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Last year, we told you about a book from author Paul Davis about the making of An American Werewolf In London called Beware The Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf In London. And now Davis is back with a new, equally comprehensive look at the making of Joel Schumacher’s 1987 vampire cult classic, Lost In The Shadows: The Story Of The Lost Boys. Speaking with A.V. Club contributor Mike Vanderbilt over at Daily Grindhouse, David says he wasn’t planning on writing another book, until his publisher and an especially enthusiastic crowd at a screening of The Lost Boys changed his mind. ”As soon as the movie started, the crowd erupted like a rock concert,” he says. “I got goosebumps and my fiancé immediately nudged me and said, ‘this is your next book.’”

The book includes interviews with much of the cast and crew of the film—including Schumacher, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, and Richard Donner—along with exclusive images from the personal archives of stars like Corey Haim. DG has an excerpt from the book explaining how they filmed the infamous maggot-eating scene in the film—lemon juice and something called “rice worms” were involved—but if you want to read all the sweaty, greased-up dirt on Sax Man, you’ll have to pre-order Lost In The Shadows: The Story Of The Lost Boys at the publisher’s website.

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