Lucy (Dianne Wiest), recently divorced, moves her two teen sons Sam (Corey Haim) and Michael (Jason Patric) to Santa Carla to live with her oddball father. Michael falls in with the wrong crowd and turns into a moody teenager... who happens to be a vampire.
Kiefer Sutherland is amazing as David, the head douche bag. Not once does he break character and he gives everything he has. The rest of the actors leave me cold, it's like they're going through the motions. Sutherland was the only one to impress me. A lot.
80s fashion. Big hair, outlandish colour choices, patterns on patterns, extreme shoulder pads... this is a horror film.
The vampires must have some metaphorical meaning or represent some elements of growing up in modern society. Hey, if you're in high school and need a reference material for an essay, use this film. In other words, I'm not analysing this. Do it yourself.
The change in mythology is lovely. And the Frogg brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) are adorable and full of wisecracks, and ideas for taking out the vampires.
What else is left to say? Watch this cult classic for everything cool back in the 80s, especially the soundtrack. Oh my gods, the soundtrack was amazing. I sang along to every track, knowing each and every word.
Definitely a must.