This is the 1987 teenage vampire film, directed by Joel Schumacher. It stars Kieffer Sutherland as David, Corey Haim as Sam, Jason Patric as Michael, Jami Gertz as Star, Corey Feldman as Edgar, Dianne Wiest as the mother.
Story: Two teenage brothers Michael and Sam with their mother who has divorced, move to a small town in Northern California. Sam is befriended by two comic-book nerds who warn him about vampires living in the town. Michael meets and falls for a pretty girl named Star, who seems to like David, the leader of a gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from becoming full vampires.
This is one of the better, if not the best teen vampire movies to come out of the 1980’s. It has a very good soundtrack and is surprisingly entertaining with some real scarry moments. This said, it is obviously meant for the issues facing the adolescent. It explores the teenager’s need to find themselves and where they fit in society. In the process, they grow up and learn to deal maturely with serious issues of life including drugs, all shrouded in a humorous campy manner. Definitely easy viewing. I give this film 3 stars.