Friday, February 10, 2012

I'll tumble 4 ya Blogfest

I'm definitely a child of the '80's. I still have my Pound Puppy and Cabbage Patch doll. I still own a cassette player. I even have a box of mixed tapes I recorded off the radio. Including ones of the Dr. Demento show.

I was also one of those girls who plastered her walls (and ceiling) with cute teenage heart throbs... and monsters from Fangoria magazine. My favorite movie was The Lost Boys. I watched it daily. I knew every line.

I had a huge crush on Corey Haim.

And Corey Feldman.

In my fantasy world, I could have both Coreys.

It's a very good thing it was only fantasy and I grew out of my Coreys phase. They didn't handle fame very well. Just like another one of my crushes at the time: River Phoenix. Rest in peace, guys. (Yes, I know Feldman didn't die, but his career did!)

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  1. Awesome crush... I loved Lost Boys, and I was in love with Keither Sutherland and the vamps with their long, punky hairstyles. Where my vampire love really started. I watched that movie so many times, that my mom ended up calling it the Michael movie, because I'd have it playing really loud, and all mom heard from the other room was Michael's name being called out...hehehe

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    1. That's awesome! I grew into liking the vamps, but I wanted to be the hero, so it was the good guys for me. I wanted a husky named Nanook too!

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  2. Most kids can't handle fame at an early age...some manage to make their way back.....worthy crushes despite the tragedy.

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    1. It's sad. I'm glad to see the newer generation, like the Harry Potter actors, handling it much better.

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  3. Oh yes, I remember the Corys. And Pound Puppies! :)

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    1. Pound Puppies were so cute and velvety soft!

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  4. It's such SUCH a shame what happened to the Corey's. Both had brillant careers ahead of them If they made different choices. Nice selection though. :)

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    1. Thanks! And it is a shame. They were talented young people.

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  5. I loved the Lost Boys, Kiefer Sutherland was my fave there and that was probably the movie that started my ongoing love of vamps. The Coreys were definitely a cautionary tale for young actors, a real shame.
    Great picks! :)

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    1. I grew to love Kiefer myself. And he does have a fabulous career!

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  6. awesome movie! the original paranormal ya!
    jason patric was my fave.
    and so many young actors fall into the glamour trap and dont make it out.
    great post =)

    have a hearts & flowers weekend!

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    1. Ha! I never thought of it that way. You're right. It is one of the first YA paranormals! :)

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  7. Corey, Corey, and Fangoria monsters - I like it!! Where were girls like you when I was in high school? All the ones I knew thought horror films were disgusting.

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    1. I was hiding out in a dark corner of the library reading. I had no one to share my love of horror with back then. Thankfully we have the internet now to find like-minded individuals. :)

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  8. Always liked Feldman more than Haim, though I didn't have crushes on either of them . . .

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    1. I flopped back and forth between them depending on the movie. And they were in a few movies together!

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  9. Corey Haim was one of my favorites, as well as River Phoenix. They are both missed :(

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    1. It's a shame. They were a big part of my teen years.

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  10. Ah, the Coreys - you must've been in heaven w/ Lost Boys. I was, sadly, taken w/ the vampire in that one...but at least the vampire knew how to manage his career a bit better than the boys, eh?

    I think I'm having way too much fun on this fest - thank you so much for indulging me. :)

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    1. *LOL* Yes, the vamps know about career management. It's why they're so long lived!

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  11. Oh, the Corey's! Great pick. I loved the Dr. Demento show. Have a few of those songs on my playlist.

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    1. I'm surprised to read a few people on here heard of the Dr. Demento show. If I had known it back then, I wouldn't have felt like the only listener!

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  12. Dr. Demento! (Fish heads, fish heads, roley poley fish heads ...)

    I was waiting for someone to mention the two Coreys.

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    1. Hehehe! I'm surprised others remember Dr. Demento.

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  13. Lost Boys was such a great movie! I should go back and watch it again. Great choices!

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    1. I haven't watched it in years either. Need to do that!

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  14. Holy crap, the Coreys! I had major love for Feldman, massive, wrote him a fan letter love. Wow, I can't believe I just admitted that, I feel a little...old LOL!

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    1. I wrote dozens of fan letters to the Coreys. Drew them pictures and made collages. I'm feeling old today too!

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  15. Haim but not Feldman for me... sorry, just drifted off for a moment there lol

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  16. Lost Boys was fantastic. Loved that movie, still do really.

    I am surprised that there were not more postings today on the Coreys.

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    1. I'm surprised too. The Coreys were all over the place back then.

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  17. Lost Boys! I actually sort of liked Keifer best. Sad that the two Coreys got raked over by fame so badly.

    And, Yay! I get to be follower 200!!

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    1. I grew later to like Kiefer the best too. And thanks for following and making it 200! I'll be having a giveaway some time very soon and everyone can thank you. :)

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  18. Corey Haim was excellent in Lucas. I watched that movie countless times--and not for Charlie Sheen. You still have a cassette player? You're so lucky!

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    1. I remember Lucas. It's been years since I've seen it.

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  19. The Coreys! I agree with you here completely. :)

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    1. I'm surprised I didn't see more of them in the blogfest!

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  20. The Lost Boys was an awesome movie. I should watch it with my son. Another cool vampire movie.

    Yes, it's too bad when child stars can't handle their money and fame well.

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    1. I can't wait until my son is old enough to watch all those "old" movies with!

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  21. Wanna hear something scary... there is a Corey in our family and I hope he never hears about the "other" Coreys.... he's going to be madddd at me :)

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    1. Hahaha! Was that Corey named after one of the Coreys?!

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  22. I hate to get such a kick out of the picture of both Corey's. I'm sure they were smokin hot back in the day. lol. I did love River Phoenix. :(

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  23. A bittersweet post and a nice one. Forced to choose, which Corey did you like better?

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    1. Oh, tough question. I think I would have chosen Corey Haim as he was the cuter, taller, and seemingly the sweeter one.

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  24. Pound puppies!!!

    Both Coreys? Well, dear, we can't have it all.

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    1. Yes, I was a bit ambitious in my desires back then!

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  25. Ha! Fantastic picks. I remember very much crushing on Corey Haim during the scene in "The Lost Boys" when he's singing in the bathtub. :)

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  26. Oh, I had forgotten about River Phoenix. He was such a talent, I remember feeling terrible when he died.

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  27. I still have a few cassette players around the house as well as hundreds of cassettes that I don't listen to very much. A lot of great music there, but I have a ton of CDs that I don't listen to much either.
    The 80s were a fine time for me.


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    1. I haven't listened to any of my cassettes or CDs in a long time either. It's hard to part with them, though.

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  28. Oh, Corey Feldman and River Phoenix! I haven't thought of them in years. I'm just loving this blogfest. All the memories! ALl the pictures! Thank you.

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    1. I had great fun with the blogfest too. A fun trip down memory lane! :)

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  29. I loved The Lost Boys! another 80's movies I watched all the time was The Goonies- also has Corey Feldman in it.

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    1. I still love The Goonies! Oh, to have gone on adventures like that when I was a kid. :)

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  30. Ah, The Lost Boys! I recently bought it for my teenage daughter to enjoy - and she did! Excellent choice - I have to say I was more into Jason Patric at the time, though!

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    1. That's awesome your daughter loved it! I can't wait to share all the classics with my son when he gets old enough.

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  31. I remember Dr. Demento!! Wow, haven't thought of that show in years!! And I loved The Lost Boys but I swooned for Jason Patric - yummy!! He was so cute!

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    1. Great to see another Dr. Demento fan! A lot of people seemed to have liked Jason Patric. I was the Coreys' age, so they fit perfectly for me.

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  32. Who didn't have a crush on both Corey's? I was an 80's lady, having grown up through the 70's. But I graduated HS in 1980. Does that count :)

    ......dhole

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  33. RIP, indeed :( It's so sad what fame does to a person sometimes! But then, you don't have to be famous to end that way, urrgh okay moving onto cheerier subjects! The Coreys were certainly popular in their time.

    Speaking of 'downward spirals', I saw Edward Furlong a couple of years ago at a sci-fi/fantasy convention, and he was really unfriendly (and a bit worn-out looking) and clearly just there to get some more money 'cause obviously he's run out.

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    1. Wow, Edward Furlong. Still riding out the Terminator fame? I've met a few celebrities at conventions like that. Thankfully there are still some wonderful and nice ones out there that make the convention trek worthwhile.

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    2. Yeah, a friend and I went up to say hi and he just kind of grunted & kept looking at his phone :P

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  34. Oh yeah... I had a huge crush on Corey Feldman. Major hots. Not so much on Haim, but definitely Mouth. He has a blog too you know? I stumbled onto it once... kinda cool.. he still has girls crushing on him tho. :)

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