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Fallen teen idol from the 1980s Corey Haim was found dead this morning in Los Angeles, possibly from a drug overdose. The star had increasingly difficult problems with drugs throughout his career.
Haim was most prominently known as one of “The Two Coreys,” (also the name of their recent short-lived reality show) who sometimes along with fellow child star Corey Feldman starred in a number of successful films in the 1980s including The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Watchers and Lucas.
In recent years he had become more of a joke and trivia question answer than anything else, and a poster child for teen stars who can’t make the transition to adulthood. Let’s hope Corey has found the peace he couldn’t find in life.
Slashers ~ Presented by Fangoria, Slashers is the ultimate Japanese game show crossed with The Running Man and a bucketful of gore. Really, what more do you need? There are enough beautiful Asian girls in short skirts any anime fan happy and enough blood and gore to thrill any torture porn Saw/Hostel fan. If you can take it, Slashers is an entertaining look at reality television and humanity in general, but it’s also an exercise in extreme bad taste that needs to be watched with a sense of humor – a sick one. That said, I liked it, a lot. And of course it’s got the catchiest theme song of any flick in a long long time. You’ll be singing it for days afterwards.
While it tries very hard to be cutting edge and in the moment, it is also very much the same formula as the original movie. And so, while it’s well done, if a bit predictable, I have the same problem here as with Lost Boys, is it really a sequel if it’s the same plot with different characters? Like I said, it’s well done, possibly worth watching on free cable, but don’t pay for it.