Sad news, folks.

Lost Boys and Batman Forever director, Joel Schumacher has passed away, following a year-long battle with cancer. The director was 80 years’ old.

From St. Elmo’s Fire and Flatliners, to Phone Booth, and The Phantom of the Opera, Schumacher had a successful career in the film industry. Many of his films became cult favourites, in particular The Lost Boys – a fondly remembered vampire movie which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

Image: ©Warner Bros.

It would also be fair to say that Schumacher had a controversial career too, having famously introduced the infamous ‘Bat-nipples’ in Batman Forever and the oft-derided Batman & Robin. In fact, the Bat-nipples incident and Schumacher became pretty inseparable.

Now I know that many fans did not care for Batman & Robin, but personally I loved it. I have spoken at great length on this blog about my feelings toward Batman & Robin as I genuinely enjoy the movie.

I was (and still am) a fan of multiple Schumacher films, including Lost Boys, Falling Down and Flatliners. I am saddened by his passing.

Image: ©Columbia Pictures

Should you wish to know more about the director’s career, please take a look at my post ‘Joel Schumacher movies – In order’, which I recently posted on I’ll Get Drive-Thru. This will give you a favour of his work.

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