The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen comedy horror film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.
The film is about two Arizonan brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie‘s stories about Peter Pan and Neverland.
The Lost Boys performed well at the U.S. box office, grossing over $32 million; a strong performance for an R-rated horror film, especially for the era. Its teen-friendly tagline was: “Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.”