on this day : The Lost Boys premieres – July 31, 1987

People are strange, when they’re bloodsuckers. The success of this horror-comedy made vampires the domain of the teenager, complete with a bad-ass soundtrack. “Cry Little Sister” still gets spun at goth bars even though nobody can name the artist. (Gerard McMann, for what it’s worth.) No problem recognizing this Doors cover: Echo and the Bunnymen’s “People are Strange” remains one of the band’s most beloved hits.

– Liisa Ladouceur

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