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The Blackest Eyes Honors Corey Haim

The Blackest Eyes Honors Corey Haim

Mar 10, 2010

I feel a weird kind of emptiness today after learning about the death of Corey Haim.  For many of us who grew up in the 80’s, the “two Coreys” were a regular part of our lives and vocabulary.  Upon reflection about Haim’s childhood career, it seems that he was in many more hit 80’s movies than he really was.  Nevertheless, those few movies that he did create made a lasting impression and caused millions of movie goers to fall in love with the mannerisms and person of Corey Haim.

Haim is obviously most well known for his 1987 role as “Sam” in the hit movie The Lost Boys.  Regardless of your take on The Lost Boys (its a great vampire movie, but no where near the best of the genre as it is sometimes labeled), the movie teems with quotable line after quotable line.  Virtually every line in the movie is memorable.  Add to that a great soundtrack and great performances, Haim had a great hit on his hands.  I always enjoyed the relationship between Michael and Sam as brothers.  And Haim’s dog Nanook is one heck of a great name.

Fans might not be as familiar with Haim’s role in Silver Bullet (which predated The Lost Boys) and Watchers, both horror films.  So, for his work in this genre that we love so much and for being a character that we will quote for years and years to come, we say thank you.

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