Boy oh boy, time flies when you’re a creature of the night. Everybody’s favorite eighties teen vampire movie, The Lost Boys, was released 30 years ago today on July 31, 1987. Directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Diane Wiest and more, The Lost Boys had a rockin’ soundtrack, a hot cast, a cool-as-hell aesthetic and a bunch of memorable lines and moments cementing it as not only one of the quintessential vampire movies, but teen movies, and eighties movies too.
The Lost Boys will never grow old and never die, but to commemorate its 30th anniversary, let’s grab some spaghetti with garlic, or a box of rice (or noodles) and revisit Santa Carla’s vampires with some of the best, most memorable lines from the film.
1.) Maggots, Michael. You’re eating maggots. How do they taste?
Seriously, who can eat Chinese takeout to this day without occasionally thinking about the maggots and worms in Michael’s initiation scene, which also happened to take place in a sweet underground lair? No? Just me?
2.) Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You’ll never grow old, Michael, and you’ll never die. But you must feed!
No one said being a super cool vampire would be easy, Michael.
3.) You better get yourself a garlic T-shirt, buddy, or it’s your funeral.
The Frog Brothers forever, amirite?
4.) My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’til mom finds out, buddy!
Lol, and you thought your family had problems…
5.) It’s the attack of Eddie Munster!
Aww, poor Maddie. HE’S JUST A LITTLE BOY!
6.) Death by stereo!
A pretty cool – if painful – way to go.
7.) I still believe.
Ok this is less a “quote” and more a full-on scene, but you have to admit that the beefy sax guy, the “I Still Believe” song, and the part when Michael sees Star for the first time had to be included on this list…
8.) You are one of us, Michael!
…Ditto the train tracks scene.
9.) Great, the bloodsucking Brady Bunch!
‘The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch’ could have been a fun sequel, if you ask me.
10.) David: It’s too late. My blood is in your veins.
Michael: So. Is. Mine!
I simply would not be doing my job if I didn’t include this line from the moment right before Kiefer Sutherland is impaled by antlers to the tune of “Cry Little Sister.”
11.) One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires.
Say what!? Grandpa knew all along?! That is some messed up bullsh*t!