My Favorite Performances of Corey Haim

Originally published days after his passing, I am keeping this hub up as a tribute to the underrated actor. Please feel free to leave a memory or tribute in the

If you were a child of the 80s or even a fan of the films of that great decade, you had to have been affected by the news of the Death of Corey Haim on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. I know it's a cliche they use when some celebrity dies that they were on the verge of a comeback but I have been looking forward to seeing him get back on the screen after his small role in Crank 2. It was very sad to turn on the computer that morning and see "Lost Boys star found dead at 38" with a recent photo of Haim alongside the caption.

My prayers go out to the family and friends that did know him, especially his Mother, who was already going through a struggle with cancer, one can only imagine what it must be like to lose her son.

The following is a list of my favorite performances from Corey.

Rest In Peace, Corey Haim 1971-2010.

THE LOST BOYS (1987)

By the late 80s, Wham had broken up, Hall & Oates had started winding things down a bit, The world was ready for another duo. Thank God for Joel Schumacher, who I will forgive for Batman & Robin only because he had the foresight to put the Coreys, Feldman & Haim together. This is where it all began! Here's The trailer.

Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)

Horror Classic? Not in the least, however, I feel his performance in this film has been overlooked in the media coverage of the last few days. He was very believable in his role of a handicapped boy in a small town besieged by Werewolf attacks. Here is the trailer of which he is only in at about the 1:05 mark.

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (1989)

my personal favorite of the Coreys team-up. Everything about this film is so right. Funny, dramatic, Beautiful, touching story. There is a Dream A Little Dream 2 that does not have much in the way of the dramatic, beautiful, or touching but it still has it's moments if you have the right mindframe going in.

 

Prayer Of The Rollerboys (1990)

Definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. Please do not go through life without at least seeing this once.

Comments 34 comments

kim 6 years ago

RIP Corey, He was so cute.

What you wrote with the Lost Boys trailer was funny.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Thank You, Kim. for your comment.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

Beautiful "tribute"....I wrote a hub called "Lost Boy" and put a pic up of him, but he was just one of the one's that I knew a long time ago......sad really.....the entertainment industry is very difficult.....Best, G


carrie 6 years ago

he will be missed.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

GPAGE, Thank You for the nice comment. I liked your hub as well.

carrie, yes by us fans and more importantly those who were his friends and family.


Haimgirl 6 years ago

This was beautiful, I can tell you are a very passionate person for writing this.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Thank you Haimgirl, nice name BTW, I just wrote this as a fan of his movies.


les 6 years ago

license to drive is still funny today. rip haimster


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

it's been about 5 years now since I last saw License and yeah, it was still funny then.

Thanks for stoppingby, Les


glenn beck 6 years ago

you're right! chicks did dig the coreys


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

thanks... the real Glenn Beck? would imagine he to have a differing view. heh


Jane Hathaway 6 years ago

LOL@Wham 'n' Hall & Oates


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

I only say it cuz it was true, lol. thanks for stopping by. Jane.


jane hathaway 6 years ago

no argument there.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Okay then. Thanks again, Jane


Kimber 6 years ago

Beautiful, sweet and funny. RIP COREY :(


Ian 6 years ago

What did you think of Fast Getaway 1 and 2?


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Kimber, Thanks for your comment.

Ian, yeah, I did like the first FG, have not seen FG2 yet.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

bat115,

I agree this was a tragedy, but it's one we've seen played out way too often!!!!!!!!! Some folks just can't take being a celebrity. I loved Corey in "Lucas".


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

yep, that was a good movie! Thanks for stopping by, Mr. Whitworth!


Randy 6 years ago

I can tell you're a true Coreys afficionado. In my day, it was David & Shaun Cassidy if you wanted to impress the ladies.


Jacky 6 years ago

Roller Boys was so bad that I can not help to watch it over and over again.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Randy & Jacky - Thank You for your comments. I guess I am to sit through some of their films more than once. ha!


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast

Reading your hub made me think about my tweens. The two Coreys, John Hughes, Michael Jackson passing away made me really think of that 80s era. I always kind of thought high school would be so interesting because of the movies and music and getting to be older would be cool. I kinda feel that I missed out.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States

Hey, I went through a few of the Corey Haim hubs, and decided to hook your hub up to mine, about celebrity deaths. You have an informative hub. I liked that you wrote about a few of his movies.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Flightkeeper - Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my hub! Yeah, it is especially sad how we lost some of our childhood/teen heroes all in a manner of months.

Angela Michelle - Thanks for leaving your nice comment as well. I'll be sure to check out your hub!


Frankie 6 years ago

Love the Coreys Flicks butttt Rollerboys sucked!

Sad to see his career & life flushed down the toilet. He did have some talent.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

Thanks for the nice comment, Frankie! come on, show Rollerboys some love! lol.


Ricky V 4 years ago

Happy 40th to the Haimster-


Nicole 4 years ago

The truth is out there


Dakota 3 years ago

Sad to think he no longer here.


harv 3 years ago

don't forget blown away. a classic.


Pete 3 years ago

Hollywood chewed him up and spat him out, so sad.


guin 3 years ago

Another sad loss. No childhoodvfor him.

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