Category Archives: 80’s Movies

Corey Haim did not die from drugs coroner says

Corey Haim
Corey Haim

Drugs were not a factor in the death of actor Corey Haim. The actor’s mother placed an emergency call after finding him unconscious.

According to a reporter from the Los Angeles county coroner’s office released on May 4, the 1980s heartthrob died of natural causes from a combination of pneumonia, respiratory and heart trouble.

The coroner’s report follows California Attorney General Jerry Brown’s declaration last month that Haim obtained more than 550 prescription pills illegally from numerous doctors in the months before his death.

Haim, 38, obtained prescriptions from seven different doctors who claim they were duped into writing scripts for the troubled actor. Brown said the late actor was a “poster child” for prescription drug abuse and had been “doctor shopping” for pills. The drugs included Valium and Xanax and Vicodin, according to Brown.

Commentary: After all the drugs he had been on for the past few years, we here at i80s kind of think the drugs might have played maybe just a little role in his death.

Source: ABC News

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

That’s right. Freddy is back! The 1980s horror classic, A Nightmare On Elm Street opens [again] April 30 with a re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

One by one, Freddy terrorizes the folks on Elm Street within the curved walls of their dreams, where the rules are his, and the only way out is to wake up.

At the official A Nightmare On Elm Street’s website, you can grab photos, fan kits, check out the soundtrack, shop and find out more about the movie.  We also have a few images below from their website for you to download along with a couple of movie trailers.

Trailers:

Find A Nightmare On Elm Street Movies @ Amazon.com

1980’s Actor Corey Haim Found Dead

Corey Haim
Corey Haim

Actor Corey Haim died this morning of an apparent accidental overdose according to the Los Angeles County Coroner and the LAPD. Corey was 38.

Police said Haim was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank.

Haim was born in Ontario Canada in 1971 and as a teenager found fame in Hollywood. His first role was in 1984’s “Firstborn” with Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.

Haim rose to fame in the 80s alongside longtime pal Corey Feldman and co-starred in a number of films, including “The Lost Boys” in which he starred with Feldman. Other 1980’s films Haim had roles in were: “Murphey’s Romance“, “Lucas“, “License to Drive“,  and “Dream a Little Dream“.

In the 1990s Haim played more obscure roles however continued to work steadily in films like “National Lampoon’s Last Resort” and “Prayer of the Rollerboys.” Haim struggled with substance abuse through much of his career.

Haim reportedly suffered a drug-induced stroke in 2001 and was rushed to UCLA Medical Center and also reportedly was in and out of rehab 15 times, but cleaned up in 2004 after moving to Toronto.

80’s movie director John Hughes honored at Oscars

The Oscars took a moment for a tribute to the late John Hughes Sunday night. Hughes’ tribute was introduced by Matthew Broderick and Molly Ringwald.

The montage of great Hughes moments was followed by a handful of his most famous leading actors talking about the writing and directing legend.

On stage were actors and actresses who played roles in Hughe’s movies, some of which are considered members of the 80’s brat pack: Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, Jon Cryer, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson, and each told a Hughes anecdote. Hughes’ family was in the audience and stood to thunderous applause.

Ringwald told the audience that at 16, “Hughes saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself.” Broderick continued that a day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t tap him on the shoulder and ask “Hey Ferris, is this your day off?”

The moving montage showed key sequences from comedies that Hughes had written and directed, including ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘The Breakfast Club,’ ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation,’ ‘Some Kind of Wonderful,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Home Alone‘ and ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles.’