Gary Dauberman recommends the 1987 vampire tale as ideal October viewing

By Clark Collis
October 07, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

As the writer of Annabelle: Creation and the co-writer of It, Gary Dauberman may have caused more people sleepless nights than any other screenwriter this year. But what spooky movie does Dauberman recommend EW readers watch over Halloween?

“Oh, man, that’s a tough one,” says the writer. “I will tell you a movie I revisited last week that I hadn’t seen in a while and I forgot how far ahead of its time it really was. And that’s Lost Boys. If anybody hasn’t watched that recently, it really was ahead of its time. And it’s such a fun, scary movie. I forgot how influential it was on me at the time when it came out. And then you watch it, and you go, Oh my god, so much of the stuff I love is all packed into this movie. The scares are scary, and when the humor is there it’s funny, but it provides this lightness to contrast against all that darkness. It makes the scares pop all the more. It could be made today with the same script and it would still fit in. But look at the cast! The cast is so f—ing cool, and they all were game for it.”

Watch the trailer for The Lost Boys — starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, and many more — above.

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