Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Rest in Peace: Corey Haim
My childhood is dying off!
Why profile Corey Haim on Halloween Addict?
Well mainly because, as I've mentioned HERE I make a habit of watching The Lost Boys every October and summer. It's part of my Halloween horror movie rotation, a fun horror film and probably the only movie from Joel Schumacher that I return to.
So I'm going to be a little sad when I pop that disc in this coming summer and hear Sam say to his brother "You're a vampire I knew it!"
Michael: "I am not!"
Sam: "So what are you? The Flying Nun?!"
There was the movie adaptation of Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf, Silver Bullet, a movie I didn't see until about 5 years ago and thought was pretty mediocre (A Stephen King movie mediocre? Gasp.) Maybe the 13-year-old me would have liked it better.
(UPDATE: I just rewatched Silver Bullet as a final farewell to Corey and I've changed my mind. It's a charming little werewolf movie that's very much in step with other 80s-vibe horror movies. AND the final confrontation takes place on a full moon Halloween night. What's NOT to like?!)
I DO remember the illustration from King's Cycle of the Werewolf with the guy getting his cheek torn off. I would pull the book off the library shelf, flip the illustration and be both fascinated and disgusted at the same time. But I digress.
Then there was Watchers which I know I saw back in the day but for the life of me, can't remember a thing about.
Lastly I'm going to mention my 80s guilty pleasure License to Drive. I watched the CRAP outta License to Drive and can still recite the DMV Instructor's monologue word for word.
Not only do you get BOTH Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, but you get Richard Masur (Clark from John Carpenter's The Thing) and a very young Heather Graham. Not a bad line-up for an 80s teen comedy.
Mourn the loss. And maybe celebrate the Corey we still have with a viewing of The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe.
Mmmok maybe not.