It was a Sunday afternoon and we'd borrowed the video [yes, an actual VHS video ...I feel rather old now!] from someone. I even remember watching it with the curtains closed - to help the atmosphere along!
Right there and then I fell in love with the film. At that particular time I loved pretty much every last thing about it; the sharp dialogue; the theme of not fitting in; the music; the leather jackets ....the long-haired men in the leather jackets ....
And Corey Haim.
Then on Twitter today I spotted the words 'RIP Corey Haim' and did a sprint around the internet looking for more details. You just never think that someone who, every time you see them, reminds you so much of your youth can just stop being.It's just so sad.