The Recasting Couch Ep. 61: The Lost Boys

Lost Boys

We finally have our first theme week! We are recasting The Lost Boys, the 80’s vampire classic, but we are only allowed to cast with 90’s actors. Not the easiest task when you’ve got legends like Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, and the Two Coreys involved. In addition to that 80’s royalty, Dianne Wiest is her lovable, hippie self, and Jami Gertz is at her hair-metal-video-style apex. Edward Herrmann also has his nice-guy, single dad next door vibe really working here, until it takes a bit of a turn. We are even gifted with an appearance from Mr. Bill S. Preston, Esq. himself.

The movie holds up surprisingly well, and I’m not even coming from a nostalgic point of view, as I didn’t see this movie until about 10 years ago. Outside of the feathered hair, music, and lack of cell phones, everything else feels relatively contemporary. There’s something about this movie that seems so…familiar. We grew up taking a trip to the beach every summer which may account for that to an extent, but this could have just as easily taken place in a midwestern town during the annual carnival or fair. During the show, the usual banter takes place, but we really dig into the semantics of what constitutes a 90’s actor, and at one point I was hoisted on my own petard, which I do not appreciate. Overall, we put forth a damn good 90’s cast.

As always, thanks for listening! We want to know what you think about the themed episode, so contact us on twitter (@recastingpod), Facebook (facebook.com/therecastingcouch), or email us at recastingcouch@gmail.com. Also, if you have any ideas for themed shows you’d like to see, then tell us! We’re always up for a challenge!

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