The Lost Boys is one of the most iconic cult vampire movies of all time. The Joel Schumacher-directed picture was named after the group of boys seen in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan stories while focussing on a handful of young boys to kill the vampires in Santa Carla. One of these actors was Corey Feldman, who turns 50-years-old tomorrow, Friday July 16, 2021. His character, Edgar Frog, was one of the standout parts of the movie.
Edgar’s low, gravelly voice carried viewers through the film like a macabre narrator, while wielding an assortment of weapons against the living dead.
The comic-book loving character was essentially a walking-talking version of Google when it came to killing creatures of the night.
Some of the character’s iconic features had their origins in some action movies of the same decade.
This was made obvious in the young character’s headband and bandolier that he sported throughout the movie.
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Feldman was told by Schumacher to find some inspiration for his half of the Frog brothers.
In particular, the director told him to look into movies featuring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris.
Stallone’s 1982 film Rambo (First Blood) featured the titular character wearing a headband through the toughest moments.
He also sported bandoliers of ammo and weapons – both of which Edgar adopted for the film.
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Whedon said years later: “The idea of them [vampires] looking like monsters and then looking like people, that was in [The] Lost Boys.
“That was very useful for us. You can have somebody fool you.”
The Lost Boys was a monumental time for Feldman’s career as it was the first time he worked alongside Corey Haim.
The two Coreys – as they were known – went on to star in a number of films together.
On top of appearing in a number of films together, they also starred in a TV series titled The Two Coreys.
The reality show lasted for two seasons and showed off the pair’s lives on network A&E.