A Vampire Movie That Doesn't Suck

Despite the tragic death earlier this year of star Corey Haim — not to mention a regrettable, never-should've-been-filmed sequel in 2008 — The Lost Boys remains one of the most enduring, rewatchable vampire movies of all time.

The Two Coreys, Haim and Feldman, co-starred in the 1987 blockbuster, the story of the new kid in town who winds up taking on the local vampire population with nothing but wits, guts, good friends, and a little technique called "death by stereo." Perfectly suited to the ’80s but in no way reliant on nostalgia, The Lost Boys is one of the few teen movies that have transcended the decade, and in doing so influenced everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to today's current hormonal-bloodsucker trend. Twilight, eat your heart out.

The Denver Film Society presents Film on the Rocks: The Lost Boys — with pre-movie music by Denver's aptly dark and sinuous indie-rock sensation Snake Rattle Rattle Snake — tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Admission is $10; $60 gets you a Party Bus package that includes dinner, drinks, transportation and VIP seating. For tickets and info, call 303-595-3456 or visit denverfilm.org.
Tue., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., 2010