Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)

There had been plans to make a sequel to The Lost Boys since that movie opened and original director Joel Schumacher had wanted to do a sequel called The Lost Girls before the announcement of this film, one he had nothing to do with and thought was a bad call.

Hans Rodionoff originally wrote a script about surfing werewolves called The Tribe which was turned down by studios — including Warner Bros. —  because it was pretty much The Lost Boys. Then there was an idea…what if it was the sequel and they made werewolves into vampires.

Corey Feldma, who came back to play Edgar Frog, told MTV “Warner Bros. has further developed the script — they brought on a great writer, Hans Rodionoff, who came up with a great story line. In the script, as it is today, I am one of the leads. My involvement is very close to what my involvement was in the first one. So I’m pretty much scattered throughout. Edgar was always an outcast, but here his close-knit family have drifted apart. They’ve had a major problem, and because of that problem, Edgar today is working alone. The film is about him trying to still carry the torch as it were, without the aid and assistance of his partners. That leaves him in an even lonelier and even more delicate place than he was in the first film being the outsider that he already was.”

I really want to see the movie that he was talking about.

After watching some surfing vampires kill old man vampire Tom Savini, we meet former pro surfger Chris Emerson (Tad Hilgenbrink, who would be in another direct to video sequel, American Pie Presents: Band Camp) and his sister Nicole (Autumn Reeser) have movied to Luna Bay to live in the home of their aunt Jillian (Gabrielle Rose). Chris wants to surf again, so he reaches out to a surfboard shaper — Edgar Frog — and then meets Shane Powers (Angus Sutherland, who is, you know, Keifer’s half brother) and gets all wrapped up in the world of Billabong bloodsuckers.

Nicole gets turned, Edgar helps out and many vampires die horribly. The end, however, give you what you want, as you learn that Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) is now a powerful vampire. Or maybe in the other version, you see Sam warn Edgar that his vampire brother Alan (Jamison Newlander) is coming to kill him.

Shockingly, the credits for this movie use The Hold Steady’s “Knuckles,” which kind of freaked me out, because my love for that song is in direct inverse to this movie.

Director P.J. Pesce also was behind another direct to video sequel, Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball.

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