Lost Boys: The Tribe
Never grow old, never die, never know fear again...
The sequel to the cult classic The Lost Boys is set 20 years after the events of the original movie, Chris and Nicole Emerson find more than they bargain for when they move to Luna Bay and meet Shane and his friends. With some help from Edgar Frog, will Chris be able to save his sister Nicole?
The Lost Boys
A brief history lesson
Released in 1987, The Lost Boys told the story of brothers Michael and Sam Emerson who move to Santa Carla with their mother. Moving in with their ecentric grandfather, Michael and Sam find it hard to adjust to life in the tiny sea-side town. At the Boardwalk, Michael falls for Star, a mysterious girl who lives with The Lost Boys.
Befriended by David and the rest of the gang, Michael's life takes a darker turn. Sam becomes friends with Edgar and Alan Frog, who work in their parents' comic book story by day while fighting crime by night. When strange things start to happen, Michael finds out he hasn't just fallen in with some local punks -- the Lost Boys are really vampires!
The movie went on to become a cult classic, a favorite among vampire fans. The cast included Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Edward Herrmann, and Dianne Wiest.
Welcome to Luna Bay
The story so far...
Champion surfer Chris (Tad Hilgenbrink) and Nicole (Autumn Reeser) Emerson have just lost their parents and are forced to move in with their aunt Jillian (Gabrielle Rose) who lives in the small coastal town of Luna Bay, California.
When Nicole falls for local bad boy Shane (Angus Sutherland), Chris soon realizes his sister has fallen in with The Tribe, a pack of vampires who terrorize the sleepy village with their need for thrills and blood.
With some help from Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman), Chris sets out to destroy the vampires and save his sister before she becomes a vampire herself. Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) and Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) also appear.
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Cry Little Sister - Soundtrack to The Tribe
Who are these new vamps?
Lead by Shane Powers (Angus Sutherland, half-brother to Kiefer Sutherland, who played David in the original film) these vampires are all about thrills. Surfing, dirt bikes, skateboarding, you name it. The other vampires are Kyle (Shaun Sipos), Jon (Kyle Cassie), and Erik (Merwin Mondesir). These vampires rule Luna Bay and destroy anyone who gets in their way.
The origins of the Tribe are explored in the four-part comic book mini series Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs.
Legendary horror film actor Tom Savini plays the vampire Van Etten, who meets The Tribe at the very beginning of the film.
Official Photos from The TribeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Casting for The Tribe
Corey Feldmam -- Edgar Frog
Corey Haim -- Sam Emerson
Autumn Reeser -- Nicole Emerson
Angus Sutherland -- Shane
Tom Savini -- Van Etten
Tad Hilgenbrink -- Chris Emerson
Jamison Newlander -- Alan Frog
Moneca Delain -- Lisa Thompson
Shaun Sipos -- Kyle
Alexander Calvert -- Grom
Sarah Smyth -- Hayden
P.J. Pesce -- Garlic Salesman
Merwin Mondesir -- Erik
Kyle Cassie -- Jon
The DVD Release
of The Tribe
The movie is now available through Warner Home Video/Warner Premiere. There are three releases:
A single disc rated edition with both wide screen and full screen formats.
An Uncut, Unrated single disc edition with both wide screen and full screen formats.
An Uncut, Unrated Blu-Ray edition with a bonus Digital Copy.
Special features include two featurettes about The Tribe and Edgar Frog; alternate endings to the film (featuring a familiar face from The Lost Boys; 3 Yeah Whatever music videos (Downfall, Hell Is Full, & It's Over Now); and a video for a new remix of Cry Little Sister by G Tom Mac. The movie is rated R for gore, violence, and sexual situations.
Filming locations include Malibu, California, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The cast includes cameos by Corey Haim (Sam Emerson) and Jamison Newlander (Alan Frog). Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jami Gertz are not in this movie.
The soundtrack to Lost Boys: The Tribe is also now available. It features songs by Yeah Whatever, G Tom Mac, and Aiden.
Truth, Justice, and the American Way
The return of Edgar Frog
The movie contains much-hyped return of Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog. Many things have happened to the vampire hunter in 21 years... things Edgar is reluctant to reveal.
Now living and working in Luna Bay, shaping surf boards when not hunting suck monkeys, Edgar comes to the aid of Chris Emerson.
The prequel comics The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs, a four-part set explores the years between The Lost Boys and Lost Boys: The Tribe. It also explains how Alan Frog became a vampire, which is shown in an "alternate ending" on the DVD bonus disc.
During the credits of Lost Boys: The Tribe, we see a show down between Edgar and Sam Emerson, now a vampire. Unfortunately, how Sam became a vampire is not explained, neither by the film nor the comic books.
Stills, Behind the Scenes, and Press PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Death by Washington Monument!
Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs
On May 14th, 2008, DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint released the first issue in a four-issue comic called The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs.
The story spans from 1990 (three years after The Lost Boys) to 2007 (a year before the events of Lost Boys: The Tribe) and chronicles the adventures of Edgar & Alan Frog and their friend Sam Emerson. The story is said to touch on members of the original gang of vampires the Lost Boys and the origins of Shane, leader of The Tribe. It will also feature Chris and Nicole Emerson and how they came to Luna Bay.
Written by screenwriter Hans Rodionoff, who wrote the script for Lost Boys: The Tribe, the comic series is set to bring fans up to date just in time for the release of the sequel.
The Viral Campaign
Although The Tribe will not see a theatrical release, Warner Bros has gone ahead and added to the hype by starting a viral campaign for the movie via online websites.
Lost Boys: The Tribe -- Official website with the trailer and a link to sign up for email updates about the movie's release.
The City of Luna Bay (closed)-- Fictional website for the city of Luna Bay, California (the setting of the film.) With listings of events, links to local shops and lodging, it seems pretty run-of-the-mill until you find the Luna Bay Paranormal Investigations link. On the page is a biography for Edgar Frog. It is also noted that tours have been canceled and several investigators are missing...
Luna Bay Sheriff's Department (closed)-- Official site for the police presence in Luna Bay. Offers tips on how to stay safe while having fun in the town.
California Coastal Missing Persons Foundation (closed) -- A site that lists ads for missing persons. It also has a map that shows the relation of Luna Bay to Santa Carla and notes that several of the ads have been removed and the site has been recently hacked. Among the missing is a Lisa Emerson.
Frog Brothers Surf Company (closed) -- The website for Edgar Frog's surfboard company. four types of surfboard models are shown, one called "The Vamp".
A fan's rant
Although much-hyped, Lost Boys: The Tribe turned out to be a disappointing film. The film basically copied the original movie, updating it only via foul-language, contrived plot points, bad acting, and terrible special effects.
None of the magic of The Lost Boys was captured in The Tribe. There is no single person to place blame upon; the fault lies with both Warner Bros and director PJ Pesce for making a contrived "sequel" that was only riding the coattails of the original. The only reason this was ever made was for money. A sad commentary on how low the film industry as gone.
As for the "return" of Corey Haim, and Jamison Newlander, these poor guys were relegated to "deleted scenes". In fact, these scenes were better then anything left in the film!
For fans and new comers, the choice remains yours as to whether you choose to see Lost Boys: The Tribe. But I personally cannot recommend it.
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More About The Tribe
- Lost Boys: The Tribe - Official Site
The sequel to the 1987 cult hit The Lost Boys takes us to the shady surf city of Luna Bay, California, where vampires quickly dispatch anyone who crosses their path.
- Lost Boys: The Tribe
Official IMDB entry for The Tribe.
- Lost Boys: The Tribe - MTV Movies
MTV Movies page about The Tribe with exclusives interview clips featuring Corey Feldman.