I think everybody knows by now that Corey Haim passed away from an apparent drug overdose on Wednesday. I don't have much to say about Haim other than that I loved him in Lost Boys, I dug The Two Coreys on A&E, and despite whatever problems he was going through in recent years, he seemed like a genuinely nice guy. Haim was at a Monster Mania convention back in 2008 that I attended and while I didn't shell out the dough to meet him, I remember seeing him in the lobby as I was walking out of the hotel and observing him for a couple minutes. He looked pretty worse for wear but despite that, he had a smile on his face and seemed happy to talk to and take pictures with the many fans who were crowding around him. Whatever he was going through and whatever may have caused his death doesn't really matter to me, as it shouldn't to anyone else either. Let's remember The Frog Brothers, let's remember the entertainment he provided for us, and let's leave it at that.
We also lost two other figures in the horror community this month that unfortunately slipped by under the radar due to the fact that they weren't household names...
Charles B. Pierce, director of The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Legend of Boggy Creek died March 5th at the age of 71.
Although credited as simply "Nun" on IMDb, Nan Martin played the role of Amanda Krueger, Freddy's mother, in Elm Street Dream Warriors. Martin passed away March 4th at the age of 82 from complications with emphysema.
Rest In Peace.