The Two Coreys: Now with 50% less Corey

The subhead on the San Francisco Chronicle‘s SF Gate home page got it wrong about Corey Haim.

According to the Chron, “The 1980s teen star of Lost Boys and Lucas struggled with drugs as an adult.”

That’s exactly backward. Corey Haim didn’t struggle with drugs. He struggled to be without drugs. Apparently, he lost.

The Associated Press obituary offers a telling quote Haim gave to the British tabloid The Sun in a 2004 interview:

I was working on Lost Boys when I smoked my first joint. I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack.

Dude… cocaine and crack are the same thing. That’s like saying, “I used to drink water, then I switched to melted ice.” No wonder you couldn’t quit.

One wishes that it were possible to say that Haim’s passing comes as a shock. Sadly, the real shock is that he survived this long. Or perhaps that the other Corey, Feldman, didn’t do himself in first. (At last check, Corey Feldman still lives. But keep watching this space, just in case.)

In the climactic scene in Haim’s best-known film, The Lost Boys, lead vampire Max (played by Edward Herrmann) tells Haim’s character, “Don’t ever invite a vampire into your house, you silly boy. It renders you powerless.”

Corey Haim invited the vampire into his house, and in the end, it rendered him powerless.

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