Corey Feldman Talks Lost Boys: The Thirst
10.12.10 by Ryan
Continue to cry, little sister, because another installment of the growing The Lost Boys franchise is heading to DVD today. The sequel, Lost Boys: The Thirst, sees the reunion of the Frog brothers, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), for the first time since they joined the late Corey Haim to battle the surf-side bloodsuckers in the 1987 original. While Feldman returned for Lost Boys: The Tribe, Newlander only appeared in an alternate ending. For the third installment, Feldman has promised that The Thirst will deliver for the fans, and recently told Collider what to expect from the Frog brothers this time around.
My character is disheveled, disabled, abandoned and alone, and he’s lost everything that’s near and dear to him, including those who are closest to him. You have to look at it from the perspective of here’s a guy who’s a lone solider, he’s living in a trailer, he’s lost everything in his life that’s dear to him and he’s really disconnected from the rest of the world, including those who he fought to protect. That’s where he’s at, and that’s where we find him at the beginning of this film. For lack of a better term, he’s hung up his stake and he’s out of the game. Really, there’s no enticement to bring him back until he’s dangled the carrot with the opportunity of actually reconnecting with his brother and having a chance to save his brother’s soul. That’s really what this comes down to.
Feldman claims that the reason the original Lost Boys was a success — "besides the fact that it was hip, current, contemporary, rock 'n' roll, and sexy" — was because "it was about family." Feldman says The Thirst will continue that tradition.
At the root of it, you had three families — the Emerson family, the Frog family and the family of David and his brothers that were being controlled by Max. That's what the basis of the film was. We also touched on that in The Tribe because of the fact that it's supposed to be David (Jason Patric) and Star's (Jami Gertz) kids. Nicole (Autumn Reeser) and Chris (Tad Hilgenbrink) were their kids, and they were there visiting the aunt, so again it was about their family and it was about the fact that I had lost my family. And, Angus Sutherland (who plays Shane) is Kiefer Sutherland's brother, and that's another family line. In the sequel, we still kept the inner strength of it about family lines. This new sequel again embraces the idea of it being about family. It's me longing to get my family back and to help salvage my brother's existence.
It'll also be another excuse to destroy vampires, as the Frog brothers tackle a vampire who's converting a coven of the undead by using a drug made partly from vampire blood that's aptly named "the Thirst."