35 years later, The Lost Boys star Kiefer Sutherland recalls a deleted ‘violent and gross’ scene and ‘creating a mullet’

Thirty-five years ago – long before that twilightAnd the real bloodor even Interview with the vampire – there was lost childrenJoel Schumacher’s classic 1987 Vampire starring Koris Feldman & Heim, Jason Patrick, Jamie Geertz, Diane West, Alex Winter, and of course 18-year-old Kiefer Sutherland as the fearsome biker who sucks blood and steals the scene.

The movie set a model for vampire elegance — thanks in part to its hip soundtrack and Sutherland’s platinum personality — but there’s one long-lost one. lost boys A spectacle that has not seen the light of day in more than three decades, so to speak, because it was “so violent and gross.”

Kiefer Sutherland in

Kiefer Sutherland in “The Lost Boys.” (Photo: Warner Bros./Everett Collection)

“There was a scene that didn’t actually make the movie that I was really excited about – mainly because it was so violent I couldn’t believe we were doing it,” Sutherland told Yahoo Entertainment. “It’s kind of like a movie – they just cut around it – but there was a guy on the beach who was bald and they made a prosthetic head. And the part of the scene I loved was literally, it was like a cake: I ate the entire back of his head and the blood just went away. Everywhere. I was instructed to just smile like a child eating a cake, and the two pictures were very scary and scary.”

Talking about his rocker image in the film, Sutherland reveals that he was inspired by one of the greatest post-punk peroxide stars of the ’80s, Billy Idol. “It’s actually a funny story. Joel Schumacher wanted my hair to be long, my hair was long at the time, and then he wanted it to be white, the look of a thousand years immortal. So, I dyed it white and my hair was naturally long, like long all over. place. And I just looked like a wrestler! I hated it, “The actor/singer-songwriter laughs.” And I just thought, “This is awful.” And Billy Idol had just come out… and looked cool. I mean, it looked bad. And so I thought, “Well, he’s got white hair. That might sound really cool. But Joel wanted my hair long. And so I actually think I might be responsible, or at least partially responsible, for making the mullet. And for that, I’m going to apologize to death.”

Brooke McCarter, Kiefer Sutherland, Billy Wirth, and Alex Winter in The Lost Boys.  (Photo: Warner Bros./Everett Collection)

Brooke McCarter, Kiefer Sutherland, Billy Wirth, and Alex Winter in The Lost Boys. (Photo: Warner Bros./Everett Collection)

After Sutherland convinced his stylist to cut the top of his hair on the second day of filming, he had some apologies to Schumacher. “He wasn’t happy with it,” Sutherland recalls with a chuckle. “But I did five movies with Joel, so we joked about it later….I think it’s [David] The character looks really cool, but it all happened it was a complete accident.”

David’s appearance was a perfect complement to the sexy soundtrack – “one of the first songs,” Sutherland proudly notes – which featured Roger Daltrey covering Elton John’s song “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” Echo & the Bunnymen doing a beam version he produced Manzarek from “People are Strange” for the doors and a collaboration between INXS and Jimmy Barnes from Cold Chisel.

“Stylistically, it left a real imprint at the time, and has stood the test of time – a true homage to Joel Schumacher,” Sutherland says. “The soundtrack was also really innovative, and it was trying to teach the film industry that music can help you not only make your movie great, but it can also help you sell it and it can work as a partner with you. And that was a really exciting time. And like I said, everyone picked it up afterwards. “.

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