- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 4, 2011
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 07/31/1987
"...Haim is enormously appealing....Timely, sardonic and shrewd..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/10/1995
"...[Haim and Feldman] teamed up -- hilariously..." -- Rating: B+
Uncut - 11/01/2004
"[The film] has dark ambitions...[with] blood-red lighting hues from RAGING BULL cinematographer Michael Chapman."
One of the better vampire films about two new-in-town brothers who discover a local gang of motorcycle youths are more undead than alive. Younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) works hard to eradicate the ghoulies but his older brother (Jason Patric) falls in love with the bunch's lone female (Jami Gertz). Soon, he finds that he's gradually becoming a vampire himself. An interesting candy-coated meditation on teen conformity with a great rock soundtrack.
When newly-divorced Lucy moves her sons to her father's house in Santa Clara, California -- "the murder capital of the world" -- her teenage son, Michael, quickly falls in with the town's bad kids: a bike-riding, Jim Morrison-worshipping gang of blood-sucking vampires. Her younger son Sam and his buddies, the Frog brothers, are the only ones who recognize the signs of vampirism in Michael, and they plot to battle the legions of the night before they take over the entire town.
- Sound by Dolby. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.