Part of what made Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys such a hit in 1987 was that it overflowed with fun, quirky characters. From the wacky grandpa and hippy mom to the heavy metal vamps and naïve Sam—all were a joy to watch. But none of them were as zany as Edgar and Alan, the Frog Brother, played by Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander. And while we’ll be meeting a new iteration of the Frogs in the CW’s upcoming Lost Boys TV Series, they’ll be named Cassy and Liza.
On Collider’s Witching Hour Podcast, hosts Haleigh and Perri got the scoop on the gender-swap from fellow horror journalist Jeff Sneider. This might be a good move for the CW, who clearly target a largely female audience, but you know hardcore Lost Boy fans are going to gripe! My only complaint is that it obliterates the Edgar Allan Poe pun!
Check out the Lost Boys portion of The Witching Hour podcast at the top of the article to join the debate! As for the TV series, we don’t know much at this time, but we’ll keep you posted as additional details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, take a stroll down Memory Lane by revisiting the trailer and synopsis for 1987’s The Lost Boys below.
Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.