Lost Boys Poster # 1 Brooke McCarter as Paul the Vampire Joel Schumacher 1987 Twisted Sister


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The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film 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 Arizona 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, who, like the vampires, never grow up.

One of David’s lost boys, known by the frog brothers as “Twisted Sister,” and sharing a slight resemblance in their hairstyles. He met his nasty demise in a death bath full of holy water and garlic. He is played by Brooke Mccarter in the film.

Paul was the grinning, outgoing one of the bunch from David’s gang. Star is also known in the novel to the movie as him being the only one that paid any attention to her as well as being the kindest to her. Despite his bouncing exterior, he was as much as a monster at the other boys, revelling in his kills with no remorse. His bond to David seemed to be built more on respect than friendship, allthough he still felt like they all were his family. Marko and Dwayne seemed to be a bit more like brothers to him, especially Marko. After Marko’s death, Paul was outraged, and his slow thinking lead to a blood bath in holy water, offered by Nanook, Sam’s trusty sidekick.

Seemingly the most vivacious of the four, Paul enjoyed listening to his beloved “rock box,” hanging out at the boardwalk, and murdering innocent civilians. Despite his bloodthirsty pretence and teasing nature, he seemed to be the friendlier of the boys, joking around with Michael (“You’re one of us now, bud!”) and treating Laddie with the rough and tumble indulgence of an older brother. He seemed close to his “brothers,” seeking revenge for Marko’s death, not even thinking twice, which became his end, as he was pushed into the holy bath water by Sam’s husky, Nanook.

Brooke McCarter (born April 22, 1963) is an American actor of film and television noted for one of his earliest roles as Paul in The Lost Boys in 1987. Brooke then began his cult actor status with his first feature film, Thrashin, the first skateboard movie which launched the careers of Tony Hawk, Josh Brolin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His first big break came with a co-starring role in the 80’s vampire hit The Lost Boys, which also launched the careers of Keifer Sutherland and Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

The majority of the film was shot in the city of Santa Cruz, California, and in the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains, although the name of the fictional town is Santa Carla. The amusement park scenes were filmed at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

The first screenplay written by Janice Fischer and James Jeremias, was about “a bunch of Goonies-type 5th-6th grade kid vampires”, with the Frog Brothers as “chubby 8-year-old Cub Scouts”, and Star appearing as a boy instead of a love interest. The original inspiration came from James Jeremias, who caught upon the notion that Peter Pan could fly, visited Wendy and her brothers at night, and never grew old. The simple notion that Peter Pan was a vampire was the genesis for the story. In the first draft of the script, the character of David—later played by Kiefer Sutherland—was originally named Peter, and other characters also had names from the Peter Pan story. In the final draft, many name changes were made, but originally the two brothers were Michael and John (which was later changed to Sam) and the mother’s name was Wendy. The most obvious nod to the Pan story is the dog, Nanook, inspired by the character Nana the dog. The Grandfather character was never a part of the original story but later created in the draft by Jeffrey Boam, who was hired to do the final rewrite. The Frog Brothers, Edgar and Alan, are named after the Gothic author, Edgar Allan Poe.

Joel Schumacher hated the material and averred that he would only sign on if he could change the characters to teenagers, believing this would be sexier and more interesting. Schumacher later remembered his experience making the film: “We really didn’t know what we were doing then! (laughs) We made it up as we went along. The studio was incredibly patient and supportive considering they’d never heard of Kiefer Sutherland, or Jason Patric, or Jamie Gertz, or Corey Haim… it was another big chance taken by a studio. We were very lucky. A lot of people at the studio didn’t think you could mix horror and humor”.

Kiefer Sutherland’s character David is impaled on a pair of antlers but does not explode or dissolve in any way. He was intended to not be dead, which would be picked up in a sequel, The Lost Girls. Scripts for this and other sequels circulated, and the original film’s director, Joel Schumacher, made several attempts at a sequel during the 1990s.

Near mint condition.