History Film / TheLostBoys

2nd Jun '16 3:04:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: A couple of David's core crew are blonde, and David himself is no exception.
23rd Jan '16 9:06:40 AM nombretomado
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** Gwen Lieber from ''The Thirst'' is one for StephenieMeyer.

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** Gwen Lieber from ''The Thirst'' is one for StephenieMeyer.Creator/StephenieMeyer.
5th Nov '15 11:59:06 AM VenomLancerHae
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* EightiesHair: Especially on the guys.



* EightiesHair: Especially on the guys.



* EvilDetectingDog: Nanook.

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%% * EvilDetectingDog: Nanook.



* {{Expy}}: Santa Carla is pretty obviously expy of Santa Cruz. It's even filmed on-location!

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Santa Carla is pretty obviously expy of Santa Cruz. It's even filmed on-location!



* FaceOnAMilkCarton: Laddie.

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%% * FaceOnAMilkCarton: Laddie.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Grandpa.

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%% * ObfuscatingStupidity: Grandpa.



* UndeadChild: Laddie.

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%% * UndeadChild: Laddie.
5th Nov '15 11:57:41 AM VenomLancerHae
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* AngryGuardDog: Thorn.

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%% * AngryGuardDog: Thorn.



* BadassGrandpa

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%% * BadassGrandpa



* TheCanKickedHim: and ''how''.

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%% * TheCanKickedHim: and ''how''.



* CelebrityParadox: Around half an hour into ''The Thirst'', Edgar is thrown into a book case in a comic book store, and the contents of the shelves fall on top of him. As he gets up, a copy of the collected ''The Reign of Frogs'' is in-front of his face.

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* CelebrityParadox: CelebrityParadox:
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Around half an hour into ''The Thirst'', Edgar is thrown into a book case in a comic book store, and the contents of the shelves fall on top of him. As he gets up, a copy of the collected ''The Reign of Frogs'' is in-front of his face.



* TheDragon: [[spoiler: David]]

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%% * TheDragon: [[spoiler: David]]
2nd Nov '15 1:55:32 PM FF32
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* ChekovsGun: We see Grandpa working on the fence earlier, and the Jeep is filled with the fence posts when he goes on his date.

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: We see Grandpa working on the fence earlier, and the Jeep is filled with the fence posts when he goes on his date.
29th Oct '15 5:36:46 PM Rodolphus
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Added DiffLines:

** Twenty minutes into ''The Thirst'' Chris and Nicole are discussing whether to [[spoiler:attend Shane's party]] until Aunt Jillian approaches, wielding a copy of [[TheGoonies The Goonies]] which features Corey Feldman.
26th Oct '15 12:45:09 PM Give1Take2
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* TheComicallySerious: In ''Lost Boys,'' Edgar and Allan are about as cheerful as their [[EdgarAllanPoe namesake]], and take themselves as seriously as CIA agents, yet they are some of the nerdiest teenage comic store employees you'll ever see.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Michael promises Sam he'll find answers to his new vampire problem, and sneaks out to go get answers from Star, but winds up just having sex with her instead. He comes back the next morning as solution-less as he left, leading Sam to have to contact the Frog Brothers for help.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: David ''really'' wants Michael to understand how awesome it would be to become a vampire, and [[spoiler:Max]] ''really'' wants [[spoiler:Lucy]] to understand how great it would be to be "part of the family." Neither can understand why they would have a problem with that little "soulless blood-sucking monster of the night" detail.



* GlamorousSingleMother: Averted to Hell and back with Lucy. While very kind, loving, and optimistic, the movie doesn't gloss over how hard it is being a recently divorced mother of two teenage boys, (for starters, she has to move back in with her father), or how difficult it is for her to juggle raising them, finding a job, working said job, and having a social life all at once.



* HeroicDog: Nanook the husky, who did a ''lot'' more than "help a little"
* HeroicWillpower: Michael uses this at the last minute to pwn David.

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* HeroicDog: Nanook the husky, who did a ''lot'' more than "help a little"
little."
* HeroicWillpower: Michael uses this at the last minute to pwn defeat David.



** The way someone's turned into a half-vampire is by being tricked into drinking blood, being told it's wine.

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** The way someone's Michael's turned into a half-vampire is by being tricked into drinking blood, being told it's wine.



* PushoverParents: Being an ex-Hippie NiceGirl who wants to be friends with her two teenage sons works about as well for Lucy as you'd expect, although she does start to put her foot down later in the movie.
-->'''Max:''' I tell ya, boys like Sam need discipline. Otherwise they walk all over you.\\
'''Lucy:''' Oh, [[BlatantLies he doesn't walk all over me.]]



* RewatchBonus: Many ''Lost Boys'' scenes take on a new meaning after [[spoiler:Max is revealed to be the head vampire]].



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: David and his friends ''revel'' in this mentality. It's very hard for security guards and other authoritative figures [[spoiler:except [[BigBad Max]]]] to keep from from going wherever they want or doing whatever they want, since they tend to go "missing" afterwards.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: David and his friends ''revel'' in this mentality. It's very pretty hard for security guards and other authoritative figures [[spoiler:except [[BigBad Max]]]] to keep from from going wherever they want or doing whatever they want, since they those people tend to go "missing" afterwards.
25th Oct '15 11:00:11 PM Give1Take2
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25th Oct '15 11:00:10 PM Give1Take2
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%% * AngryGuardDog: Thorn.

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%% * AngryGuardDog: Thorn.



%% * BadassGrandpa

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%% * BadassGrandpa



%% * TheCanKickedHim: and ''how''.
%% * CarFu

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%% * TheCanKickedHim: and ''how''.
%% * CarFuCarFu: With Grandpa's CoolCar, no less!



%% * CoolCar
%% * CreepyChild

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%% * CoolCar
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CoolCar: Say what you will about him, Grandpa has one sweet ride.
* CreepyChildCreepyChild: Laddie is the cutest kid you've ever seen... until he vamps out.



%% * DramaticLandfallShot
%% * TheDragon: [[spoiler: David]]

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%% * DramaticLandfallShot
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DramaticLandfallShot: How Michael is initiated into David's gang after drinking his blood.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: David]]



%% * EvilDetectingDog: Nanook.

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%% * EvilDetectingDog: Nanook.



%% * {{Expy}}: Gwen Lieber from ''The Thirst'' is one for StephenieMeyer.

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%% * {{Expy}}: Santa Carla is pretty obviously expy of Santa Cruz. It's even filmed on-location!
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Gwen Lieber from ''The Thirst'' is one for StephenieMeyer.



%% * FanService: Both Corey Haim ''and'' Corey Feldman in one movie!
%% * FaceOnAMilkCarton: Laddie.

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%% * FanService: Both The titular "lost boys" are very easy on the eyes. Also both Corey Haim ''and'' Corey Feldman in one movie!
%% * FaceOnAMilkCarton: Laddie.



%% * {{Flight}}

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%% * {{Flight}}{{Flight}}: One of the vampires' abilities.



* LivingForeverIsAwesome: David and his gang certainly think so. It's their main sales pitch to Michael.



%% * ObfuscatingStupidity: Grandpa.

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%% * ObfuscatingStupidity: Grandpa.



%% * PosterGalleryBedroom

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%% * PosterGalleryBedroomPosterGalleryBedroom: Sam's bedroom, to be precise.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: David and his friends ''revel'' in this mentality. It's very hard for security guards and other authoritative figures [[spoiler:except [[BigBad Max]]]] to keep from from going wherever they want or doing whatever they want, since they tend to go "missing" afterwards.



%% * SexyDiscretionShot

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%% * SexyDiscretionShotSexyDiscretionShot: David and Star's first time.



%% * TownWithADarkSecret
%% * UndeadChild

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%% * TownWithADarkSecret
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TownWithADarkSecret: Santa Carla: Blue skies, lovely beaches, theme park on a board walk, active night life, great music culture, and swarming with murderous vampires.
* UndeadChildTheresNoKillLikeOverkill: How David and his buddies lay waste to a group of frat boys having a beach bonfire party.
* UndeadChild: Laddie.
14th Oct '15 12:05:20 PM VenomLancerHae
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* AdultFear : Your child goes missing and becomes a monster.
* AdultsAreUseless: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Sam and Michael's mom doesn't believe there are vampires; she believes the more rational explanation that her sons are having trouble coping with the idea of her dating again. Ironically her current boyfriend [[spoiler: turns out to be head vampire and it nearly gets her bitten.]] Also, subverted at the end, [[spoiler: Grandpa returns just in time to kill the last vampire in the house and point out that he knew all along that there were loads of vamps around.]]

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* AdultFear : AdultFear: Your child goes missing and becomes a monster.
* AdultsAreUseless: AdultsAreUseless:
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[[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Sam and Michael's mom doesn't believe there are vampires; she believes the more rational explanation that her sons are having trouble coping with the idea of her dating again. Ironically her current boyfriend [[spoiler: turns out to be head vampire and it nearly gets her bitten.]] Also, subverted at the end, [[spoiler: Grandpa returns just in time to kill the last vampire in the house and point out that he knew all along that there were loads of vamps around.]]



* AllThereInTheManual: The comic series, ''Lost Boys: The Reign of Frogs'' is this in spades, clearing up several loose ends from the first film, and revealing some of the the back story to ''The Tribe''. Some of the ideas in the comic (Such as [[spoiler:Alan becoming a half-vampire, and someone drinking animal blood to avoid becoming a full vampire]]) are also used in ''The Thirst''

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* AllThereInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual:
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The comic series, ''Lost Boys: The Reign of Frogs'' is this in spades, clearing up several loose ends from the first film, and revealing some of the the back story to ''The Tribe''. Some of the ideas in the comic (Such as [[spoiler:Alan becoming a half-vampire, and someone drinking animal blood to avoid becoming a full vampire]]) are also used in ''The Thirst''



* AmbiguouslyGay: Sam . . . just Sam. His poster of Rob Lowe shirtless (Though he also has one of ''Reform School Girls''), his fixation on an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhkUp1IeF_0 oily muscly saxophone player]], and his crooning of the girl verse from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfXKGZo7RbE I Ain't Got a Man"]]'' while taking a bubble bath.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: AmbiguouslyGay:
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Sam . . . just Sam. His poster of Rob Lowe shirtless (Though he also has one of ''Reform School Girls''), his fixation on an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhkUp1IeF_0 oily muscly saxophone player]], and his crooning of the girl verse from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfXKGZo7RbE I Ain't Got a Man"]]'' while taking a bubble bath.



* AngryGuardDog: Thorn.

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%% * AngryGuardDog: Thorn.



* BadassGrandpa

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%% * BadassGrandpa



* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Brother/Sister Instinct]]: Michael naturally has this toward Sam. Star also exhibits the big sister instinct toward Laddie, a young boy that the vampire gang kidnapped and intended to turn into a vampire.

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* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Brother/Sister Instinct]]: BigBrotherInstinct: Michael naturally has this toward Sam. Star also exhibits the big sister instinct toward Laddie, a young boy that the vampire gang kidnapped and intended to turn into a vampire.



* TheCanKickedHim: and ''how''.
* CarFu

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%% * TheCanKickedHim: and ''how''.
%% * CarFu



* ChekovsGun : We see Grandpa working on the fence earlier, and the Jeep is filled with the fence posts when he goes on his date.

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* ChekovsGun : ChekovsGun: We see Grandpa working on the fence earlier, and the Jeep is filled with the fence posts when he goes on his date.



* CoolCar
* CreepyChild

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%% * CoolCar
%% * CreepyChild



* DeusExMachina: Grandpa crashing through the wall in his jeep with perfect timing... okay. Said jeep happening to be piled high with [[ChekhovsGun a bunch of pointed fence posts]]... fine. But [[spoiler: one those fence posts ''just happening'' to go right through the heart of the vampire, thereby killing him right before he bites Lucy]]... that's a bit much.

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* DeusExMachina: DeusExMachina:
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Grandpa crashing through the wall in his jeep with perfect timing... okay. Said jeep happening to be piled high with [[ChekhovsGun a bunch of pointed fence posts]]... fine. But [[spoiler: one those fence posts ''just happening'' to go right through the heart of the vampire, thereby killing him right before he bites Lucy]]... that's a bit much.



* DramaticLandfallShot
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: David]]

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%% * DramaticLandfallShot
%% * TheDragon: [[spoiler: David]]



* EvilDetectingDog: Nanook.

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%% * EvilDetectingDog: Nanook.



* {{Expy}}: Gwen Lieber from ''The Thirst'' is one for StephenieMeyer.

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%% * {{Expy}}: Gwen Lieber from ''The Thirst'' is one for StephenieMeyer.



* FanService: Both Corey Haim ''and'' Corey Feldman in one movie!
** And I'm fairly sure that sax player was ''oiled''.
* FaceOnAMilkCarton: Laddie.

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%% * FanService: Both Corey Haim ''and'' Corey Feldman in one movie!
** And I'm fairly sure that sax player was ''oiled''.
%% * FaceOnAMilkCarton: Laddie.



* {{Flight}}
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Its very subtle but Grandpa shutting his office door when sees [[spoiler:Max]] having entered the house. Re-watching with this in mind, [[RetiredBadass a guy who knew about the damn vampires]] keeps out of sight from being seen from the head vampire.

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%% * {{Flight}}
* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Its very subtle but Grandpa shutting his office door when sees [[spoiler:Max]] having entered the house. Re-watching with this in mind, [[RetiredBadass a guy who knew about the damn vampires]] keeps out of sight from being seen from the head vampire.



* HellHotel

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%% * HellHotel



* IAteWhat: The way someone's turned into a half-vampire is by being tricked into drinking blood, being told it's wine.

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* IAteWhat: IAteWhat:
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The way someone's turned into a half-vampire is by being tricked into drinking blood, being told it's wine.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice [[spoiler: David's death]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
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[[spoiler: David's death]]death.]]



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Grandpa.

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%% * ObfuscatingStupidity: Grandpa.



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: See the entry for SequelHook below.

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%% * OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: See the entry for SequelHook below.



* PosterGalleryBedroom

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%% * PosterGalleryBedroom



* SenselessPhagia: The wine in both the original film and ''The Tribe''.

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* SenselessPhagia: SenselessPhagia:
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The wine in both the original film and ''The Tribe''.



* SequelHook: Averted in both the original film [[spoiler:with David's skeleton]],and ''The Tribe'' with the two unused alternate endings. See WhatCouldHaveBeen for more detail.

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* SequelHook: SequelHook:
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Averted in both the original film [[spoiler:with David's skeleton]],and ''The Tribe'' with the two unused alternate endings. See WhatCouldHaveBeen for more detail.



* SexyDiscretionShot

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%% * SexyDiscretionShot



* ShoutOut: Edgar and Allen Frog. You're either young, poorly read, or English is not your first language to [[EdgarAllanPoe figure that one out.]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Edgar and Allen Frog. You're either young, poorly read, or English is not your first language to [[EdgarAllanPoe figure that one out.]]



* SuperLoser

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%% * SuperLoser



* TownWithADarkSecret
* UndeadChild

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%% * TownWithADarkSecret
%% * UndeadChild



* VampireRefugee: Star, Laddie, and Michael.

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* VampireRefugee: VampireRefugee:
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Star, Laddie, and Michael.



* VirusVictimSymptoms

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%% * VirusVictimSymptoms
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