Let it be known that I own every Corey Haim movie and short, ever made. When I first saw him in Silver Bullet, I was infatuated with Corey. The movie wasn’t really that good, the director’s idea of a wolf man was, well, sucky. But at that point I started buying Corey’s movies regardless of how bad they were. Oh he was great in all of them, but you can’t blame him for a bad film EVER.
Let’s dispense with the older actors in the film, they were all too old to play the parts they did (The Frog Brothers were an exception to this) However I must say they all played their parts well. Grandpa was awesome. Mine was not like him at all, but when I think of an old fart curmudgeon like Paul, I think of TLB Grandpa. It makes me giggle happy – A LOT. Enough of them.
Silver Bullet was probably my first scare picture, but I didn’t see it as scary. I saw a hero. Little did I know at the time that I would soon be in a wheelchair, maybe that is what gives me the courage to continue. When Paul and I were old enough I talked him into buying The Lost Boys. I think we both love it, even leaving out the bath tub scene. Big guys scare me enough, so the vamps and Jason Patric all scared the hell out of me through the movie. I think younger bullies would have been just as good as they were though.
Corey was my hero, and a hero to millions of others. Then he died. It was 2010, I was 20 years old. Paul is the one that told me of Corey’s passing. He sent me the link. Brussel Sprouts That is a different Corey. Corey Haim is our age!
That is when I first looked up the dates on the movies. Corey Haim was gone. The media, as it had so many others, fooled me into thinking my favorite actor was my age. He was 38 when he died, and even though he was much older than I ever imagined, I was crushed.
Over the top acting, music, photography, special effects, and directing (Thank you Richard Donner), The Lost Boys (1987) will always be near the top of my list. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.
What movie comes before The Lost Boys you may ask? Another Corey Haim film, Lucas.