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“Lost Boys” Director Joel Schumacher Dies at 80

Joel Schumacher, director of seminal 80s films like “St. Elmo’s Fire” and future-podcast-episode “The Lost Boys” has passed away at the age of 80.

Perhaps most notorious for putting nipples on Batman in 1997’s “Batman and Robin”, he had a great career full of hits, including “Batman Forever”, “The Client”, and “Falling Down”.

He made a name for himself in the horror genre with 1987’s “The Lost Boys”, but also directed the very-fun “Flatliners” in 1990.

In addition to creating great movies, he also created great quotes:

When asked why he did the film, Joel Schumacher simply stated: “Vampires are hot. They’re the only erotic monsters. Frankenstein is not hot.”


In the wake of his death there have been a number of stories of Schumacher being a great person to work with, whether it was trying to prevent a teenaged Corey Feldman from descending into drugs to helping Seal craft a hit song.