The Lost Boys is a cultural icon within the horror industry and the true impact it had on American pop-culture is still unrivaled to this day. Part of its success is due in part to the locations used to film the movie, which included places in Santa Cruz, California among other key spots, including a soundstage on the back-lot.
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For those who are unfamiliar with famous locations of Santa Cruz, the boardwalk has now become something of a cultural landmark thanks to the powerful and enduring success of The Lost Boys.
Now days, the locations have a bit of an unfamiliar look to them, with a few exceptions. But there are some rare locations that still have that powerful mojo that came when The Lost Boys was released back in 1987.
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The house where the Emerson boys, mother and grandfather lived is now fenced off, but well within view of the public and still fully recognizable as the house used in The Lost Boys. But for those who might have the good fortune of going inside the house, nothing would be familiar to them as it related to The Lost Boys film. That is because all the interior shots from inside the house were filmed in a studio on the Warner Bros lot, thus making them lost in time from fans who wish to revisit them.
But what is really amazing is the nostalgia that fans of The Lost Boys would get if they visited the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, which doubled as the fictional city of Santa Carla in The Lost Boys.
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For those who want to visit the infamous cave in The Lost Boys, you will have to travel another 350 miles away from Santa Cruz, in Palo Verdes, California, according to YouTube producer “Herve Attia.”
Check out the video below for other key locations from The Lost Boys film.
[Featured Image by Warner Bros.]
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