Lost Boys / O.S.T.


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Review Text Joel Schumacher's 1987 film The Lost Boys capitalized on a temporary lull in horror movies in the late '80s and created a heavily music-video-influenced vampire homage with enough campy humor, heavy metal costumes, and hunky stars to put a fresh spin on the genre. An amusing piece of eye candy spiked by a few creepy moments, the movie, in typical '80s style, relies heavily on the soundtrack to bolster its emotional core. The soundtrack, like the film, works great on the surface -- but don't go much deeper. A mix of covers and bombastic '80s pop originals, the songs work best when they concentrate on the horror factor. Echo & the Bunnymen turn in an excellent cover of the Doors' "People Are Strange" that has a bouncier, more melodic touch than the original. Jimmy Barnes and INXS' "Good Times" is an energetic rocker used to personify the party-hardy SoCal atmosphere of the film. The strongest song is the movie's theme, "Cry Little Sister," a goth-influenced midtempo ballad. Singer Gerald McMann's pained phrasing and creepy lyrics, and a chilling chorus sung by what sounds like disembodied children, exemplify the best parts of the movie and the soundtrack. ~ Theresa E. LaVeck

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  1. 1. Good Times - 4:49
  2. 2. Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys) - 6:17
  3. 3. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - 6:09
  4. 4. Laying Down the Law - 4:24
  5. 5. People Are Strange - 4:36
  6. 6. Cry Little Sister (Theme from the Lost Boys) - 4:03
  7. 7. Power Play - 4:57
  8. 8. I Still Believe - 4:42
  9. 9. Beauty Has Her Way - 4:56
  10. 10. To the Shock of Miss Louise - 1:21

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