Monday, March 10, 2014

On This Day In 2010...

On this day in 2010, actor Corey Haim died of pneumonia at the age of 38. Haim made his feature film debut in 1984 and quickly ascended to teen heartthrob status, becoming a regular fixture on the covers of magazines like Tiger Beat and Bop. Although he was one of the highest paid teen stars of the 80's, appearing in a string of successful films throughout the decade, serious drug problems quickly derailed Haim's career. By the early 1990's, before he was even 20 years old, the Haimster was relegated to the lowly direct-to-video market. Still his drug problems continued to spiral out of control, leading Haim file for bankruptcy in 1997. Although he continued to pursue acting for the rest of his years, Haim spent more time in rehab than in front of a camera. And even in the has-been sanctuary that is reality television a comeback proved elusive. 

Feeling nostalgic? Checkout some of Haim's movies from the library.

License To Drive – 80’s teensploitation cheese at its finest! This film was released at the height of Haim’s popularity and was one of his biggest hits.

Coreyography by Corey Feldman – The two Coreys were BFF both on and off screen. This new memoir details the behind the scenes abuse at the heart of Haim’s self destruction. 

Posted by Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk