Lost Boys 3: The Thirst (2010) DVD Review


The Frog brothers are back and they’re backier than ever! Er, I mean, froggier than ever? Well, it’s one of those things. Corey Feldman continues his career resurgence with a third “Lost Boys” movie (the second to go direct-to-DVD, counting 2008’s “Lost Boys: The Tribe”), joined once again by Jamison Newlander, who this time around actually gets to, you know, be in the movie proper. “Los Boys: The Thirst” is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Download from Warner Home Video.

As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.

Movie Review:

Want a little camp with your vampire killing? Director Dario Piana (“The Deaths of Ian Stone”) has got plenty of it in “Lost Boys: The Thirst”. The film is part camp, part comedy, and all Corey Feldman, so if you’re a fan of the man, then you’re probably going to love the hell out of this movie.

Feldman returns as Edgar Frog, fearsome vampire hunter. Well, formerly, anyway. Ol Edgar’s not doing too well nowadays; he lives in a shack of a trailer park, drives a piece of shit pick-up truck, and spends his nights visiting his brother, Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander), who has since succumbed to vampirism and now spends his nights carving little animals for sustenance. Hey, it beats going out and dining on homeless people.

Edgar’s life picks up when gorgeous vampire novelist Gwen Leiber (Tanit Phoenix) hires him to rescue her young brother, who vampires led by the evil DJ X (Seb Castang) have absconded with, and plans to use as part of some super vampire ritual or whatnot. Basically, lots of vampires are showing up in Edgar’s town, and our beleaguered and downtrodden hero must find his inner badass once more and kill himself some vamps. He’s assisted by bookworm cutie Zoe (Casey B. Dolan) in his quest, along with a vain reality TV star, and Matthew Dylan Roberts as a former Congressman turned vampire hunter. Also, Alan may or may not help out. Probably.

The best approach to “Lost Boys: The Thirst” is to keep in mind that everyone, from the cast to the writers, are in on the “joke”. The film really is pretty funny, with Corey Feldman grunting and growling his way through the movie like he’s got a, ahem, frog in his throat. The vampire killings are appropriately disgusting and there’s always a constant air of “let’s put on a show and have some fun!” about the whole movie that I found endearing. Overall, “The Thirst” is surprisingly likeable and I wouldn’t mind another “Lost Boys” or two in the future.

Fans of the original film should be happy with the sequel in that it references the original movie throughout. There’s also a very touching salute to the late Corey Haim, one of the original stars of the franchise, and a long-time friend of Feldman’s.

DVD Review:

The standard DVD comes with a 12-minute featurette called “Charisma Carpenter Hosts The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore”.

The lovely Charisma Carpenter of “Buffy” and “Angel” fame (Get the vampire connection? Good.) guides you through the mystery of the vampire. Okay, it’s essentially a lot of footage from the movie intercut with talking heads talking about what makes vampires so gosh darn sexy. It doesn’t have nearly enough Charisma Carpenter if you ask me.

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://buzzturning.com/ lenzy

    This is a must see horror movie…

  • Anonymous

    Surprisingly very good movie, better than any twilight !!! Recommended !!!
    Oh and am looking forward for next lost boys vs werewolves

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I have yet to see “The Tribe.” How was it? Did anyone review it? If Nix liked this, than I’m sure it’s not nearly as bad as I’ve imagined it would be. I’m intrigued now. Will put this on the Netflix list for friends.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s surprisingly (and ridiculously) entertaining.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        K then maybe I’ll go get all three.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Oh, there’s a very funny bit about some douche bag looking to buy some “graphic novels” at a comic book shop and refusing to call it comic books. I think you’ll get a kick out of that, being a comic guy and all.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

            I just love that. Graphic Novels ARE comics! And I hate when people call a collection of comics that make a story arc a graphic novel like they didn’t originally come out in single issues.

  • http://thebizthoughts.com/ kee

    I’ve heard this movie already and I have no time wasted of seeing it…

  • 999freddy0

    WORST FILM EVER!!!! avoid at all costs crappy acting terrible casting…..i feel sick its sooo bad……its like a kids film…..hardly any vampire deaths…crap make up and effects……bet cory haim is turning in his grave (R.I.P.) 0/10

  • ONYX

    Extremely cheesy (as it should be) – And definitely a joke made film. (I liked all the comic book style twists towards the end.. and the method of the final kill was genius lol)

    O’le alan was showing his age a bit considering he’s a vamp though.. thinning hair being something I kept noticing.

    All in all though.. it’s endearingly fun to watch and makes up for the gash 2nd film.