Monster of the Day #1029 Updated on November 5, 2014 By Ken Begg 20 Comments Poor Ed. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1536 (Mar 30, 2017) Monster of the Day #1535 (Mar 29, 2017) Monster of the Day #1534 (Mar 28, 2017) Monster of the Day #1533 (Mar 27, 2017) Monster of the Day #1532 (Mar 24, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Cullen Waters God is that good FX right there. Flangepart Hummm…is S. King involved here? bgbear_rnh When we take the cat to the vet, this is what all the dogs in the waiting room look like to him. Cullen Waters Nope. Same movie as before. Acethepug Evil Ed, right? The kid, I mean, from FK. God that was a great movie! If you are looking for suggestions in the future, how about Dog Soldiers? One of my favorite modern werewolf movies. sandra What do you mean, Poor Ed ? He survives at the end, doesn’t he, annoying laugh and all ? SteveWD “You’re so cool, Brewster!” GalaxyJane I’ve been trying to decide when to introduce this one to the boys. We showed them “The Lost Boys” this year, which was a massive hit with them, but this one is a little more mature in subject matter and I don’t think I am quite ready to discuss some of the finer points of a vampire preying on prostitutes to them yet. Although the elder (12) met his first hooker (along with her pimp, who wanted to chat?!?) in Peurto Rico last week, so you never know. Rock Baker I know I liked the film a lot better as a mature adult than as a kid (I think I first saw it when I was about 14 or 15 or so). If memory serves, I kinda glossed over the adult material and focused on McDowall’s character. As an adult, the only thing about the picture that really still rubs me the wrong way is that scene that seems to pop up in most 80’s horror films where the guy tries to blackmail his girlfriend into having sex with him just because they’ve been seeing each other for more than a week. That may be more a personal offence than a general one, however. Ken_Begg To be fair, I think it was meant to make him look like an ass. Rock Baker The audience identification figure? (I mean, he’s the main character, I assume that’s what he is.) Eric Hinkle I do remember how very effective the scene was where Dandridge seduces (not THAT way) Evil Ed into becoming a vampire. “Take my hand and no one will ever laugh at or hurt you, ever again.” To a rather pudgy and geeky teenager used to getting bullied at school and with a thing for horror and fantasy, yeah, that one hit home. And there’s his great line earlier on in the movie: “[The vampire] could suck his way through the entire town!… Not that it would be much of a loss.” Gamera977 Yeah, I think the idea was to make him look somewhat bumbling and crude to explain why his galfriend dumped him for the vampire. GalaxyJane Both the pressuring the girl and the implication (as I saw it) that her not sleeping with Charlie made her more vulnerable to seduction by Dandridge are the things that make me the most uncomfortable about showing it to the elder. He’s only 12, so we have a little time yet. His age was actually what made “The Lost Boys” such a great film to show him, having some of the protagonists be his own age and be the only ones who were effective against the vampires was a big deal from his POV. I’ve never quite gotten why somebody pushed for a (soft) R rating on that one, when the movie really works just as well as a horror flick aimed squarely at tweens. Actually re-watching recently I was quite taken by how many different levels TLB works on, you have the pre-pubescent hero wish fulfillment, the teenaged girl drooling over hot guys factor (defnitely the reason I watched it every weekend for 6 months back in the 80’s), the very adult fear of losing your children and watching you teen draw away from you, and on top of that it is a pretty darned funny and scary flick. Not as good as Fright Night, but a minor classic in it’s own right. Ken_Begg Yes, so that he needed to grow as a person before he could do what needed to be done. And you can’t blame Any, she was dreaming about that hunky Al Bundy. (Also fighting Venus for David McNaughton.) bgbear_rnh Only big time Hollywood film I ever did any work for. I turned on lights at the Boardwalk (amusement park location) and ran rides in the background. I never met any stars but, my wife sat at a table with (or next too, I can’t recall exactly) Keifer during a meal break. Eric Hinkle I thought she dumped him in part because the vampire mind-whammied her in that dance club? Gamera977 I think that due to his attitude she was already miffed at him when she was at the club. Rock Baker Cool! Rock Baker Ah! I may have to screen it again with that in mind….