Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thinking About Vampire Movies With Halloween On The Way

I’ve definitely seen my share of vampire flicks, and before the mid 80’s, vampire movies were still suffering from a bad case of Lugosi-itis. For those not really into the vampire movie scene, that means the vampire genre still hadn’t been able to shake Bela Lugosi’s brilliant impression of a bloodsucker (no, not a lawyer) in Dracula more than 50 years earlier. Although other movies, and other actors, had all tried their hand at reinventing the vampire movie, the overwhelming impression was that a vampire was some guy who talked funny and wore evening clothes.

Tonight, I honor one of the great vampire movies, The Lost Boys (1987). Why this movie you ask… because I’m watching at the moment while I type this post out… it’s also the motivation behind me even typing this entry to begin with! Anyway, the movie freaking rocks! With this movie, vampires are hip and cool, who wear leather jackets and ride motorcycles and have great hair (well, for the 80’s that is). Best of all, they are young and attractive (always a plus), even when ready to make a withdrawal from your own private blood bank… in other words, they can suck me anytime! Heh! The movie’s tag line sums it up best: “Sleep all day… Party all night… It’s fun to be a vampire.”

Other fantastic vampire movies include: Fright Night (1985), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Vampire Hunter D (1985), Interview with the Vampire (1994), and Monster Squad (1987 – not specifically a vampire movie, but I love it just the same). Yes, there are others great ones, but these would be my favorites!


drunkbh said...

I like The Lost Boys. I was in love with Jason Patrick forever because of that movie.

Ron said...

ha ha you should go see Mr Sinus rip the Lost Boys!

Frank said...

Drunkbh - Jason Patrick looked particularly hot in that movie.

Ron - When they do it again, I'll go check it out.

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