Growing up in the 1980’s I remember movies just about more than anything else. I was an active kid during the day, but at night it was movie time. My overall opinion is the best moments of our cinematic history took place in the 80s. The reason for these thoughts is that Corey Haim just passed away. I realize all the trouble he has had since the days of “License to Drive,” and “The Lost Boys.”
But to me he was a 1980’s icon. Anytime I think about all those countless nights hanging with my cousins watching all these great films, it’s hard not to picture Corey Haim. I think he will always have a place in my memory of being a kid. I think we overhype the deficiencies of the people who entertain us, although addiction is a problem, and it was for him, I can’t help but think of him only as that young kid crashing his grandfathers Cadillac, or wearing garlic to bed, b/c he was afraid his brother would bite his neck in the night. Corey Haim was my hero growing up through some pretty rough shit. We all have our personal stories, and we all hopefully had something to turn to. My escape was watching film with young actors like Corey Haim. He made me think being young was cool, or being sort of silly and screwing up was alright. He made me enjoy the moments in my life when things were tough, and I wasn’t sure what the hell was going on or who I was. I am sad to see him go, especially in the light that it appears he went. But his face will always be iconic to me; it will always be the nostalgic emotion of the 1980s. Rest in piece dude, you were great. Thank you!