I had mixed feelings about the The Lost Boys. I was expecting something darker and edgier. It was very much a comedy featuring 80s music with a bit of teen horror thrown in. The movie is thoroughly situated in the 1980s and the worst aspects of that decade's fashions are played up to such an extreme that it is hard to see past the big hair and awful clothes. The usual vampire aesthetic of dark, underground gothic, is replaced with a crumbling resort hotel, however, the hotel set brings little to the meaning of the movie.
There is nothing sensual about the vampires of The Lost Boys, no point where the viewer might feel some sense of identification with or longing for these vampires. In comparison with last month's Movie The Hunger 1983, The Lost Boys seems dated. The acting of Bernard Hughes as grandpa and Dianne Weist as Mum was excellent they were convincing and their comic moments truly funny, but the rest of the acting left me cold. Not on my list of favourite Vampire movies.