However, Max passes every test and appears to be human.

Michael and Sam begin hanging out on the Boardwalk, which is plastered with flyers of missing people, while Lucy gets a job at a local video store run by a man named Max (Edward Herrmann), Michael becomes fascinated by Star (Jami Gertz), a young woman he spots at the Boardwalk one night and who is in a relationship with David (Kiefer Sutherland), the leader of a local gang.

Meanwhile, in the local comic book store, Sam meets brothers Edgar and Alan Frog (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), a pair of self-proclaimed vampire hunters, who warn him that Santa Carla has been infiltrated by vampires and give him horror comics to teach him about the threat.

After Michael retreats to his room, he begins to develop supernatural powers.

He realizes he is turning into a vampire, and asks Star for help, but has sex with her shortly afterwards.

Night falls and David and the gang attack the house.

The Frog brothers and Nanook manage to kill one of the vampires by pushing him in a bathtub filled with garlic and holy water, dissolving him to the bone.

The next day, Michael develops a thirst for blood and impulsively tries to attack Sam.

Sam's dog, Nanook, retaliates, pushing Michael away from Sam and biting him in the hand.

Max's objective had been to get Lucy to be a mother for his lost boys.

As Max pulls Lucy to him, preparing to transform her, he is killed when Grandpa crashes his jeep through the wall of the house and impales Max on a wooden fence post, causing him to explode. The film ends with Grandpa casually retrieving a drink from the refrigerator, seemingly oblivious to the carnage around him.

It emerges that David had intended for Michael to be Star's first kill, sealing her fate as a vampire.