The Lost Boy

Until the recent death of Corey Haim, I hadn’t given much thought to the two Coreys in nearly twenty years.  As the media uncovers more and more stories and photos of Corey Haim in the last days before his untimely death, it breaks my heart to see yet another Hollywood star burn out too soon. Somewhere deep inside a broken and destitute nearly 40 year old man, hid the young Corey Haim that so many girls from my teen days loved and although I never had a teen crush on either of the two Coreys (Corey Feldman and Corey Haim), I prefer to remember them as they were back in their heyday.

 

 

Most girls back in the 80s crushed over the two Coreys in License to Drive, but my favorite films featuring them were The Lost Boys and Dream Little DreamThe Lost Boys, an iconic 80s film, had teen girls swooning over sexy vampires well before Edward, but Dream a Little Dream, haunted me for years far greater than The Lost Boys ever could.  Dream a Little Dream introduced me to a unique fantasy plot and a story line that I have since seen played over many times again in other films and novels, but since that first introduction, these twisted, body switching, time traveling tales attracted my attention into my adult years.

 

More than creating a love for fantasy genre, both films also reinforced my love for movie soundtracks.  (As I mentioned in earlier posts, I’ve always loved movie soundtracks, thanks to John Hughes and other directors making careful consideration when selecting music to match scenes.)  Echo and the Bunnymen’s version of People are Strange from The Lost Boys opened my music world to The Doors.

 

 

But I attribute Dream a Little Dream bringing me Into the Mystic and discovering the world of Van Morrison’s music.  Until Corey Haim passed away, I had completely forgotten about this movie, which is where I first heard Into the Mystic and the song how moved me way back when.

 

 

As the news agencies delve deeper into the reasons behind Corey Haim’s death, an uncanny irony unfolds as we learn how this poor soul became a true lost boy who got caught up in the crazy world of drug addiction. Although we may never know the root of Corey Haim’s addiction, Hollywood and its walking undead resembles the town of Santa Carla more and more.

 

 

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11 thoughts on “The Lost Boy

  1. You aren’t that much older than me because I do remember the two Coreys. I also remember The Lost Boys. Can’t say I’ve ever heard these songs though.

    Hope you are feeling well. Happy (Music) Monday!!

  2. I don’t even know who the two Coreys were. But The Doors were one of my favorites growing up 🙂 Loved the video and your thoughts on this my friend. Hollywood can be an evil town if you ask me 🙂

  3. dream a little dream was one of my favorite movies! and of course the lost boys is a classic. though i never crushed on either corey either there is no doubt they were a huge part of my teenage years and losing one is heartbreaking.

  4. What waste another star dies from drugs… accidental or not rx drugs or not a drug seems to be behind most of these deaths. Love the Doors this could have been my theme as a kid honestly…LOL.

  5. its been so weird the past year seeing all these people from “my time” passing in such tragic ways. both great songs. unfortunate inspiration.

  6. I loved “The Lost Boys”.I still have a copy of it in fact. I remember the 2 Coreys very well from my teen years. Very sad about Corey haim.=(
    People are strange is another one of my songs!
    never quite have been “normal” lol
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!
    Have a grea week~
    Carly

  7. You have amazing taste in music!!!! I loved Lost Boys the movie and the music – Jason Patric – forget about it – so very sad on the death of Cory – from a beautiful and talented young man to a hard life as an adult..
    Not to sound morbid but Into the Mystic is my song – I want this song sang at my funeral… love love this song…. Van Morrison – love his music.. this singer not bad at all…
    Happy MM!

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