If this had been the pilot movie for a Lost Boys TV series aimed at the average Buffy fan, it may have actually been successful on some level. As it is, as a cheap direct to DVD straight sequel to the 1987 classic, it is an immense let down, but that isnt to say that it is an entire disaster. A brother and sister move to a small beach town, only to have the sister become involved with a new band of Gen X vampires. It is up to the brother and a surprising ally to save the girl and the town. There are plenty of throwbacks to the original film and other pop culture references, but what should have been tasteful homages feel like banal stabs at its predecessor. The acting and plot average the same level of quality as most weekly teen serials, and it moves at a stead pace with decent action and gore. The bloodshed is most surprising, with literal fountains of the red stuff spouting from the human prey. The biggest misstep the film could have taken was aligning itself with a title that has an implied level of expectation and quality. With the bar set so high, a film of this size would be hard-pressed to win over the fans. As a conventional teen horror TV episode, the film may have been received better, but as a stand alone sequel it doesnt break any new ground or offer the audience any reason to be impressed.