Were you paying attention when you saw this Tom Cruise hit film from 1986? Take this quiz then challenge your friends!
Vampire lovers rejoice, the 1987 hit comedy-horror film "The Lost Boys" will be adapted as a 7 part anthology series on the CW. Director Rob Thomas says that since vampires stay young forever, each season explores the Lost Boys in a different decade. The beginning would be “1967 Summer of Love Haight-Ashbury to be specific.”
Thomas said that since the series will be going past the 1980's, in which the vampires died in the movie, he will invent a new group of Lost Boys. “They’re similar young vampires all sort of living this sort of Peter Pan–like existence of never having to grow up, getting turned into vampires when they’re in their early 20s,” Thomas said. “They can stay young and beautiful and cool forever.”
Season One: San Francisco 1960's
“Vampires stay the same age, so those vampires that we meet in the ’80s in the original Lost Boys movies could exist in the 1960s version,” Thomas said. “We could run into them there as well. We might not even have to wait until the ’80s to see that other Lost Boys crew.”
Season Two: New York City 1970's
“One of the things that I wanted to do was to center the show in places where youth culture was in flux,” Thomas said. “I would love to do 1978 New York, death of disco, birth of punk rock. Just places where it’s all happening would be great.”
Season Three: Austin 1980's (Not Santa Carla)
“One of the ideas would be to do the ’80s in Austin,” Thomas said. “It’s where I grew up in the ’80s. I would love to do the ’80s in Austin not because it’s the perfect location, but because I know the ’80s in Austin.” Thomas did mention that th eLost Boys might visit Santa Carla in this season.
Season Four: Seattle 1990's
Thomas said that this season would revolve around the 1990's grunge movement.
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Season Six: ?
Season Seven: Modern Day 2024
A seventh season would catch up to what will then be the new decade.
“In seven seasons we would catch up with present day,” Thomas said. “Technically we could be playing the 2024 election in seven years.”
Was Micky Dolenz of The Monkees the one that was really blowing Toni Basil's mind?
"Mickey" is a 1981 song recorded by Toni Basil on her debut album Word of Mouth. Originally written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as "Kitty", it was first recorded by UK music group Racey during 1979 appearing on their debut album Smash and Grab. Toni Basil changed the name from Kitty to Mickey to make the song about a man.
For years, it had been rumored that the name was changed to Mickey because Basil was fond of The Monkees' drummer and lead vocalist Micky Dolenz after meeting him on the set of their movie Head for which she was the choreographer; however, this claim has been denied by Basil, who said she didn't know Dolenz that well.
Two different music videos for the song were recorded, one featuring Basil with a backing band, and another featuring costuming and choreography inspired by cheerleader dance routines. Filmed in 1981, the Cheerleader video is considered the very first choreographed dance video.
The single scored number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for one week and number two in the UK Singles Chart. The song was Basil's only Top 40 success. It was named #5 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of All Time, #16 on 20 to 1's Top 20 One Hit Wonders Countdown and #57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s. It has also appeared on multiple greatest or best lists and countdowns.
6 Lesser Known Ghostbusters Facts
1. Dan Aykroyd was inspired to write Ghostbusters due to his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father all having a big interest in the paranormal.
2. John Belushi was originally envisioned to play the role of Peter Venkman, but he died before production started.
3. The movie did pay tribute to Belushi by basing the character of Slimer on him.
4. Eddie Murphy turned down the role of Winston in Ghostbusters to star in Beverly Hills Cop.
5. The film’s director, Ivan Reitman, voiced both Slimer and Zuul.
6. Iconic porn star Ron Jeremy makes a cameo as an extra in the crowd.
Two of the most oddly memorable things from the 80's are synonymous with the words "Oh Yeah!" Who could forget the scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off when Cameron shows Ferris his dad's Ferrari. It was this iconic scene that helped make Yello's 1985 song "Oh Yeah" one of the most recognizable songs of all time. Ironically, Dieter Meier, the writer of the song has admittedly still never seen the movie.
After it's use in the 1986 film the song became a 1980's Hollywood cliche. It was used in several other movies and commercials for years to come. Film critic Jonathan Bernstein observed that despite never reaching hit status, the song "has become synonymous with lust. Every time a movie, TV show or commercial wants to underline the jaw-dropping impact of a hot babe or sleek auto, that synth-drum starts popping and that deep voice rumbles, 'Oh yeah…" Dieter himself made quite the fortune from the track, investing the proceeds he eventually earned a reported $175 million from the song. I also must add that it has one of the weirdest music videos of all time...
Every 80's kid who had a wild sugar rush and that tell-tell "Kool-aid smile" will remember "Oh Yeah!" as the phrase one says after breaking through a wall.
The Kool-Aid Man has been featured in video games, cartoons, comics and much more. He even appears in modern day television shows such as Family Guy and the Simpsons. He will never be as wacky and wild as he was in those 1980's commercials. Oh Yeah!
If the 80's make you say OH YEAH, don't forget to make plans to attend the 15th Annual 80's Prom at Cain's Ballroom! Tickets are on sale now!