He turned down a role for Haim in The Mosquito Coast, which was later taken by River Phoenix.Producer Stanley Jaffe approached the father to remark on Haim's gifts, and recommended that he get an agent in Los Angeles.Haim later said that he was terrified of going onstage afterward, and had resolved never to go on any stage ever again.Haim's mother told Bop at the time: "It was the first time Corey realized how well-liked he is. He said to me, 'Wow, Mom, all these girls were there for me?Weller collared Haim, throwing him up against a wall to warn him not to speak to him after a take. Haim later admitted that he was terrified by the experience.
He is that good." In 1987, Haim had a featured role as Sam Emerson, the younger of two brothers, a comic-reading teen turned vampire hunter in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys.I can turn a 'Hey, nice to see you' into 'Hey, what's up? Good to see you' and kind of make it more real." Haim starred in the horror film Watchers, adapted from the Dean R.Koontz novel, in which he played a teen who befriends a highly intelligent dog altered by military research, leading to the two being pursued.prompted his Never Too Late co-star Cloris Leachman to admonish him: "You know, that smirk you have is cute, but sometimes it looks a little fake.I would definitely practice closing your mouth a little more." Next came License to Drive, co-starring Feldman and Heather Graham, in which Haim played the lead role of Les, whose love life is crippled by a lack of a car.