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In Praise of ‘The Lost Boys,’ Everyone’s Favorite ’80s Vampire Movie

The late Joel Schumacher was relentlessly derided in life, but his 1987 vampire classic sums up everything good about his work

Actors Brooke McCarter, Chance Michael Corbitt, Billy Wirth, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, and Alex Winter pose for the movi
Actors Brooke McCarter, Chance Michael Corbitt, Billy Wirth, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, and Alex Winter pose for the movie “The Lost Boys “ circa 1987. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Joel Schumacher, the prolific filmmaker who died this week at 80 years old, was often treated by critics as a punchline. His 1985 film…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.