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Old 04-17-2018, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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They were visually scary when showing their true form, but what was scarier was how cool they were. These were guys to hang out with on a warm night in Cali, drinking brews and riding motorcycles. Anyone would want to hang out with them, they could pull a person in easy.

Then, by the fire on the beach while taking a swig of beer-They decide to surprise you-and and the suprise is not pleasant at all...
Exactly!
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:01 PM
 
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I too thought the movie is overrated when my friend showed to it me. It's not terrible by any means but I don't think it's that good either. I did however, really laugh at the ending with the Grandpa knowing all along and that was really good.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:53 PM
 
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It rings false.
Lol, gee, a vampire movie rings false! Who’d a thunk?
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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....set in and around Santa Monica, CA...whats NOT to like!
What gives that impression? The town of Santa Carla is fictional and was pretty much entirely filmed in Santa Cruz.
The giant shell stage is, or rather was, just off the Boardwalk.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Maine
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They were visually scary when showing their true form, but what was scarier was how cool they were. These were guys to hang out with on a warm night in Cali, drinking brews and riding motorcycles.
That's exactly what I mean. Street thugs and homeless kids don't ride around on motorcycles in $700 outfits and $200 haircuts, even in Southern California. And the good guys, even though they were supposed to be a broken family so down on their luck that they had to move back in with grandpa, the oldest kid's haircut cost more than my first car, Corey Haim wore designer clothes, etc. Jami Gertz is supposedly enthralled to a little vampire cult, but she never once even looks worried, much less scared. Just petulant, like dad won't let her have the keys to the car.

This movie is the picture perfect definition of the Poser. It's an MTV-inspired fantasy of what rich suburban white kids imagine "cool" to be. It rings false in every way.

And no, the vampires are not even a little scary. The vampire in FRIGHT NIGHT was much scarier --- and that too was equal parts comedy and horror.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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That's exactly what I mean. Street thugs and homeless kids don't ride around on motorcycles in $700 outfits and $200 haircuts, even in Southern California. And the good guys, even though they were supposed to be a broken family so down on their luck that they had to move back in with grandpa, the oldest kid's haircut cost more than my first car, Corey Haim wore designer clothes, etc. Jami Gertz is supposedly enthralled to a little vampire cult, but she never once even looks worried, much less scared. Just petulant, like dad won't let her have the keys to the car.

This movie is the picture perfect definition of the Poser. It's an MTV-inspired fantasy of what rich suburban white kids imagine "cool" to be. It rings false in every way.

And no, the vampires are not even a little scary. The vampire in FRIGHT NIGHT was much scarier --- and that too was equal parts comedy and horror.
How do you manage to enjoy ANY movie if you’re focusing on stuff like this? lol
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Maine
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How do you manage to enjoy ANY movie if you’re focusing on stuff like this? lol
Quality you mean?

I love movies. Which is why I demand quality from them. Not pretense.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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Quality you mean?

I love movies. Which is why I demand quality from them. Not pretense.
I certainly never watched it and thought about the cost of anyone’s haircut or clothing. Of course the characters are supposed to be attractive. If movies were realistic, you’d see a lot more ugly people in them, but no one wants to see that. If you can’t just sit back, suspend disbelief, and enjoy the pretty vampires without overanalyzing everything then no, this isn’t the movie for you.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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That's exactly what I mean. Street thugs and homeless kids don't ride around on motorcycles in $700 outfits and $200 haircuts, even in Southern California. And the good guys, even though they were supposed to be a broken family so down on their luck that they had to move back in with grandpa, the oldest kid's haircut cost more than my first car, Corey Haim wore designer clothes, etc. Jami Gertz is supposedly enthralled to a little vampire cult, but she never once even looks worried, much less scared. Just petulant, like dad won't let her have the keys to the car.

This movie is the picture perfect definition of the Poser. It's an MTV-inspired fantasy of what rich suburban white kids imagine "cool" to be. It rings false in every way.

And no, the vampires are not even a little scary. The vampire in FRIGHT NIGHT was much scarier --- and that too was equal parts comedy and horror.
You must have been hopping mad over Twilight's depiction of vampires, with thier sparkly skin and runway fashion outfits lol. Fright Night was awesome and scary I agree there.

Most films have a plot hole, or story arc that requires some suspension of disbelief. I would like to add that Lost Boys made me interested in the famous Santa Monica pier and park, which I have still not visited despite visiting states relatively close by.

I will see it in my life, and will pack garlic and some stakes just in case.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Maine
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You must have been hopping mad over Twilight's depiction of vampires, with thier sparkly skin and runway fashion outfits lol.
Ha! I wouldn't know. I never watched it. I could smell that one a mile away.


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Most films have a plot hole, or story arc that requires some suspension of disbelief.
I am perfectly willing to suspend disbelief. But "suspend disbelief" does not and has never meant "turn off brain."
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