"The Lost Boys," the influential horror/comedy that launched the career of Jason Patric and first united the two Coreys, was named for Peter Pan's Neverland ragamuffins, who, like the teen vampires in this film, never grew up.
Outside Neverland and vampire sagas, however, we all age, including those of us who can't believe it's been 25 years since "The Lost Boys" was released (on July 31, 1987). As for the cast, consisting largely of young actors who were little known at the time, some aged more gracefully than others. One, in particular, never got to grow old. Here's what became of the people who made "The Lost Boys."Loading Slideshow
Before "The Lost Boys"" Sutherland was known primarily for being the son of Hollywood mainstay Donald Sutherland and for a bit part in "Stand By Me." After he played charismatic vampire gang leader David, however, Sutherland was a star, headlining such movies as "1969," "Flashback," "The Three Musketeers," and "Eye for an Eye," as well as vivid supporting turns in "Bright Lights, Big City," the "Young Guns" movies, and "A Few Good Men." In 2001, with his movie career deflating, he made himself an even bigger star as sleepless terrorist-fighter Jack Bauer on TV's "24," which lasted eight seasons. He's reunited with "Lost Boys" director Joel Schumacher on several films, including "Flatliners" and "Phone Booth." In 2012, the 45-year-old Sutherland returned to TV as the star of the drama "Touch" while developing a "24" feature film due next year.
At 15, Corey Feldman was already the most established star in the "Lost Boys" cast, having worked on TV since age 3 and having co-starred in such hits as "Gremlins," "The Goonies," and "Stand By Me" (opposite "Lost Boys" antagonist Kiefer Sutherland). But the role of teen vampire hunter Edgar Frog pushed him to a new level of fame. His chemistry with co-star Corey Haim made both into teen heartthrobs, a status they exploited on seven more films together, including "License to Drive" and "Dream a Little Dream." Away from Haim, Feldman continued to score in such films as "The Burbs" and as the voice of Donatello in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" live-action films. Both Coreys saw their fame wane as they grew older and less adorable. Feldman kept his career alive via reality TV, even getting married to Susie Sprague during an episode of "The Surreal Life" in 2002. (They split seven years later.) Feldman showcased his friendship with Haim during two seasons of "The Two Coreys," a show meant to chronicle the pair's efforts to make a sequel to "The Lost Boys" ("The Lost Boys: The Tribe" went straight to video in 2008, followed by "The Lost Boys: The Thirst" in 2010) but ended up tracing Feldman's efforts to keep Haim clean and sober. Now 41, Feldman will be seen later this year in horror film "The Zombie King" opposite another former child star, "Terminator 2" alumnus Edward Furlong...