The Story Behind “The Coreys”

I shyly asked my coworker to check out the book for me, avoiding eye contact. (Whenever I'm reading something I consider "trashy," I'm afraid my fellow librarians will judge me.) But her face brightened and she said, "You'll have to let me know how this is. I was a Coreys fanatic too!"

Yes, I am reading Coreyography by 1980s heartthrob Corey Feldman. I love a juicy Hollywood tell-all, and this one does not disappoint. Feldman came from an abusive household, befriended Michael Jackson and developed a drug problem. But he also acted in some amazing '80s films, many with his frequent co-star and best buddy Corey Haim, who passed away in 2010. Here are a few of Feldman's best movies.

Long before teens sunk their teeth into Twilight, The Lost Boys featured The Coreys, as we affectionately called them during the Brat Pack years. When Haim's older brother falls in with the wrong bloodsucking crowd, he calls on Feldman's vampire-hunting Edgar Frog for help.

A group of friends set out on foot to find a dead body in Stand by Me, which stars a group of stellar teen actors including Feldman and the late River Phoenix.

The Goonies finds Feldman and his pals dodging booby traps and sliding down waterfalls while hunting for the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willie. This movie never gets old. It's one of those rare movies that both kids and adults adore.

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