Fangs God It’s Friday: Sam Emerson

Perhaps one of the most awesome vampire films of all time is The Lost Boys. Say what you will about it being 80s style over substance, but the film got so many things right. No matter what flaws the film might have, it’s tough not to laugh at all the things intended to make you laugh. This film also took the vampire myth and put a clever spin on a lot of the cliches.

Corey Haim as Sam Emerson in "The Lost Boys"

Corey Haim played the lead role in the film, and while Sam Emerson doesn’t exactly stand out as a great vampire hunter–heck, he barely qualifies as a vampire hunter–he’s a memorable character. Besides, he delivers one of the funniest lines ever uttered in a vampire film.

By the way, some cool trivia about the film I picked up glancing at Wikipedia. While a lot of people might realize the name of the film The Lost Boys was lifted from the story of Peter Pan, you might not realize how James Jeremias got the idea for the film from an interesting bit of deduction. “So the first notion or idea that started Lost Boys was ‘What if the reason Peter Pan never grew up and came out at night and could fly was because he was a vampire?’” Pretty cool.

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About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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