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Lost Boys: The Tribe

DVD Cover
Directed by P. J. Pesce
Produced by Chris Foss
Written by Hans Rodionoff
Janice Fischer
James Jeremias
Starring Angus Sutherland
Corey Feldman
Autumn Reeser
Tad Hilgenbrink
Corey Haim
Merwin Mondesir
Music by Nathan Barr
Cinematography Barry Donlevy
Editing by David Rapaport
Distributed by Warner Premiere
Release date(s) July 29, 2008
Running time 92 min.[1]
Country  Canada
 United States
Language English
Preceded by The Lost Boys (1987)
Followed by Lost Boys: The Thirst

Lost Boys: The Tribe is a 2008 sequel to the successful 1987 vampire horror film, The Lost Boys; directed by P. J. Pesce. It stars Autumn Reeser, Tad Hilgenbrink, Angus Sutherland and Corey Feldman. It has been rated R by the MPAA for strong violence and gore, language, sexuality and some drug use. There is also an Uncut version available.

Contents

Plot

After the death of their parents, Chris (Tad Hilgenbrink) and Nicole Emerson (Autumn Reeser) move to Luna Bay to live with their Aunt Jillian (Gabrielle Rose). While exploring the town, Chris leaves his address at the home of Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman), the town's surfboard shaper, in hopes of getting a job. After returning to their new home Chris meets Shane Powers (Angus Sutherland), who invites him to a surf party later that night.

Chris and Nicole go to the party, where Nicole is tricked into drinking Shane's blood, thus eventually turning her into a vampire. Shane then takes Nicole for a ride on his motorcycle while her brother is distracted. Chris looks for Nicole and gets angry with Shane after their return. The siblings leave the party, and on the way home Nicole starts to feel sick. Once arriving at their home, Nicole attacks Chris, but before she hurts him she is knocked out by Edgar. Edgar then reveals that he is a vampire hunter, and Nicole has been infected with vampirism. Chris throws Edgar out of the house and puts Nicole to bed. Lisa, a girl interested in Chris, shows up and seduces him. While kissing, Lisa sprouts fangs and tries to feed on Chris, but he pushes her, accidentally impaling her on a mounted rack of antlers, one of which goes through her heart, killing her.

The next day Chris meets with Edgar, who tells Chris that he only let Chris throw him out because he knows what it's like to lose a family member to the other side. Edgar also tells him that his sister is only half-vampire and will remain that way unless she feeds, and she can be turned human again if they kill the head vampire before that. They agree that Chris will join up with the tribe of vampires and become one of them in order to gain their trust, only to betray them in the end.

Chris finds the vampire gang, "The Tribe", and drinks Shane's blood during their campfire with some local girls. Shane leaves with Nicole, and the remaining vampires begin to attack the girls. Chris pretends to attack one, instead telling her to run, but is seen, pursued, and attacked. Chris stakes Jon with a tree branch, but is left trying to fend off two more. Edgar arrives and frightens them off, brandishing wooden stakes shaped like crosses in his hands. Chris and Edgar set off to find Shane and save Nicole. Once in the Tribe's cave, Edgar blows Kyle's head off using the RPG filled with holy water. Erik tackles Chris and attempts to kill him with a giant drill; Chris knocks Erik away with a rock and impales his heart with the drill.

Chris confronts Shane, fighting over Nicole, and Shane begins to beat Chris to death. Nicole stakes Shane, who tries to pull Nicole onto the stake, but before he can Chris decapitates Shane with a sword Jon and Kyle were messing with earlier, restoring both he and his sister to normal. Edgar arrives to see Shane's burning corpse on the ground. Edgar then tells the Emersons that they will be receiving a bill for his services and departs. Chris and Nicole leave as well, and upon returning home are confronted by their aunt, who assumes they have been avoiding her because they are on drugs.

In a mid-credits scene, Edgar encounters Sam Emerson (Corey Haim), now a vampire. They exchange some dialogue and charge at each other before the credits resume.

Alternate endings

1: Edgar Frog hears a knock at his door. A voice says to him that they need to talk. The voice that calls to him is that of Sam Emerson (who isn't a vampire), While walking along the beach, Sam reveals to Edgar that his brother, Alan Frog, is coming to settle the score. Edgar is reluctant to accept Sam's help, but Sam tells Edgar that he's going to need all the help he can get. The scene ends with vampiric Alan and a female companion heading towards Edgar's house.

2: An extended version of the first alternate ending, but the difference shows that Sam is wearing black glasses and he shows Edgar bite marks on his neck after telling him that Alan Frog is coming for him.

Cast

Development

Plans for a sequel to The Lost Boys had been in varying stage of development since the release of the original film. Director of the original film Joel Schumacher had wanted to do a sequel called The Lost Girls before the announcement of The Tribe, a film in which he has no input in and did not believe should be made.[2] In addition, a script called Lost Boys: Devil May Cry was also considered.[3]

Casting

Corey Feldman returns to play the role of one of the vampire slaying "Frog Brothers," Edgar[4][5][6] but was initially reluctant to participate in the sequel.[7 ] Newcomer Greyston Holt, as Evan, finds himself up against the vampire horde after he becomes close to the object of the head vampire's affection, Reeser.[8] Merwin Mondesir, Shaun Sipos, and Kyle Cassie have been cast as the vampires led by Angus Sutherland's character, Shane.[9] Moneca Delain has also been added to the cast.[10]

Says Feldman on the film: "Warner Bros. has further developed the script — they brought on a great writer, Hans Rodionoff, who came up with a great story line. In the script, as it is today, I am one of the leads. My involvement is very close to what my involvement was in the first one. So I'm pretty much scattered throughout. Edgar was always an outcast, but here his close-knit family have drifted apart. They've had a major problem, and because of that problem, Edgar today is working alone. The film is about him trying to still carry the torch as it were, without the aid and assistance of his partners. That leaves him in an even lonelier and even more delicate place than he was in the first film being the outsider that he already was."[11]

In an interview with Fangoria, Tom Savini, who previously played a vampire in From Dusk Till Dawn, said the following in regards to his role in the film: "I'm one of the first vampires you see in the movie, I'm a "surfer" (his being a surfer is never mentioned in the film) who runs into the vampires at the beginning of the film, in a sequence that is shot very Sergio Leone-style. They're shooting The Tribe in Vancouver right now, and I'll be there September 11."[12]

Jason Patric, who portrayed Michael in the first film, was rumored to be returning to the role for a small scene in the sequel; however, this was debunked in MTV's August 28 interview with Corey Feldman.[11][13] Corey Haim briefly reprises his role as Sam Emerson, but only appears following a portion of the film's final credits. Jamison Newlander is also listed in the film's credits, although he only appears briefly as Alan Frog in the two alternative endings.

Production

'The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs' Issue #1 Cover.

Production on Lost Boys: The Tribe began in early 2007 and started filming in Vancouver, B.C. in August. The film was shot entirely on location in 21 days in Vancouver, B.C., Squamish, and Richmond, outside of Vancouver, and wrapped on Sept. 24.

Wildstorm Comics also released a prequel comic book to the movie, focusing on Edgar and Alan Frog, entitled The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs. It is a 4-issue miniseries which shipped from May to August 2008.[14]

Music

Nathan Barr composed the original score for the film. A soundtrack of songs by various artists was released by Adrenaline Records on July 22, 2008. The album includes a cover version of "Cry Little Sister" by Aiden.

Track listing

  1. Aiden - "Cry Little Sister" (5:23)
  2. Airbourne - "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast" (3:42)
  3. Eagles of Death Metal - "Don't Speak (I Came to Make a Bang)" (2:48)
  4. Yeah Whatever[1] - "Summertime" (3:38)
  5. Seether - "Burrito" (live acoustic) (4:02)
  6. Dave Gahan - "Kingdom" (4:34)
  7. G. Love & Special Sauce - "Long Way Down" (4:10)
  8. PJ & The Chile Rellenos - "Wish You Were Here" (3:16)
  9. Starsailor - "In My Blood" (3:55)
  10. The Von Bondies - "Only to Haunt You" (3:16)
  11. Blind Melon - "For My Friends" (2:45)
  12. The Hold Steady - "Knuckles" (3:47)
  13. Styles of Beyond - "Nine Thou" (Grant Mohrman Superstars remix) (4:03)
  14. Hindu Kuch - "Day Fire" (4:05)
  15. Jackpot - "Dizzy" (4:49)
  16. Nathan Barr - "Suite" (4:32)

Reception

The film was Warner Premiere's highest selling DVD release of 2008, performing so impressively that Warner immediately greenlit a third installment. It covered its 5 million dollar production cost in its first three weeks of release.[15]

Lost Boys: The Thirst

Much like Lost Boys: The Tribe, the film will see a straight to DVD release on the Warner Premiere label. It has been confirmed that it will be entitled Lost Boys: The Thirst, with Dario Piana (director of The Deaths of Ian Stone) taking on directing duties and Evan Charnov writing the script. [16]

Both Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander have been confirmed to return to their respective roles as the Frog Brothers with shooting set to begin in November 2009 in South Africa[17] and the South African super model Tanit Phoenix has joined the cast.[18].

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