7. Donner directed Feldman in The Goonies and invited him to meet with Schumacher about The Lost Boys. And when he did, the director gave Feldman a little homework to get the right feel for super-serious vampire hunter Edgar Frog: Rent Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris movies,And think Rambo.

“That’s your character. Feldman recalled his director saying to him, “I want you to meld together all these guys and make something of it.” “So, that’s what you did.”

Jamison Newlander, who played Edgar’s equally serious brother, Alan, had first encountered Schumacher when the director spoke in his acting class, so he was able to draw on that a bit when he went to the audition.

Schumacher declared in the making-of video that “The Frog brothers” will remain my favorite movie characters. They are a joy to be around. They have a singular focus.

Corey HaimAfter his stellar performance as a bullied, sweet nerd, in, Lucas (and having already starred in a werewolf movie called Silver Bullet), got the call to go down to Warner Bros. to meet Schumacher—and as soon as the director saw him, Haim recalled, “he said, ‘Hey, Sam.'”

Sam being Sam Emerson, Michael’s younger brother who thankfully happens to make friends with the town’s friendly neighborhood vampire hunters, who are raring to help Sam save Michael from David’s clutches.