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: 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.
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.