It may not be set during Halloween, but we can’t say we disagree.
Throughout the month of October, Entertainment Weekly has been asking figures in the world of horror to choose one horror movie that most perfectly captures the overall vibe of the spooky season for them. Recently, they reached out to Gary Dauberman, the writer of two standout horror films this year: IT and Annabelle: Creation.
Dauberman’s pick? The Lost Boys, which turns 30 this year!
“I will tell you a movie I revisited last week that I hadn’t seen in a while and I forgot how far ahead of its time it really was. And that’s The Lost Boys,” Dauberman told the site. “If anybody hasn’t watched that recently, it really was ahead of its time. And it’s such a fun, scary movie. I forgot how influential it was on me at the time when it came out.”
Dauberman continued, “So much of the stuff I love is all packed into this movie. The scares are scary, and when the humor is there it’s funny, but it provides this lightness to contrast against all that darkness. It makes the scares pop all the more. It could be made today with the same script and it would still fit in. But look at the cast! The cast is so fucking cool, and they all were game for it.”