KIEFER SUTHERLAND TALKS ABOUT GORY CUT FOOTAGE FROM ‘THE LOST BOYS’





Well, the scene wasn’t totally cut, as the above still shows, you can see about a second from it in the film if you look closely among all of Joel Schumacher’s flash cuts. But there’s no doubt that you were originally intended to see a much more graphic version before the 1987 vampire coming-of-age horror The Lost Boys went before the American censors the MPAA – or maybe Schumacher wanted it cut himself. Speaking to ‘Yahoo!’, star Kiefer Sutherland talks about this scene:

“There was a scene that actually didn’t make the movie that I was really, really excited about, mainly because it was just so violent I couldn’t believe that we were doing it. It’s sort of in the movie — they cut around it — but there was a guy on a beach and he was bald and they had made a prosthetic cast of his head. And the part of the scene that I loved the most was literally, it was like a cake: I ate the whole back of his head off and blood just went everywhere. I had been directed to just smile like a child having cake, and the two images were so frightening and scary.”

Sadly, it seems unlikely that the footage exists. Considering the popularity of the film, we’d have probably seen it by now if it did.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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