Way before Robert Pattinson made sucking blood cheesy and ridiculous, vampires on the big screen were actually quite scary (and, umm, very sexy). At least that’s how we remember ‘The Lost Boys,’ which was released 30 years ago.
1. Jason Patric, Michael Emerson
Then: Jason Patric played Michael Emerson, a teenager who moves with his little brother and divorced mom to a new city for a fresh start, but then he falls for a girl and gets sucked in (pardon the pun) to a vampire gang. This was only Patric’s second film, following the wacky 1986 flick ‘Solarbabies.’
Now: Four years later, when Julia Roberts canceled her wedding to ‘Lost Boys’ star Kiefer Sutherland, she began dating Jason Patric. The pair split up two years later. Patric has appeared in the films ‘The Losers’ and ‘Keyhole,’ and can be seen next in ‘The Outsider.’
2. Corey Haim, Sam Emerson
Then: Following his critically acclaimed performance in the 1986 film ‘Lucas,’ Corey Haim appeared in ‘The Lost Boys’ as Sam, Michael’s younger brother. Upon the film’s release, Haim became a household name. It was also his first appearance in a film with Corey Feldman — the two became best friends and went on to appear in several more films together, and were forever known as “The Two Coreys.”
Now: Haim went on to appear in the films ‘License to Drive’ and ‘Dream a Little Dream’ and even made an appearance in the 2008 direct-to-video sequel, ‘The Lost Boys: The Tribe.’ Sadly, Haim struggled with substance abuse over the years and passed away in 2010.
3. Kiefer Sutherland, David
Then: Kiefer Sutherland, son of legendary actor Donald Sutherland, played David, the mulletted leader of the vampire gang who ensare Michael into joining them.
Now: Sutherland has appeared in a ton of films, including ‘Melancholia’ and the upcoming Paul W.S. Anderson film ‘Pompeii.’ He’s well-known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series ’24’ — a role he will be reprising in an upcoming limited series titled ’24: Live Another Day.’ In 2000, Sutherland directed the film ‘Woman Wanted’ under the name Alan Smithee, a popular pseudonym used by many other directors over the years who wished to disown their projects.