The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch: The Lost Boys and the Single-Parent Family

Like any product of popular culture, Joel Schumacher’s stylish 1987 teen vampire film The Lost Boys reveals the social contexts surrounding its creation. This paper examines the film’s representation of family structures through the lens of three relevant analogues: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the 1970s television program The Brady Bunch.