When it comes to vampire movies, there are many, many options to choose from, some good and so bad. One of my personal favorites is 1987 hit The Lost Boys, arguably the coolest and most fun vampire film to ever be committed to celluloid.
Sporting the awesome tagline “Sleep all day, party all night, it’s fun to be a vampire,” The Lost Boys basically plays as an 80s’ party that just happens to contain the undead. Leading that pack is Keifer Sutherland as charismatic but cruel vampire David.
Early on in The Lost Boys, when David and gang are attempting to indoctrinate the turning Michael into the fold, they swoop down and feed on a group of people around a bonfire. The scene features lots of death, but it turns out that much more was planned.
As Sutherland told Yahoo, “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.”
As Sutherland alludes to, a very quick shot from the mentioned head-eating kill survived into the final cut of The Lost Boys, but it’s nowhere close to what he describes filming. Hopefully this footage of David eating a head like cake surfaces at some point.