2/19/09

The Coreys

No, not those Coreys.

I have an interview lined up for mid-march with an author named Cory Doctorow for "Geek Monthly". I'm finishing a piece on the 40th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion for a future issue, and I'm talking to him because he's one of the biggest Mansion geeks on record. A friend of mine from Doombuggies.com told me he had a special tux made for his wedding day that looked just like the Butler costumes that are worn by Disney employees in the mansion.

Last year I interviewed Corey Burton, who did the voice-over work for the Haunted Mansion Holiday Overlay.

So I think I just might have to track down more famous people named Corey and ask them what they think about the Haunted Mansion. There's the obvious question I would have to ask Corey Hart. "Do you wear your sunglasses in the mansion?"

Then for Corey Feldman...gosh, I don't know what I'd ask him. I might lose my cool a little around him. Along with Huey Lewis, Michael J. Fox in "Teen Wolf", and Harold Ramis from the first Ghostbusters, he was an early crush. Mostly thanks to his roles in, "Lost Boys" and one of the most underrated 80's dark comedies out there, "The Burbs".



Then for Corey Haim, I think I would just ask him if he's okay and buy him a cup of coffee.

I have to say, if I could go back in time and ride any Disney ride with any 80's icons...what, you don't think about these things? It would have to be the Haunted Mansion with the entire cast of "The Goonies". Because the ride would break down, and we'd have to get out of our doombuggies and get lost inside the ride, which would lead to some super-secret underground tunnels and end up in the pirate ship over at the "Pirates of the Carribean" ride. And I could ask Martha Plimpton to be my mentor.

I've had a lot of caffiene today, okay? Just go with it.

Aside from all this talk about the Coreys, if I ever own my own theater someday (Come on, winning lottery numbers!) I will show this one before, "The Burbs" as one of my first Saturday matinee double features. Enjoy the very "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" remix of the title song.



And if we wanted to make a marathon out of it, we'd go for both Ghostbusters movies, and then this...

3 comments:

  1. One sunday night not too long ago, I was was flipping through the channels (I don't have cable so it's a short trip) and found WGN was playing "Teen Wolf", to which I responded with a "Hell, yeah!" But sadly, my 28 yr old self did not find it nearly as cool as my 10 yr old self. Does that mean that "The Boy Who Could Fly" isn't as awesome as I recall either?

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  2. I think we stumbled across precisely the same showing of Teen Wolf. We get WGN for some weird reason in Muncie, and Jake was so excited to see that movie that he literally jumped out of his seat.

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  3. Omg. I love Cory Doctrow. Just finished up his book "Little Brother", and read his blogs on Boing Boing every day.

    He's really into copyright reform too, which is something I'm passionate about.

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