Halloween Scene: Lost Boys Reign Of The Frogs (2008)

I already admitted to not really paying attention to Lost Boys: The Tribe, so I figured I should give this miniseries that came out from WildStorm to bridge the gap between the two movies a shot. And you know what? I liked it.

It’s written by Hans Rodionoff and drawn by Joel Gomez. I’m not familiar with Rodionoff, but I’ve seen Gomez’s art on Gelatometti, the WildStorm artist blog (one of my favorite artist blogs out there) and have liked what I’ve seen. So there’s two stories going on here. There’s a wraparound story with a kid who I’m guessing was in the sequel, but I can’t remember, going to Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman) in 2007 asking to be trained in the art of killing vampires. The other story flashes back to 1990 after the events of the first movie and features all your favorite characters, minus Michael and Star who are running around somewhere. I won’t get into the details too much, but it was fun seeing the familiar faces again, even if they don’t necessarily look like the actors. You also get to find out some interesting things about Grandpa and vampires in general. Oh, plus, politician vampires, a house full of hot Goth vamp chicks and even your first look at the Widow Johnson.

Now, I can see how this book might upset some fans as there are some pretty huge continuity shake-ups and they even kinda sorta got to me, but you know what? It’s just a comic. I love them as much as anyone, but this comic isn’t going to take away from my enjoyment of the movie next time I watch it. All in all, good stuff that’s worth a read if you’re a fan of the movie.

Halloween Scene: Lost Boys The Tribe (2008)

There are two things I’ve gotta say right off the bat when it comes to this straight-to-DVD, 20-years-too-late sequel to Lost Boys. First, as I’ve mentioned before, Lost Boys isn’t the kind of movie I saw as a kid and have a long-time love for. I saw it for the first time just a few years ago and appreciate it on a fun level, but I’m still not so sure it’s such a great movie. 2. I was NOT paying attention to this movie while it was playing on NetBox. I was reading or on the computer or something because, well, everyone said it was a dumb movie, so who cares?

Anyway, here are my brief thoughts that I wrote down while kindasorta watching:

*Gotta love the Tom Savini cameo in the beginning. That guy’s awesome.

*The sax guy is back!

*Listening to Feldman do his terrible Dirty Harry impression as an older dude is just kinda weird and sad.

*”Hey, a lot of good information can be learned from reading comic books” – paraphrase cause I drank too much wine.

*Haha, “Warriors, come out and plaaaay.”

*I’m pretty sure if I became a vampire, I would take up x-treme sports too.

*I’m not a fan of the Lost Boys mythology which says you’re a partial vampire, but can get rid of it or whatever after just drinking a cup of blood.

*This movie’s not so bad when you’re not a huge LB fan and not really paying much attention.

*The “we’re vampires” beach bonfire moment is kinda cool and awesomely bloody.

*I like how the vamps puke blood Red Lantern-style after getting impaled.

*Everything Feldman says is a ridiculous pun or sounds like it should be one.

*Vampire + drill = awesome. Why is his face melting? who cares it looks cool.

Well there you have it. I don’t know if I even saw the whole thing. At one point it was just over. I didn’t see the cameos by the other Frog Brother or Corey Haim, but I wasn’t about to rewind or stop what I was doing.

Did anyone else watch The Two Coreys? The episode where Feldman breaks it to Haim that there’s already been talk of a sequel, yet no one contacted Haim is freaking heartbreaking. Seriously, you can see the man’s heart break. Here’s the clip: