

Continuity mistake: Near the middle of the film we see that Michael has a transparent reflection in a mirror because he is a half vampire. Yet, earlier in the film when the other vampires, who are full vampires, are in the video store, their reflections can be clearly seen in a glass counter. (00:12:10)

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Grandpa: One thing I about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach. All the damn vampires.

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Question: This may just be me over analysing the film but this is something that has been eating away at me for a while - In this film, one of the vampires tells the Frog Brothers that garlic doesn't work, however through the next two films, Edgar Frog can be seen using garlic numerous times. Was the vampire lying or is this a mistake on the film maker's part?

Answer: He was lying. He was trying to scare them, not expecting them to scoop the water and throw it at him.


Answer: It could also be that it was a mixture of garlic and holy water. They fill their water guns at the end and Sam squirts Paul in the face and it works on him there too, so not sure if it's the holy water that caused that or if it was in fact the garlic as well.

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