“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire." That’s the tagline for the film The Lost Boys, the original vampire pop culture phenomenon about two brothers who are convinced their new town is ruled by toothy, blood-thirsty villains. The film drove teens into theaters across the country during in 1987 and helped define the formative years of many socially awkward high school misfits.
The Lost Boys' portrayal of adolescent rebellion (in its most carnal form) has remained relevant enough to subsequent generations that more than 20 years after the picture’s release, the cult classic can warrant an entire evening celebrating its influence, characters and music.