Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)★★★★☆


I was a little hesitant to watch this since I loved the original so much and sequels (especially horror sequels) often aren’t as good as their predecessors, but I gave it a shot because of Corey Feldman.

And you know what? It wasn’t bad! In fact, I rather liked it. Not quite as much as the original, but that movie is such a huge part of who I am now that I can’t really expect many other movies to mean as much to me. And Edgar Frog is still an awesome character.

This was definitely entertaining, but it was clear pretty early on that it was no Joel Schumacher film. There’s much more of a focus on the special effects and the action than on the characters. There was enough character development to get me invested in the movie but not so much that it got boring, and while the dialogue wasn’t always top-notch there were a few pretty great one-liners throughout. The only cast members I recognized were Autumn Reeser (I think I know her from The O.C.?) and of course Corey Feldman, but I thought everyone did a fine job.

There are also definitely some over-the-top moments, like any of the vampire deaths, but they aren’t too distracting and they don’t make the film less enjoyable (if anything, they add to the comedic value?). There are a few points where the movie dragged on a little but for the most part it was well paced.

Much to my surprise and delight and similar to the original’s soundtrack, the soundtrack to this one was full of cover songs. In particular, a cover of the theme from the original was used pretty heavily, and I really liked it. Oh, and they kept the nicely understated title and credits (though the font was a little more artsy here)!

Oh, I guess those two aren’t the only cast members I recognized, but since I don’t want to ruin all of the fun for you, I’ll just tell you to keep watching after the credits start rolling because that end scene made me smile. A lot.