Classic Horror Returns to OC with The Lost Boys, The Birds and Frankenstein Flicks

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Telling you there will be a screening of The Lost Boys on a big screen in Orange County should be enough to make you say, "I'm in," but there is an even greater enticement.

You can see The Lost Boys on a big drive-in movie screen surrounded by the beautiful environs of Oak Canyon Ranch.

Just make sure you wear garlic around your neck.

Dead Ringers Ride & Drive-In is presenting Joel Schumacher's 1987 cult classic Saturday, Sept. 15, and officials from the start-up company promise to hold more screenings throughout the county on their giant portable screen.

It is especially hoped that drivers of cool cars and riders of righteous motorbikes turn out, and if you don't have the latter you do have a chance to win one. There will be a raffle at The Lost Boys showing for a rebuilt '81 Honda CB650 motorcycle. Attendees will also be treated to music from indie rock band the Union Line, and food can be purchased from concession stands and food trucks.

The plan is to open at 5:30 p.m., have the band start playing at 7 and then The Lost Boys rolls at 8 p.m.. Tickets are what Dead Ringers calls "a recession-friendly" $10. Pre-sale tickets are available at

Founders Amy Hood, Jennifer Hood and Lindsey Bro say they will strive to present a 1950s-style social outing once a month. They are also teaming with local schools and charities for fund-raiser opportunities. For more information, visit

Set in Santa Cruz, which has been called the weird murder capital of the world, The Lost Boys is about two teen brothers from Arizona who move to California and clash with the lads who already live here--and just happen to be vampires. This was long before the Twilight craze, and it stars Kiefer Sutherland long before 24. He doesn't once scream, "PUT DOWN YOUR WEAPON!" A young Jason Patric and Jami Gertz also star, and The Lost Boys is one of the '80s movies responsible for your confusing the Coreys, Haim and Feldman.

The Oak Canyon Ranch screening should get you in a right proper mood for remastered horror classics that are also coming to Orange County.

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