The Lost Boys is one of the most iconic cult vampire movies of all time. The Joel Schumacher-directed photo is named after the group of boys featured in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan stories as he focused on a handful of young boys to kill the vampires in Santa Carla. One of these actors was Corey Feldman, who turns 50 tomorrow, Friday, July 16, 2021. His character, Edgar Frog, was one of the standout parts of the film.
Edgar’s low, raspy voice carried viewers through the film like a macabre narrator, wielding an assortment of weapons against the living dead.
The comic book-loving character was essentially a walking version of Google when it came to killing creatures of the night.
Some of the character’s iconic features originated in some action movies of the same decade.
This was made clear in the young character’s headband and bandolier that he wore throughout the film.
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Corey Feldman turns 50 this week
Corey Feldman starred in The Lost Boys
Feldman was tasked by Schumacher to find inspiration for his half of the Frog brothers.
In particular, the director told him to watch movies with the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris.
Stallone’s 1982 film Rambo (First Blood) featured the titular character wearing a headband during the toughest moments.
He also carried bandoliers of ammunition and weapons – both of which Edgar adopted for the film.
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Corey Feldman collaborated with Corey Haim on the film
In addition to inspiration from Stallone, Chuck Norris wore a sleeveless jacket through some of his films.
This was also taken up by Edgar in The Lost Boys.
Edgar has become an extremely iconic pop culture character and has influenced a number of creators, including Avengers director Joss Whedon.
The writer praised Edgar and The Lost Boys and called the film one of the biggest influences for his own TV show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
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Whedon said years later, “The idea of them [vampires] look like monsters and then look like humans, that was in [The] Lost guys.
“That was very useful for us. You can be fooled by someone.”
The Lost Boys was a landmark time for Feldman’s career, as it marked the first time he collaborated with Corey Haim.
The two Coreys – as they were known – starred in a number of movies together.
In addition to appearing in a number of movies together, they also starred in a TV series titled The Two Coreys.
The reality show ran for two seasons and showcased the couple’s life on network A&E.
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