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Ever Notice How Many Times They Say “Michael” in ‘The Lost Boys’?!


Joel Schumacher’s 1987 The Lost Boys is a horror classic, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. In fact, us horror fans have been lovingly poking fun at it for years.

But this takes the cake.

One of my biggest movie pet peeves is when a character’s name is overused. Think about your own personal interactions with friends and family, how often do you actually say their name aloud? It’s a lot less than you’d think…

So, when I saw this fan-edit of The Lost Boys, I couldn’t stop laughing, but also felt the sting in knowing that I’ll never be able to “unsee” this.

Dan Nixon uploads the following video that edits down The Lost boys into a mere 1:39. Basically, the experiment reveals that you can watch the entire moving through the characters’ constant overuse of “Michael”, which is called upon a whopping 114 times!



  • Jexpants

    I noticed this last time I watched it. Still love it, though.

  • Chad

    Poltergeist 3 is worse. CAROL ANNE!!

  • Stephen Saunders

    All time favorite Sutherland movie. Might even say my favorite vampire movie too.

  • Df

    Really? The main focal character that ties together all the movies elements gets his name used a lot and that’s news worthy?

    Mom, brother, head vampire, henchmen vampire group he is friends with, little brother, brothers friends, grandpa and so on. Of course they say his name a lot. There a lot of people he personally interacts with.

    Congrats on finding someone else talking about another person’s youtube video and you just linking it. You’re a real credit to posting newsworthy stories.

  • Golic

    oh yeah, I noticed. I fucking hate that overrated movie.

    • Travis_Bickle

      Lost Boys is overrated??? You need to get down to your local library and do some horror research

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    drinking game!

  • Angela M Campany

    237 times …..kidding, or am i ?!

  • Creepshow

    The name Brad…is used in Blair Witch promos more.

    • PsychoMantis18


  • ripleystinywhitepanties

    He’s basically being brainwashed by the vamps to join them, like peer pressure, thus they use his name an awful lot….at least that’s what i always thought. The rest i have no explanation for!

    • Saturn

      Mi-Chael Ultra.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Always noticed, always annoyed.

  • Saturn

    Ah, so that’s the guys name.
    I always forget…….

  • Michael Gevins

    Need this for a ringtone.

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