Long before vampires glittered (Twilight) or were battling werewolves (Underworld) they were hanging out in backwater towns and convincing teenagers they were eating maggots instead of noodles (Don’t worry, it was kind of like the vampire version of a Jedi mind trick). For those who don’t get the reference, I’m speaking of vampire cult film The Lost Boys.
It’s been more then twenty years since The Lost Boys came out and to give you an idea of how different vampires were back then, here’s the tag line from the original film: “Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire”. Yes, being a vampire was “fun”, especially when the only real threat was a couple of comic book geeks who claimed to be vampire hunters.
It took 21 years for The Lost Boys: The Tribe, a sequel to this classic film to come out, but only a year later for the third installment to start production. Dario Piana is set to direct The Lost Boys: The Thirst which will be shot in South Africa. Based on a script written by Evan Charnov, the new film will focus on at least one of those geeky vampire hunters, Edgar Frog played by Corey Feldman:
“When veteran vampire hunter Edgar Frog finds himself destitute and almost friendless, he thinks his live has hit bottom – but wealthy vampire-romance novelist Gwen Liebling offers him a small fortune to go on the vampire hunt of a lifetime and rescue her son Peter from the Alpha Vampire D.J.Dusk. With the help of his friends Zoe, Lars and Blake, Edgar heads into a bloody battle to exterminate evil.”
While only Feldman’s involvement could be confirmed so far, it would be great if Jamison Newlander would return to reprise his role as Alan Frog. Sure, they may not be Blade or Buffy, but this vampire-hunting duo have a special place in my heart. They made guys like me, comic book fanboys, feel heroic. When push came to shove even we could set aside our carefully sealed and graded mint comic books, pick up a stake, and slay the undead.
Granted, I never set out to try this in real life, but if I had I would have triumphantly proclaimed “By Frog!” as my battle cry as I staked to death anything that glittered in sunlight. Sorry, Edward. While the last sequel did include Feldman The Lost Boys: The Tribe slipped under the radar for the most part. That being the case, I find myself more interested in this installment as it sounds like Edgar Frog will be front and center instead of some beach dwelling, surfer vampires. No release date has been set but we’ll keep you posted. By Frog!