Make sure you're tracking all of fall's coolest new shows; check out our Fall TV Preview now for suggestions!

How does the vampires now match up to those then?

Here is news taken straight from: Slashfilm.com by Hunter Stephenson...



We here at Slashfilm have been pressing Warner Bros. to release The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe theatrically for some time. Tonight, the first image of a vampire from the film has surfaced at STYD, and I'm a little iffed. While the images of Corey Feldman's return as Edgar Frog show promise, as did the recent announcement that Corey Haim will definitely be in the film, this image screams direct-to-DVD to me. Compare the shot above of Kiefer Sutherland's vampire, David, from the 1987 classic to this steakhead vampire above.


Now, the vampires in the sequels are reportedly surfers, which might explain the rather cheesy subtitle. This reminds me, hey studio people: simplify it to The Lost Boys 2. The original title's inspiration is the Lost Boys in Peter Pan, who were already a tribe of sorts. Adding The Tribe is just a bad sign for America, really. And as we all know, surfers go two ways: steakhead jock idiots and divine princes of decadence like Bunker Spreckels.


The necklace on this vampire is beyond cheesy. When The Lost Boys came out, the biker vampires in that flick reached highs of coked-out 80s overindulgence and super-cool matched only by Axl Rose. Back to this new image: there's also the tiki torch in the back, which connotes steakhead surfer stereotype and teen shows like The O.C. And is the vampire wearing a punk-studded bracelet? I can't tell. If so, stupes. He's also bald, which is Kelly Slater-ish, but also reminds me of Neil Strauss in The Game and that's always a sign to stay away from something. Surfers have rock star hair, it's a fact, why not utilize that, while paying a lil homage to the Aqua Net-junkie 80s originals?



Want to comment on this post? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!