With the passing of Corey Haim on March 10th, we have decided that we’d like to pay a little tribute in our own way to Mr. Haim’s stellar career. First up on our agenda is 1996 film Demolition High, directed by none other than b-movie god, Jim Wynorski. In Demolition High, Haim plays Lenny Slater, a new student at Mayfield High school who hasn’t been able to fit in. He’s from the mean streets of Brooklyn, but he didn’t bargain for his school getting overrun by terrorists on his first day.
If you’re a child of the 80’s then you most certainly remember Corey Haim and the countless hits he was part of. Movies like Lucas, Dream a Little Dream, License to Drive (my favorite), Blown Away and The Lost Boys are movies every teenager watched then, and should be required watching for today’s teens. Corey was one of the biggest teen heartthrobs of the 80’s along side guys like Robert Downey Jr, Judd Nelson and another famous Corey, Corey Feldman, one of his closest friends.
Blown Away (not to be confused with the Tommy Lee Jones film) is a movie I’ve been thinking about since my high school days. The last time I saw it was right around 1993, and even back then I knew that any movie with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim was something that could be classified as classic – in a “so bad, it’s good” kind of way. Add to the mix that the last time I saw Nicole Eggert, she was playing the older sister in “Charles in Charge”… wow, this would be one for the ages. It centers around Megan (Eggert), a daughter of a rich resort owner, who’s mom dies on her 16th birthday. Ever since her mom died, she turns to a wild life of parties and living her life on the edge. Rich (Haim) is works at her father’s ski resort and saves Megan from a near death horse attack! The moment Megan invites him to a party, he steps into the deep end of a pool that he might not be able to swim out of.