Watched this afterwards. Much much better than Lost Boys. I realize comparisons between original and remake are inevitable, but I liked both about the same.
Remake a little more, but that’s also the one I saw first. I don’t care one way or the other re:cutting Billy’s character in the remake. It was fine either way. Contemporary vampire stories seemed to have dropped the thrall-like character, unless they’re NPCs associated with a minor vampire character.
Amy I expected to dislike, simply because heroines of old movies tend to be… problematic. But she’s a pretty active character whose actions delay Jerry’s attack on Charley until Peter Vincent gets involved. The club scene is bad, but I guess I rewrote bits of it in my head? More to come on that later. I like goofy dance scenes.
I can understand why Evil Ed is so memorable, but he’s gross and creepy so I liked the way the remake changed his character’s involvement in the plot. Plus I think the remake did a better job of conveying how tempting Jerry’s offer is (even if it makes Charley more of a douche in the remake).
Chris Sarandon was creepy, William Ragsdale’s blank/scared looks reminded me of Keanu Reeves, and at one point I thought I saw Helen Hunt. In conclusion,
I forgot to finish this sentence whoops edit the rest in there I would rewatch this.