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The Return of The Frog Brothers: Corey Feldman Reveals All!

The Return of The Frog Brothers: Corey Feldman Reveals All!

The ‘Lost Boys’ exploded onto the screen back in 1987 and became quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. From that epic film emerged one of the greatest duos of all time, immortalized on screen by Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander — The Frog Brothers! It was after all The Frog Brothers who (almost) single handedly managed to save the small town of Santa Carla from the clutches of the undead. Over two decades have passed but the ever-resilient Frogs have refused to fade quietly into the night. In 2008, the powers that be scared up a sequel to the classic film, as well as a comic book series, ‘Lost Boys: Reign of The Frogs,’ that breathed life into the beloved franchise, leaving fans thirsty for more. It was fan demand that brought Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander back for the return of The Frog Brothers in “The Lost Boys: The Thirst” — that and also that they’re almost certain ghouls and werewolves occupy high positions at city hall! Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Corey Feldman to discuss his history with the series, his thoughts on returning to his iconic role, as well as the real-life struggles that he experienced during the film and how they fueled his character. The excitement doesn’t stop there, as Feldman fills us in on what fans can expect from ‘The Lost Boys Ball’ and what could possibly be in store for the beloved franchise!

As a fan of the ‘Lost Boys’ franchise, it is exciting to see the Frog Brothers finally reunited. Before we get to that, I was curious to know how did you get involved with the original ‘Lost Boys’ project?

Basically, it all started with Richard Donner. He and I became very good friends while working on ‘The Goonies’ together, he was the director on that film. We formed a very close bond and he became a father figure to me very quickly, as he knew that I was a very lost and troubled child. I was a “Lost Boy,” so I guess it was very apropos. [laughs] In any event, he called me up and said, “look, I have the next movie that I am trying to do and it is going to be something totally different. It is a vampire rock ‘n’ roll comedy. What do you think?” I said, “That sounds great!” He said, “When I get up and running, I will let you know. I would love to bring you in and have you be a part of it.” I said, “That would be awesome! Anything you do, I would love to be a part of.” At that point, I didn’t hear from him for several months. A couple of months later, I got a call that he was no longer going to be directing it but he was going to take the position of executive producer. There was this new guy named Joel Schumacher that had just directed ‘St. Elmos Fire’ and he was going to be the director and Richard Donner wanted me to go in and meet with him. So, I went in and met with him and it was just after the time that I had finished ‘Stand By Me’, so I still had that look. I remember meeting with him and he said, “I know that you are a great actor and I appreciate your work but I am not sure that you have the right look or the balls that it is going to take to play this character. Edgar Frog is going to have to be a tough dude and I have to see that before I can say for sure that you are the guy for this part. So, basically what I want you to do is grow your hair out so I can see you with long hair and I want you to create a character that is basically a combination of all the different action heroes that are out there right now. Go rent yourself the Sylvester Stallone movies, the Chuck Norris movies, ‘First Blood’ and ‘Missing In Action’. At the end of the day find a character that is a combination of all those different elements.” So I did! I ended up growing my hair out, I went home and did all of my research and came back three months later and read for the role of Edgar as the character that I created. Immediately, he was like ,“That’s it! You got it! Done!” At that point they mixed and matched me with a couple of different actors, one of which was Jamison Newlander. Right away, when Jamison and I read together, everyone in the room knew that this would be the chemistry that worked best.

As one of the driving forces behind the Frog Brothers and the continuation of the ‘Lost Boys’ franchise, what do you think it is that captures the imagination of the fans?

Edgar Frog In Simpler Times...

I think that it is a lot of fun. Honestly, I think what it is today, might be a little different than when the original film came out in 1987. I think in those days, the fun of it was that you had these two kids that were obviously bumbling idiots [chuckles] for the most part. They obviously had a lot of knowledge about vampires and their knowledge was legit, but they didn’t have the experience. They didn’t have the balls to deal with everything that they had to deal with. They had the balls to go into the confrontation in the first place and they were strong enough and tough enough to face their fear but at the same time, when confronted with the fear, they absolutely fell apart. Where as now, you find the Frog Brothers 20 years later and this is their life. They have become consumed with everything vampire, it is what they live and breathe. I think the fun of it now is that these guys that were Keystone Cops, for all intents and purposes, now have really grown and upgraded to the point of being real soldiers. They have lived and breathed it, they have become these figureheads of the vampire killing world and I think that they are pretty much known all over the world. They have become legendary in their own way because they are this mystery in the vampire world. All vampires know of their existence because they have obviously become quite a problem to the vampire race. However, as far as common man, they have no idea about them. So, I think there is a lot of mystery that goes behind their character. At the same time, it is a lot of fun to watch these kids, who were at one time kind of a joke in the crime fighting world if it were, to become the end all be all or the final stop when it comes to where to turn.

How important was it for you to keep the integrity of your characters intact as we move forward?

That is what it is all about. I think that if you lose the tenor of these characters, that suddenly there will be this giant disconnect between the fans and their relation to the film and the characters. For many, many years, people talked about doing a sequel to ‘Lost Boys’. People talked about what that sequel might be and raised the question, “How do we get the Frog Brothers back in action?” There were so many different ideas for scripts and things like that over the years but there was one recurring theme, which was the Frog Brothers coming back and leading the movie and following their further adventures. This was something that I was obviously always very excited about. As you can imagine, I was quite disappointed when I saw the script for ‘Lost Boys: The Tribe’ and realized that this wasn’t what it was going to be about. I, at that time, began my fight by saying, “Look, I think this is what fans really want to see. It is everything that has been speculated and circulated through the internet through the years. The number one thing that keeps coming to the forefront is the Frog Brothers being the heroes! I think that is what the fans really want and I think that if you put them in the film as second or third rate characters in the film, you’re gonna miss. I think that it isn’t about Edgar Frog doing a cameo here and there, but it is really about the Frog Brothers together and both of them being on screen.” I thought it was equally important for Corey Haim to be a part of it and why I fought so hard to get his character back. I think that it was the three of us, all along, that everyone wanted to see. We got a little taste of it in ‘The Tribe’ through the fact that I kinda put my foot down and said, “Look, I can’t do this movie without Corey and Jamison. That is just the way it is.” Eventually, they brought them back but unfortunately as ‘The Two Coreys’ well illustrated, through the reality television world, Corey just wasn’t up to par. He wasn’t in the shape to be able to pull it off at that time, which is how things disintegrated back to the way they were in the original script with Edgar having an in and out type of cameo, Jamison’s very brief nod at the end of the movie and Corey’s few scenes. Unfortunately, it didn’t really flesh out the way that it needed to. When the third film came around, we started right way, Hans Rodionoff, Jamison Newlander and myself, fleshing out ideas for what the third movie would be like. Of course, from the beginning, I always wanted Corey there. But due to the political problems that ensued due to the many problems that occurred when he tried to shoot the second one, the studio wasn’t really keen on bringing him back. I think that the philosophy between everyone politically was that, “We all love Corey and we want to see him back on screen but he has got to, on some level, prove that he is ready to work again and can handle this type of pressure.” Everyone kind of agreed to put it on marinate for the third film and come up with something that we can do with his character and really think intelligently on how we can bring him back for the fourth film. Of course, unfortunately, now that can’t happen.

You filmed ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ in South Africa. What can you tell us about that experience?

Edgar Frog Circa 2010

Well, as you know, I experienced quite a bit of loss in my personal life in the months leading up to the film and I had just engaged into a divorce. Literally, a week before I left for Africa, I was informed there were problems within my marriage and I had to make the decision to walk away from it. My child was lying there in the midst of it all and there was a big hardship, a loss in my life. Suddenly, as a guy who has been a family man for eight years, I was on my own and not traveling with my family. I actually had to go to other side of the world, half a world away, literally, for the next two months and be completely isolated from everything that I have ever known or loved, so that I could dive right into this work. My whole presence and being was thrown off track only days before we started production. Coming in as executive producer and starring in the film, that meant that I had a full-time job that consisted of six days a week at 14 hours a day from the moment I got off of the plane in South Africa. So, there wasn’t a lot of vacation time there! Even more importantly, my mental state at the time was really disconnected, really isolated, really introverted and depressed … I felt like I was this lone soldier. There I was in suited up in the Edgar Frog costume with my katana on my back, guns on my side, stakes strapped to me and all of this gear for going to battle, when I found myself sitting on a rock at the tip of South Africa. It was the furthest tip of Africa, which is the furthest point that you can be away from America and Los Angeles certainly! [laughs] I was somehow still standing, still surviving and still resilient. At that point, it all came together so easily in my mind that this is the culmination of all things in my life right now. I am supposed to use all of my personal life experience as what this character should be feeling and should be going through emotionally. It made it so much more real and on point that I think everything that you see going through Edgar’s mind in this film, at some level, has some resonance to it.

As a fan, I appreciate all the hard work you put in both behind-the-scenes and in your performance. We played the film the other night at our Season of The Witch Film Fest, just a gathering of friends celebrating the season with some horror flicks, for a bunch of other fans. We all loved it! There were so many great homages, laughs, tie-ins to the original film – everyone loved it! We were all in agreement that you guys really hit the nail firmly on the head with this one. Kudos to you on a job well done and thank you for all you went through.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that! Yeah, it is unfortunate that things had to be so turbulent and traumatic to get there but at least I was about taking the sorrow and the pain to push it forward into a positive energy that is kinda expanding itself upon the masses! It is really nice, I have to say. We took so much shit for ‘The Tribe’, which I wasn’t really even that involved in. I wrote a few lines here and there, like, “Who ordered the stake?” and that kind of stuff but I wasn’t that very involved. I kinda made an oath to the fans. I decided that if I was going to do another one, the only reason to do it is to make up for what people seemed to be missing in ‘The Tribe’. My oath and promise to the fans was that if I am doing this, then I am going to do it right and I guarantee you that it will be better than the last film. Every day that I was on that set, every day that I was working on the script doing rewrites, every minute that I was working with the other producers and being creative, down to the costumes, weapons and every detail involved with the director and producers, all of it was done with the giant bird on my back that was the fans voice. It kept chirping, “Stop, this isn’t what they want!” or “Yes! This is it!” Of course, you never get everything that you want. I wasn’t the only creative force behind this film. It certainly was a bit of a melting pot and a lot of Indians in there. I was one of the creative voices with my own side of input but there were also other creative voices that I had to acknowledge too. Because of that, I felt that by the end of it, I felt that, “Man, I didn’t get everything I want! There is so much more that I had in mind and wanted to bring to the table.” I felt that it still fell short. However, I think as an artist and a creative entity, you always second guess yourself and you never feel that you have completely fulfilled every application that is required. You are never completely satisfied with your work. I was very, very nervous after I saw the first cut of the film. I thought, “Oh man! Nobody is going to like this. It is going to be a disaster. Here we go, I have let them down again!” I had heard that the test screenings were favorable and people were reacting well but when the studio tells you that, it is kind of like smoke and mirrors. You are like, “Yeah, yeah! You are just telling me what I want to hear so I will go out and promote it for you, regardless if it is good or a piece of crap.” It really wasn’t until the premiere at Comic Con and I saw the reaction of the fans and it got me really excited. At that point, I kinda gave myself a pat on the back and said, “You did OK! You didn’t let them down.”

I know there has been talk of the possibility of another trilogy or a television series and I don’t want to pin you down on that, as I am sure it is a bit of a moving target. As one of the creative forces behind the scenes and one of the Frog Brothers, where would you like to take these characters?

Well, I see a lot of potential. Obviously, I haven’t had a lot of time to sit down with the writer yet to think it through and start writing it all out, as far as to where we want to take the plot points, but we have sat down prior to this and really come up with an idea, a big picture idea, for another trilogy. It’s an idea for where that trilogy would lead and how to keep it reverent and exciting so it keeps people on their toes wanting to come back for more because these things could obviously get played out pretty quickly if it is not done the right way. Should we continue, signs are very positive in that direction at this point because ‘The Thirst’ has been selling incredibly well, one of the main factors for me is continuing the trend of bringing back old characters. When I say that, I don’t mean just from the first film but characters from throughout the franchise. That way, you never know who you are going to see pop up in ‘Lost Boys 4’ or 5 or 6. I think that is a very intelligent way of doing it because nothing makes a sequel more fitting than reconnecting with characters you know and love from the past. I think that there are certainly key characters in each of the films that can add a little something to a future storyline and ya never know, that future storyline may be going back in time and could even mean doing a prequel.

One thing that is very unique surrounding this film is ‘The Lost Boys Ball’. Now that you have taken us on this incredible journey on the film, what can we expect from this live event?

I have to tell ya, I am so thrilled! I am so excited! We have been rehearsing a lot over the past couple of weeks, really honing in on all of it. It is going to be quite a unique experience. That is the number one thing for everyone to know going into the room. Once you enter the doors at the House of Blues that you are going to, you are about to enter a world that you have really never experienced before because we are doing something very unique. It is something that has never been done, which is showing a movie with a concert. Obviously, there have been all sorts of concerts with some sort of theme connected to them and there have been “dinner and a movie” sorts of things but what this is is sort of a tri-fold effect. You have got a film that everyone knows, loves and that they haven’t had a chance to see on the big screen in a group setting in many, many years. That alone I think is very exciting but to be able to do it knowing that there are cast members from the movie in the building watching it alongside you, I think is very appealing to fans. Secondly, the fans are getting to see a full concert for the same ticket price as going to see a movie, but now they are getting a movie and a concert. When I say concert, it is not just any concert. If you have come to see Truth Movement play before, it is a spectacle! We truly put on a very theatrical show that is very interactive and a multi-media experience. There are video projections, a laser light show, which is extraordinary, dancers, we really have covered the gambit as far as putting on an over the top show and the music is great too. The musicianship up there, you will see, is just very dynamic. It is mind-blowing! Because you really have some of the world’s greatest musicians up there. For example, Scotty Page, who spent some time with Pink Floyd during the “Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour” and that album. He will once again be joining us. He appears on the Truth Movement album, ‘Technology Analogy’ with us. For this tour, he will also be playing rhythm guitar and saxophone. Daisy De La Hoya, who is a talented young singer, will be joining us. She is best known for her reality TV work. She joined us for the tour over the summer and now she is coming back for ‘The Lost Boys Ball’, so that adds some nice color to it. Not only is she a very talented singer but she is also a fabulous dancer and has a great little body, so she is a lot of fun to watch up there moving around! [laughs] It is just another aspect of the circus that we create! All that said, the entire show gives you a very upbeat, spiritual and positive effect. I think people will really walk out of there saying, “Wow! I just experienced something like I have never seen before!” Every show, every Truth Movement show that we do is a little bit different. We have a different gimmick, affect or element happening so you are never going to see the same show twice! Even if you come to all four shows, everything will be a little bit different in between the time you see it. There will be different cast members at each show and different people doing a Q&A. That is the other part of it! There will be a Q&A, meet-and-greet and signings depending on what ticket level you have purchased. That makes it more of a Con because we have a film premiere with ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’, we will be doing the concert and it is almost like a convention wrapped into it with the Q&A, meet some of your favorite celebrities, get some autographs and there will be merchandise there to buy. All in all, I think that it is going to be a very 360º interactive experience, the likes of which the entertainment industry has never seen!

What can fans do to help support the Frog Brothers cause and hopefully get them some more screen time in the future?

Number one, come to ‘The Lost Boys Ball’. You have to understand that because we are breaking such new ground and nothing like this has ever been done before, it is a very trepidatous endeavor. If it works well, it could be the launch of a completely massive tour for ‘The Lost Boys Ball’. This is something that I’d like to see in four cities but I would like to extend it throughout the nation and not only throughout the nation but throughout something beyond that. We have tons of fans in England, Australia and all over the world that we get e-mails, blogs and Twitter and Facebook messages from saying, “Please bring it to our country! We want to see Truth Movement and we want to see ‘Lost Boys’ back on the big screen!“ I mean, I get these constantly from people, especially in the UK. People are literally begging and salivating to get us over there. My biggest goal at this point is to sell out every one of these shows that we can, show Live Nation and Warner Brothers that it is a winning ticket and we can get their support on continuing this for a global tour. In turn, this will really help to reinvigorate the ‘Lost Boys’ franchise. Not only that but it could also serve as a blueprint for a new standard in touring for both the concert arena and the film release arena. You never know, if this works well, this may be the opportunity to get a limited theatrical release for the next ‘Lost Boys’ film, should there be one.

My master plan is really about turning this into a new idea, a new platform, a new medium for straight to DVD movies where you can make it a live interactive experience and have the fans come and be a part of the experience with us as if it were a big movie release! Now it is like we have movies that go to theaters and movies that go straight to DVD, what if we were able to find a limited exhibition market where people who know they are all fans of the same product can come together and rejoice when that movie is released, before they go buy and watch it on DVD. I think it is a very interesting concept and that it could work very well. The most important part of this, once again, is the fans showing up. If they are not there and it is not a sell out every time, I guarantee you that we won’t get another shot at it. I think it is really going to help the life blood of the franchise as a whole. Because we are doing it during the month of Halloween, what better excuse to have a costume contest? People will be able to come dressed up and be part of the experience entirely! So, it is not like you are just coming to watch this experience but you are coming to be a part of it. You may end up on stage! We are also doing this thing through my website, www.coreyfeldman.net, where we are offering two free tickets and passes to anyone that wants to send in a picture of themselves in a bathing suit. This is something that we did for the summer tour as well. We are accumulating these pictures of people in bathing suits so they can come and join us on stage for a particular part of the concert, which I am not going to tell you what it is, but there is a part of the show where we have audience participation and it’s a lot of fun. I am hoping that people sign up for the contest, I hope that people come down and support it!

Corey Feldman

As far as the DVD itself, I know that it is selling like hotcakes! The more reviews and positive messages that go out from people like you, the more the message is going to be loud and clear. Go pick up a copy of the film and please whatever you do, don’t watch a pirated free download. I know they are out there and I know that there are people doing it. If you are really a fan of the franchise, watching the film that way will guarantee that you aren’t getting the next sequel that you are looking for. We need to see sales. Let’s face it, it is dollars and sense, it is supply and demand. At the end of the day, spend the 20 bucks and go to the event or spend the 20 or 30 bucks for the DVD or Blu-Ray and show your support that way. I know that times are tough and that finances are hard but we all have to work together if we want to see this go on.

We really thank you for talking to us again Corey. You have been more than gracious with your time. We thank you for all that you are doing to grow these projects. You are one of the few people out there that you really see put their heart and soul into something and that is really refreshing.

I really appreciate you acknowledging that and thank you for the support. It means the world to us! Thank you!

I just have one more quick question for you. Last time we spoke (read that interview here), we were discussing Truth Movement when the topic of misconceptions about yourself came up. I was wondering if you had ever considered working on an autobiography at some point to dispel some of those misconceptions as well as talking about your journey through the years?

It is funny that you should say that! That is something that I have quietly in the works. [laughs] Nothing set in stone yet but there is certainly a lot of talk about it and we are definitely entertaining the idea!

Awesome! Is there anything that you would like to say to your fans before I let you go?

I want to say that I love them and that I really appreciate all of their love, support and strength. At the end of the day, after 35 years in this business, as you know very well, most people just fall by the wayside because they just can’t take it. I would have certainly been one of those statistics if it wasn’t for the love and support of the fans that have kept me thriving for all of these years! I am here for them and I am not going anywhere, anytime soon!

Thank you my friend, I am sure we will be talking again very soon! In the meantime, we will be out spreading the word!

Thank you, my friend! Spread the word of truth! [laughs] I hope to see you out at one of the shows! Thank you and take care!

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Be sure to keep up on the latest from Corey Feldman by visiting his official website located at www.coreyfeldman.net. Visit the official site for ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ at this location and check out the trailer below!

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The Return of The Frog Brothers: Jamison Newlander Talks ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’

The Return of The Frog Brothers: Jamison Newlander Talks ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’

Jamison Newlander first came into our collective conscience when the ‘Lost Boys’ exploded onto the screen back in 1987, playing opposite Corey Feldman as half of the iconic vampire slaying team, The Frog Brothers. Over two decades have passed but the ever-resilient duo has refused to fade quietly into the night. In 2008, the powers that be scared up a sequel to the classic film, as well as a comic book series, ‘Lost Boys: Reign of The Frogs,’ that breathed life into the beloved franchise, leaving fans thirsty for more. It was fan demand that brought Jamison Newlander and Corey Feldman back for the return of The Frog Brothers in “The Lost Boys: The Thirst” — that and also that they’re almost certain ghouls and werewolves occupy high positions at city hall! Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Jamison Newlander to discuss his history with the series, his thoughts on returning to his iconic role, the path that he would like to see the franchise take, and his exciting new interactive project, WikiSoap!

Most people are familiar with you from your role as Alan Frog, half of the infamous Frog Brothers in ‘Lost Boys.’ I was curious to find out where you grew up and how you initially got involved with the entertainment industry?

Photo by Tom Biagini Photography

I grew up in Los Angeles actually. I was born in The Valley, the infamous San Fernando Valley, where “Valley Girl” was from! [laughs] Right around the time I was in first grade, my family moved. There were better schools over the hill in LA, so we moved into Beverly Hills, the slums of Beverly Hills, what they call The Flats. I grew up there and I started acting around the age of 14, right at the beginning of high school, I was going to Beverly High. That is where it all started.

How did you get involved with the original ‘Lost Boys’ project?

I was just doing some acting in LA. I started acting because I … well, I originally wanted to be a doctor. I didn’t know about that many professions out there. I wore leg braces when I was a kid, I was about 7 or 8, so I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon because that was the type of doctor that I was dealing with. My mom had this idea that maybe I could do some commercials and put away some money for med school. So I started doing commercials. I did one and then I did some TV and then a few little movies. Just as I was about to turn 16, I had an agent that was pretty excited about me and he really talked me up to Joel Schumacher and the casting director for ‘Lost Boys’, Marion Dougherty, the head of casting at Warner Brothers. She agreed to see me and that was pretty much it!

You took on the role at a time that is very pivotal in any young man’s life. Did you have any idea that the film would end up having the impact on fans that it did while you were making it?

Ya know, I had no idea actually. I was discovering how big the project was little by little. For me, it was a scenario where I would get a gig, like a movie of the week or I did an episode of ‘Valerie,’ the Valerie Harper show. I was doing stuff that was kinda small but not too small! ‘Lost Boys’ was in this whole different category and I wasn’t really aware of how big it could be. Little by little, I started to realize that I was recognizing the actors who were in it. I recognized Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. It started to dawn on me that they were packing this movie with talent like that, I started to think that maybe this is something that they think is going to be awesome. It really wasn’t until it came out and then went to video that we saw that someone really knew what they were doing and were able to make a movie that really spoke to audiences. I was just along for the ride up until that point!

Jamison Newlander, Corey Haim & Corey Feldman

Looking back on that period, what is your fondest memory of making that film and what is the most dreaded memory?

One of the things that I loved was how close I got to both Coreys. We were really working very closely together. Since Feldman and I were a unit, The Frog Brothers, we spent a lot of time together that summer hanging out. Corey Haim was dating Alyssa Milano at the time. Feldman was dating his first girlfriend and I was dating my first girlfriend. We just had a blast on set and off, just being teenagers. That was really an amazing part of the experience for me. The most dreaded part of it was, I think, the bathtub scene where Feldman and I freak out. That was a really tough time because there was all this slime, vampire guts flying out of the sink and it was really disgusting. We had to lie in that stuff between takes and it was really rough.

I know that the franchise has been gaining steam since ‘Lost Boys: The Tribe’ came out and the cast has been doing a lot of appearances at conventions. It seems like you all have a pretty good time while meeting the fans. Do you keep in touch with a lot of the other guys in the cast?

I do! I have gotten pretty close with Chance Corbitt, who played “Laddie,” in the original film. We hang out a bunch. He has a little daughter that is about the same age as my little boy, so we hang out, but not nearly enough. We have gotten pretty close. Doing these conventions, I hang out with Brooke McCarter and Billy Wirth and we have an absolute blast when we are together. A few months ago I went to the Famous Monsters convention and I got to hang out with G. Tom Mack, the guy who sang “Cry Little Sister.” He is a great guy! Really, it’s this fun kind of club, The Lost Boys Club! It is great to keep in touch with those guys.

'Lost Boys: The Thirst'

The Frog Brothers are back! ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ just hit DVD/Blu-Ray on October 12th, which is very exciting! Without giving away too much, what can you tell us about the film?

This film is, I think, a really good chapter in the franchise. The Frog Brothers officially get back together in this movie. We are also at odds during the movie and do some fighting against each other as well as side by side and I think that is a big part of what makes it great. The other thing I like about this movie is that it has a really good story. Someone described it as not a true sequel but more of a spin-off and I think that is a good way of describing it. It is a story about the Frog Brothers, predominantly Edgar Frog as a vampire hunter dealing with the loss of Sam, the Corey Haim character, that is an interesting parallel to real life. It is also about Edgar getting back in touch with his brother and saving each others lives in different ways. I think it is a really good story with a lot of action and it is a lot of fun!

I watched it earlier today. As a fan of the franchise, I really think that you guys did a great job on this one. I think the story definitely stands on its own and moves these characters and the franchise in the right direction.

Thanks! I am glad to hear that!

As an actor, what was it like to step back into this role years later and getting the opportunity to flesh it out more?

It was actually challenging at first because Alan Frog, the character that I developed in the first movie, had a lot of subtleties. I think that was because I was a quieter Frog, I didn’t have as much dialog as Corey Feldman. There was a lot more in the expressions and the attitude in that character. I was a little bit worried as I started to approach it because I didn’t want to overplay it. I didn’t want to be too tough or too extreme. I wanted to keep the same subtlety. It was a real challenge working with the writer and working to make sure that I was able to hit the right tones and not overplay it or underplay it. But then as I got the hang of it and we started to shoot a little bit, I started to really slip back into the character and realized, “Oh, OK!” this was me back in 1986, when we shot it, and it is still me and I still have an instinct for this! I ended up having a blast!

Photo by Tom Biagini Photography

It seems that Corey Feldman and yourself have been a real driving force in keeping the integrity of your characters intact. That is really refreshing to see as a fan.  How much input did you have into the script and the development of your characters?

Feldman had quite a bit of input into the script. I had maybe more of an indirect input into the script because Feldman valued my opinion and he and I had worked together on our characters and making sure, as a unit, our characters where unified, as well as how we thought the Frog Brothers should be at this point in their journey and the direction of the story. The screenwriter, there were a couple screenwriters on the movie, but the one who worked closely with us was Hans Rodionoff. He was really open to our ideas. He is a really dedicated ‘Lost Boys’ fan, as well as a dedicated comic book fan and a fan of the horror genre, so he was really interested in keeping the integrity. Fortunately, Feldman was really strong and provided a lot of leadership for the two of us in helping to guide the story.

You filmed in South Africa. What was that experience like for you?

That was really wild. First of all, I had never been to South Africa. The only things that I knew about South Africa was Apartheid and that the World Cup was going to be there. We shot in Capetown which is a beautiful city, a very European kind of city. My wife was born in Holland. Obviously there is a lot of influence, unfortunately because the Dutch were the ones that colonized South Africa, that is an unfortunate period in their history. However, there are still a lot of the good elements of Dutch or European culture that we really love, mixed with this really international flavor. That was really great. There were other parts where we would drive out of the city toward some of the shooting locations where we could see some of the poverty that is still going on there. That was challenging to deal with and trying to make sense of it, by talking to the local people involved with the movie and trying to understand what was going on with that. In terms of the movie, we worked with some really amazing people. The South African crew was fantastic! The stunt team and the special effects team were all from South Africa. They were such professionals and guided us so well. With the stunts team for example, we did a lot of our own stunts and a lot of our fighting was actually done by us. The really challenging and dangerous stuff was left to the stunt team but the stuff that was for us, the stunt team really guided us and made sure that we were able to do it safely and drilled that home again and again. I really had a blast shooting it with them!

As you mentioned, the film provides closure for some of the characters but it also leaves it open to expansion. There have been some rumblings about another trilogy or even a TV series. As one of The Frog Brothers, where would you like to see the duo venture form here on out? Perhaps into a darker style of film or more action oriented?

Yeah, I think so. I think that it is a real possibility. Now that we are united again, I think there are all sorts of threats that we can take on. Some of the stuff that we alluded to in the first movie about “ghouls and werewolves occupying high positions in City Hall” and that sort of thing, we deal with a little bit in this film and a little bit in the comic book series. I would love to get into that kind of stuff and really deal with the undead underbelly and go in and really kick some ass! [laughs]

Definitely! The comic book series was great as well. I am not sure how many people might have missed out on that but “The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs” is definitely worth checking out! I really thought it was cool how they worked some of that artwork into the opening sequence of the film.

Yeah! It was really cool! That was also Hans Rodionoff who wrote that.

As a part of the project, what can fans do to help support the Frog Brothers and hopefully see more of them on the screen in the future?

That is a good question! First of all, support the movie and get the word out as much as possible! Try and get people to come see it! Corey Feldman has a lot of online venues for feedback and I have a Facebook fanpage and I will be starting up my own website soon. Give us a lot of feedback! Give feedback to Warner Brothers any way that you can and visit any place where you can give that feedback to talk about what you like about the film or what you want to see more of. One thing that Corey and I have been talking about, because we have seen a lot of each other lately while doing press for the film, is that ‘Lost Boys’ is a film where we really are in touch with the fans. As good as I think the artists involved with ‘The Tribe’ were on that project, a lot of the fans felt that it didn’t bring back a lot of the elements from the first movie. We really don’t want to make that mistake again. We are really trying to be in touch with what the fans want and the direction that they want to go. Warner Brothers seems to be very open and excited about that, giving back to the fans and giving them what they want. So, as much feedback and support as you can give the movie and The Frog Brothers, the better!

One of the very unique special events that will surround the film is ‘The Lost Boys Ball.’ Corey Feldman and The Truth Movement will lend their musical talents to the events and fans will get to see the original film as well. Will you be making an appearance at any of the events?

Yeah, I am! It has been a bit of a crazy time but I am certainly coming to a couple of them. I am going to try and make it to them all. I am certainly coming to the one in LA and probably Vegas but I’m getting it all worked out and I hope to make it to all of them!

What other projects are on the horizon for you?

I have a really exciting project that I am just about to launch. It is something that I have been working on for a long time, something that I thought of in the shower a few years ago! [laughs] The project is called WikiSoap. It is this new thing where I wrote, directed and shot a pilot, a soap opera type of pilot, 10 minutes, like a webisode pilot. I post that up at www.wikisoap.tv. I am about to post that in the next few days. People watch the pilot and then anybody in the world can dress up as these characters, each character has a specific costume that identifies them. For example, the lead always wears a Hawaiian shirt and his wife always wears a red dress. Anybody, anywhere in the world can dress up as these characters and can shoot an episode in the history or future of these characters, post it on the site and it then becomes a part of the show! It is this kind of saga that can build and go wherever anyone wants to take it. People can upload one episode or do their own series of episodes, it is really wide open. What I am starting to call it is the “democratization of entertainment.” Anybody can direct it, write it or be on it.

It sounds very cool! Definitely an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing!

Yeah! It is a really exciting project for me!

Photo by Tom Biagini Photography

What is the best piece of advice that you would give to someone looking to get involved in the entertainment industry and what is the best advice that you have been given along your journey?

Good question! Let me start with the best piece of advice I would give to someone starting out. I would say when you are entering it, have another way of making money. [laughs] It is really tough to make money in this industry, especially now in this down economy. There are a lot of good things that are going on in the entertainment industry but it is really hard to get them to convert and have them pay you. It does happen if you stick to it but focus on the creative side of it first and then the money will come. In a way, the best advice that someone gave me is somewhere along the same line, when I was saying, “Hey, I am going to make it by a certain point but if I don’t I am going to go do something else.” Ya know, acting, writing and things having to do with art and entertainment, these are matters of the soul. These are things that are inside of us and we are artists. I think that all of us are artists and I think that finding a way to express ourselves using the entertainment industry is incredibly rewarding and an incredibly important thing to do!

Jamison, I thank you for your time. As a fan, I really appreciate the effort that you guys have been putting into moving these projects forward. As a pop culture website, we all grew up on these movies, so it has been a real pleasure to see you guys put your heart and soul into the performances and the material.

Thanks so much! I really appreciate talking to you about it!

Is there anything else you want to add or let your fans know before we let you go?

Frog Brothers forever! Check me out on my Facebook fanpage, I am building that more and more and adding more updates to that all of the time. Let’s all work together to get this franchise to go on and get better and better and stronger and stronger!

Thanks for your time guys and best of luck with the film! Stay out of trouble!

[laughs] Alright, man! You too!

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Corey Feldman Announces ‘Lost Boys Ball’ To Celebrate ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ Release

Corey Feldman Announces ‘Lost Boys Ball’ To Celebrate ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ Release

One of our most anticipated films of the year, Lost Boys: The Thirst, is hitting DVD on 12 October. To celebrate the epic event, Corey Feldman has announced a very special event for the release… the ‘Lost Boys Ball.” Check out what he had to say via his official blog, The Feldman Journal

“…I teamed up with a good friend of mine at Live Nation and together with the help of Warner Brothers studios we came up with The Lost Boys Ball!!!

Just in time for Halloween. The Lost Boys Ball will be a very unique live theatrical interactive experience. Something to the likes of which has never really happened before. Bringing you a new concept of  a concert and a movie, in a nightclub setting.

What better place to do this than the best nightclub concert venue in the world……….. The House of Blues!

Imagine walking in to a costume party where on the screens around you a trailer for Lost Boys: The Thirst is playing. You sit down for dinner, or walk up to some hot Vampire at the bar, and order yourself a drink . Just then the room goes dark and the evening begins……at this point…..anything can happen!!!

Live Nation Presents: The Lost Boys Ball  featuring a live performance by Truth Movement and a very special screening of the movie that started it all The Lost Boys. After the film and the concert, there will be a Q and A with myself, and other cast members at times, where we will answer all of your Lost Boys related, or Truth Movement related questions.

If that wasn’t enough there will also be a sneak peak of the newest Lost Boys film… The Thirst. On top of all of that there will also be contests and give aways surrounding the events.

The Lost Boys Ball will be a limited engagement. Kind of a mini tour and will only take place at House of Blues venues. The schedule for the tour is as follows……..

Thursday October 21st San Diego California ,  House of Blues

Saturday October 23rd Las Vegas Nevada,  House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

Sunday October 24th Los Angeles California, House of Blues on Sunset Strip

Thursday October 28th Anaheim California,  House of Blues at Downtown Disney.

The limited amount of shows on this tour makes each and every night a very special experience. Just by being there you will be taking part in entertainment history as one of the first ever to experience an evening such as this. For those of you who came out on the last tour, you already know that a Live Truth Movement show is like nothing you have ever experienced. If you have been to more than one of our shows than you already know that no two TM shows are ever exactly the same. We strive to always bring you a unique experience. With this tour we are truly taking it to a whole new level and we are about to bring you an experience that is TRUTHfully unparalleled.

As I mentioned there is so much to talk about that this will have be a two parter, so now that you know the deal, more details will follow in the near future.

Tickets will be on sale very soon to The Lost Boys Ball and once they are they will be available through Ticketmaster, at the House of Blues Box Office or online at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.warnerbrothers.com or right here through our very own website. Please keep checking back for more news and updates on these very exciting events.”

More On ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’

Lost Boys: The Thirst stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

Be sure to check out Icon Vs. Icon’s recent interview with Corey Feldman where he discusses his band, The Truth Movement and his role in The Lost Boys: The Thirst at this location >

Lost Boys: The Thirst stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

Official Synopsis: As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.

Single-Disc DVD

  • Theatrical Feature Film (80 minutes)
  • Charisma Carpenter Hosts “The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore” (8 minutes)

Blu-Ray Combo Pack

  • Theatrical Feature Film (80 minutes)
  • What is the Thirst? (6 minutes)
    A Little Secret
    The Ultimate Rush
    Quench Your Thirst
    Here’s the Scoop
    Lost Girl
  • How to Kill a Vampire with Edgar Frog (6 minutes)
  • Charisma Carpenter Hosts “The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore” (15 minutes)
  • The Return of the Frog Brothers Hosted by Corey Feldman (12 minutes)
  • Digital Copy on Disc (WMV and iTunes files)

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‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ To Stake It’s Way Home On October 12th!

‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ To Stake It’s Way Home On October 12th!

More exciting news for fans of The Lost Boys franchise! Warner Home Video has announced DVD ($27.95) and Blu-ray ($35.99) releases of Lost Boys: The Thirst on October 12th, 2010.

Be sure to check out Icon Vs. Icon’s recent interview with Corey Feldman where he discusses his band, The Truth Movement and his role in The Lost Boys: The Thirst at this location >

Lost Boys: The Thirst stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

DVD release will include a featurette hosted by Charisma Carpenter titled ‘The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore’.

The Blu-ray release will also include these features:

  • “What is the Thirst?”
  • “How to Kill a Vampire with Edgar Frog”
  • “The Return of the Frog Brothers Hosted by Corey Feldman”
  • A digital copy of the film.

Official Synopsis: As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.

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Official Synopsis For ‘The Lost Boys: The Thirst’

Official Synopsis For ‘The Lost Boys: The Thirst’

Edgar Frog In Simpler Times

It has been a little while since we have heard anything official in regards to the third installment of The Lost Boys franchise but today, Warner Bros. has released the official synopsis for The Lost Boys: The Thirst. Check it out below along with the trailer for the highly anticipated flick.

The Lost Boys: The Thirst is slated to hit DVD this fall. The film stars orey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

Official Synopsis: As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.

Be sure to check out Icon Vs. Icon’s recent interview with Corey Feldman where he discusses his band, The Truth Movement and his role in The Lost Boys: The Thirst at this location >

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Corey Feldman Discusses The Truth Movement, Lost Boys 3 and Much More!

Corey Feldman Discusses The Truth Movement, Lost Boys 3 and Much More!

Corey Feldman has been entertaining movie going audiences worldwide for the better part of three decades and has established himself as a pop culture icon along the way. Most of us have fond memories of Corey as Mouth from Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Goonies’ or even as Teddy Duchamp in the coming of age drama ‘Stand By Me’. Of course, how could you forget his performance as the gravelly voiced vampire killer Edgar Frog in the classic film The Lost Boys. What most people fail to realize about everyone’s favorite Corey is that he is also a highly talented musician that has released two solo albums and two albums with his band The Truth Movement. His latest album, ‘Technology Analogy’, is a fantastic rock record that is heavily influenced by Pink Floyd. Sure you can grab the album at your local music store or on iTunes, but why do that when you can see and hear it up close and personal? Corey is bringing himself, his band, and a show that can only be described as unexpected and awe inspiring to a city near you. Feldman recently took some time out from his tour to speak to Steve Johnson of Icon vs. Icon about his musical influences, his band’s new album Technology Analogy, how he would love to collaborate musically with Eminem, and the fact that he is more introverted than the press would like you to think. We also get a little information on the upcoming ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what is sure to be music to your ears.

We are all familiar with your works in film but I am sure many people aren’t familiar with your musical side. How did music first come into your life?

Well, music has always been a part of my life. A part of my life and part of my career since I started. When I was three or four years old and going on auditions, my parents used to make me listen to songs and memorize them so that I could go and sing songs on my auditions to help me get the parts as an actor. They were looking for enthusiastic and outgoing kids, so they always figured singing was a good idea. So I used to sing for my jobs when I was very little and then my sister actually became a member of the Mickey Mouse Club in the early seventies. I was always around her singing and dancing. My father was a musician as well, so he was always in a band. I was always around rehearsal equipment, rehearsal sessions, and live performances pretty much all my life. The first time I kind of got into it on my own was when I was around twelve or thirteen years old. Around that time I became a big fan of Michael Jackson and also listened to a lot of “Weird Al” Yankovic. I decided that I wanted to do what “Weird Al” Yankovic did and rewrite other people songs. I would sit down and I would transcribe all of the different songs that I would hear on the radio that I thought were cool and then I would make up my own words to them and replace them in those songs. I was basically making parodies. In essence, that is what taught me how to write songs. It taught me how the write structure, how verses and choruses work and things like that. I guess it was kind of my own form of music education. [laughs]

What has kept you inspired throughout the years as an artist?

I guess my quest to try and bring truth, peace, and unity to the world. I’ve never seen what I do as an entertainer as a job. I always see it as a gift and an opportunity to have a voice where people hear what you have to say. I think in these certain dark times it’s important to have an optimistic and positive light out there in whatever voice you can find, kind of speaking the truth, but also talking about solutions. So that’s what I try to do with my music and even through my characters in my films.

For those who might not be familiar with The Truth Movement, How did the band initially form?

Initially, I started doing solo music. I did several film soundtracks. Like seven of them. So I was doing all of this stuff and it was kind of poppy, top forty-esque, which isn’t really the kind of music I am most into. When I started getting into it, I was doing what I thought people wanted to hear versus what I really wanted to hear. I always thought that I’d love to have a band that speaks from a positive, truthful place and is the kind of music that I want to hear, which is classic rock. Because bands like Pink Floyd stopped making albums so much, I couldn’t go out and buy those records anymore. I figured I want to extend that sound, that style of music and create another leg of it. You know? Another arm of it, to where there’s an extension of it. Maybe not that sound in particular, but a mention of that sound for the modern times. If I was going to do anything creatively as an artist, I would want to create a sound that was kind of parallel to the sounds of those bands in the sixties and seventies, but also with a modern influence that I would see myself wanting to go into a record store and purchase today.

Truth Movement has a new album called ‘Technology Analogy’. What can you tell us about it?

Well, it’s a concept album. It tells a story. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. It’s my proudest achievement to date as an artist of any form, simply because I was blessed enough to work with some of the greatest musicians ever on Earth as part of this album. [laughs] From the guys who make up the heart and soul of Truth Movement, which is the band, to the special guests that we had. From Jon Carin of Pink Floyd, to Scotty Page who was also with Pink Floyd for a time, to Mark Karan who is part of The Grateful Dead and RatDog family. We had some amazingly talented musicians. The executive producers, The Wizards, they were amazing. There were very, very talented people all collaboratively working together on this project, which made it something that I am so proud of. Additionally we got Storm Thorgerson to do the artwork. To make this album even more compelling, because John and I wrote a song about the environment called ‘Green is the Colour’, we wanted to make it part of the environmental moment. So to follow up our words we decided to make the album with one hundred percent recycled materials including biodegradable paper, soy ink to print the actual artwork, and a corn plastic disc tray. After doing all of this we said, “Well, we don’t want to just do that. We want to also try to standardize the way that we tour we we go out there.” So in some of the places we play we enforce a green only output from our monitors, mixers, lights, and everything. We take the show off the grid. We bring alternative energy to do that. We use bio-diesel generators.

What can you tell us about the writing process of the new record and how did it initially start coming together?

It was really interesting actually. The album actually started one day when I was working on a show I was producing called ‘The Two Coreys’. On one of the episodes we had this therapist kind of person we were seeing and she was supposed to give us an assignment. She gave me an assignment to write a song to my father as kind of a therapeutic letter, an open letter to him sort of thing. I said, “Oh. That’s a cool idea. OK, I’ll go do that.” I hadn’t written a song in a while. Generally when I write an album, it takes about four years from start to finish. From the time I start writing to the time I actually get it recorded, mixed, produced, and all of that. I write songs very slowly generally. I’ll write one and then wait a couple of months and then write another. With this one, I wrote this song for The Two Coreys and after I finished it I was like, “Wow! That’s really good! It’s kind of the jumping off point of something bigger I think!” I immediately starting writing after that. I used that as a bit of an anchor for where the storyline might go and started formulating a story around that centerpiece, which was not just a message to my father, but a message to the father of the universe. Kind of a deeper meaning, a double meaning. The song is called ‘Me Not You’. That kind of took me into the idea that it’s about me, it’s not about whoever is making things happen or running things. It’s about me taking my own destiny in my hands. That comes to the Earth and that comes to the environment. So I kind of got into that and then I starting writing a bit… Things just came together in a very strange way. I think it was very kind of otherworldly, because I actually finished the entire album from start to finish in four months. That was from the day that I wrote that first song until I finished actual production on it, which is pretty bewildering. The album tells a story of technology. It raises the question of where was it derived, where is it leading us to, and ultimately will it bring us closer together or lead to our demise? That’s kind of the subtext of it all. Within that I wanted to actually analyze each piece of information along the technological pathway of where it came from. So I went back to the beginning and I started studying, reading, and researching about this guy named Ezekiel who was a priest in one of the early chapters of The Bible. It’s called Ezekiel Book One. It’s about a priest who apparently had some sort of extraterrestrial visit and told his story of it, thousands of years before we had any idea what technology was or how we would describe these sorts of things. He pretty clearly and vividly describes technology. So the question became what came first, the apple or the robot?

Sonically, what can we expect from the album?

Sonically I would say it’s certainly a sound experience unlike you’ve ever heard before. We spent a lot of time separating tracks and EQ-ing things in a certain way. It’s very 5.1 in the mix. There are interesting sounds… It’s kind of like when you were back in the sixties or seventies and you listened to a Pink Floyd album for the first time. You were like, “What is that?” [laughs] There’s a lot of that kind of stuff. There’s a lot of sound effects. It’s kind of like theater for the mind. You put it on, you close your eyes, and it takes you to a different world.

You mentioned some people who you collaborated with on the album, from John Carin to Scotty Page. Is there anyone else you would like to collaborate with musically?

Oh, absolutely! First of all I would love a chance to play with more of the greats. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, David Gilmore. Those are the people that I would do just about anything to have an opportunity to sit at their side for a day. Aside from that, as far as more contemporary artists… I would love to work with Eminem actually.

That would be interesting!

Yeah! And Dr. Dre! [laughs]

I’d like to hear that actually! You should get on that!

Yeah!

As a musician, I am curious to know what is the biggest thing that you have learned from artists you brought in for this album?

I’ve learned a lot from my influences. I can’t say it’s just the people who I brought into this album. I started off my life kind of bringing the energy to me to be able to befriend Michael Jackson. I learned so much from him about being an entertainer, being a showman, and what it takes to deliver a perfect show every night. I learned a lot from him. I also learned a lot from my other influences, which start back at Elvis Presley and Bill Haley to the people that I actually became close enough to have conversations with. People like the guys from Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, or people like that. I’ve taken a little bit from each of those conversations and from each of those experiences and put them towards what I do. All in all I think that we all as artists try to work together and compliment each other. I’ve found when you put egos aside and you find people who really care about what it is your doing, the project or the art of it all, those are the people that really bring it to the table. I’ve been so fortunately to work with those people on this album. Every single one of them is amazingly talented. Every one of them brought exactly the right piece of the recipe to the table. It’s a great collaborative effort. The idea, even though you’re the writer, is to just sit back and let them bring what they can bring and you know that you can trust that whatever it is, it’s going to be magnificent.

You are currently on the road in support of the album. How’s has the tour been going?

It’s been going great. The fans have been eating it up quite honestly. Every city that we go to, a lot of the times you walk in the door and they don’t know what to expect. That’s the first thing they say to you when you meet them back stage and things. They say, “You know, I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t heard the music. I didn’t know what this was going to be. It was awesome.” The thing is, it’s a different experience than any other show you’ve seen. Nobody does this that I am aware of these days. Nobody brings a traveling twelve foot inflatable screen with them to every performance and their own laser machines. It’s a production. We put on a really good show. It’s a really talented touring band. The audience has had such a great connection. There’s been a certain kind of magic, especially in the smaller venues that we’ve played. It’s really crammed in and everybody is right in your face and we’re bringing this big kind of scope production to a little tiny venue. People are just freaking out over it. So we’re hoping we’re creating a good buzz and the word of truth will spread. Hopefully we’ll stay out here for a while and each leg we do we’ll grow and grow with momentum.

Do you plan on adding more dates?

That’s the idea. The idea is to do a second leg in July/August.

We were hoping you would get out here to the east coast so we could check you out.

Oh, we want to make it out there. Trust me. [laughs]

What do you consider the defining moment of your musical career?

I think it’s going to be Sunday night. That’s my guess.

Is that your performance at The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration in Astoria, Oregon (June 4-7, 2010)?

Absolutely! I’m just so excited. It’s the biggest production I have ever done as a band. I’ve been a part of other people’s shows, singing front of forty thousand people and things like that. To do our own venue that is like five or ten thousand seats or whatever it is and put on our own production, with our own lighting and staging and everything, that’s very exciting to me. I’m thrilled! I can’t wait. I’m super excited and I hope everybody makes it out in the rain. That’s my only concern at this point.

Have you had a ‘Spinal Tap Moment’ on stage where something totally unexpected has happened to you?

Yeah! Every night! [laughs] Every night is ‘Spinal Tap’ around here. We had one night in particular. I wrote a Facebook message about it called “Debacle in Dubuque”. It was in Dubuque, Iowa. We literally had every technical meltdown that you could ever imagine. We have so many technical things that we have to rely on in the aspect of our show. We are very technologically bound by our toys and our gadgets to make this production run right. Ironically, the album is called ‘Technology Analogy’ and we’re raising all of these questions of whether we should be supportive or whether we should be supported by it and at the same time the very things that we complain about are the things we find ourselves relying on on the road. Sure enough, every once in a while it all goes haywire. I tend to find when one thing goes wrong, they all go wrong.

That’s typically how it works!

Exactly.

What do you consider to be the biggest misconception about yourself?

Well, I think a lot of times people think I am this crazy ego maniac and a loud person just based on characters that I’ve played and things the press says about me. The truth of the matter is I am actually quite quiet and sit alone in a corner most of the time, isolated. I’m a bit of an introvert though and not really much of an ego maniac or loud mouth. I’m pretty humble. I try to be anyway. It always surprises me. I think it always surprises people when I meet them. People will say to me, “Gosh! You’re nothing like I would have expected!” That really means to me, “Oh! We thought you were going to be an asshole!” [laughs]

Another one of your projects that we are very excited about is ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’. We saw that the trailer just came out. What can you tell us about that?

Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog

I can tell you that it’s very exciting. I’m very excited about it. It will be out I believe around Halloween. I think that’s what they’re thinking. It’s the return of The Frog Brothers. I think it’s what a lot of people wanted to see from the last one. There was a certain expectation I think people had after waiting for twenty-five years, or twenty years, or whatever it was. I think they felt a bit dismayed with the fact that I kind of popped in here and there as a cameo and there wasn’t really too many other through lines in the story connecting it to the first film. I think that people are going to be eagerly anticipating and pleasantly surprised by the look of the new film, which is a bit truer because of everything from the makeup effects, to the stunts and all of that high end stuff, to the actual storyline. I think people will be pleased.

I’m definitely looking forward to it. I enjoyed that last movie. I know a lot of people tore that movie to pieces, but I thought you were great in it.

Well you know what, it’s a love-hate relationship with that movie. I have people that come up to me all of the time and say they think it’s the most awesome movie and we did such an amazing job with the sequel. Then there are people that come up to me and say, “I’m going to be honest with you. It sucked.” [laughs] So I think it really kind of hit both sides of the spectrum, but either way it made Warner Brothers a ton of money. I don’t think they’re complaining. [laughs]

Do you have any aspirations to take The Frog Brothers a little further and maybe do a spin off type film that exists outside of the realm of the other films?

You never know what could happen. You never know. There’s always a possibility for those type of things and of course anything. I’m a working actor! I’ll take it where I can get it, as long as it’s good! [laughs]

We’ll definitely be looking forward to that, should it go in that direction!

Cool! I appreciate that!

Is there anything else you want to add or let your fans know?

Yeah! Just that I really appreciate every-body’s love and support. It’s been one of the hardest years of my life. I just want to let everybody know I’m still here and I’m still working for them. Hopefully they’re coming out to see us on this tour because we’re here to rock ya! [laughs]

I hope you get out to the east coast, Corey. I’d like to check your show out. If you can get something in Washington D.C., that’s the best!

OK! Good! We’ll do our best! I want to hit every single market with this thing. If it’s up to me and I have my druthers, we’ll be playing for the next two years.

Sweet! Corey, it’s been an honor and a pleasure. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak to us. Good luck to you out there on the road!

Thank you very much. It was a very nice and professional interview. I appreciated it. Hopefully we will see you out there very soon!

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For all the latest news, information and tour dates for Corey Feldman and The Truth Movement, swing by his official website located at www.coreyfeldman.net!

As Corey Feldman mentioned in the interview, ‘Lost Boys 3: The Thirst’ is on the way in 2010! Check out the trailer below!

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Script For Original Unmade ‘Lost Boys’ Sequel Unearthed!

Script For Original Unmade ‘Lost Boys’ Sequel Unearthed!

Arrow In The Head has unearthed a very cool find for fans of The Lost Boys franchise. In the years following the initial release of The Lost Boys, a sequel was in the works but never got off of the ground. The Lost Boys: The Beginning was written by horror writer Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark) from a story by both Eric Red and Joel Shumacher.

The film was to take place in San Francisco at the turn of the century and followed a vampire that hooks up with the five kids who were to become The Lost Boys.

Over two decades after the release of the original film, the script to the ill-fated sequel is now seeing the light of day. AITH has uploaded the script and you can check it out at this location >

The third official installment of the franchise, Lost Boys 3: The Thirst, is expected to debut sometime in 2010. The film will feature Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander reprising their roles as the legendary Frog Brothers. The film scripted by Evan Charnov and will be directed by Dario Piana (The Deaths of Ian Stone).

Official Synopsis: When veteran vampire hunter Edgar Frog finds himself destitute and almost friendless, he thinks his live has hit bottom – but wealthy vampire-romance novelist Gwen Liebling offers him a small fortune to go on the vampire hunt of a lifetime and rescue her son Peter from the Alpha Vampire D.J.Dusk. With the help of his friends Zoe, Lars and Blake, Edgar heads into a bloody battle to exterminate evil.”

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‘Lost Boys 3: The Thirst’ – First Look At The Frog Brothers!

‘Lost Boys 3: The Thirst’ – First Look At The Frog Brothers!

The good folks over at Arrow In The Head got their hands on some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the next highly anticipated installment in the ‘Lost Boys’ franchise.

In the photos, Corey Feldman is pictured with co-stars Tanit Phoenix and Jamison Newlander. Check out more pics via this link!

Official Synopsis: When veteran vampire hunter Edgar Frog finds himself destitute and almost friendless, he thinks his live has hit bottom – but wealthy vampire-romance novelist Gwen Liebling offers him a small fortune to go on the vampire hunt of a lifetime and rescue her son Peter from the Alpha Vampire D.J.Dusk. With the help of his friends Zoe, Lars and Blake, Edgar heads into a bloody battle to exterminate evil.”

The film scripted by Evan Charnov and will be directed by Dario Piana (The Deaths of Ian Stone).

It is great to see that Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander are returning to their iconic roles as The Frog Brothers, however there is no official word as of yet if Corey Haim will return.

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Corey Feldman’s Wife Files For Divorce, Cites Irreconcilable Differences

Corey Feldman’s Wife Files For Divorce, Cites Irreconcilable Differences

Corey-and-Susie-FeldmanThe wife of 80s icon Corey Feldman,  Susannah (Susie) Feldman, has filed for divorce from the actor citeing irreconcilable differences.

The split comes after seven years of marriage. Court records in Los Angeles show that Mrs. Feldman wants sole custody of their 5-year-old son Zen with visitation rights for Corey Feldman, as well as an unspecified amount of spousal support.

The couple wed in October 2002, nine months after meeting in a nightclub while on the set of VH1’s “The Surreal Life,” according to People.com. MC Hammer and a rabbi reportedly officiated at their wedding ceremony.

Feldman, 38, rose to fame in ’80s films “The Goonies” and “The Lost Boys.” Feldman currently has several projects in the works such as a collaboration with renowned horror filmmaker Roger Corman called ‘Splatter’ and the third installment of the ‘Lost Boys’ franchise that is slated to begin shooting in South Africa this November, with Dario Piana (The Deaths of Ian Stone) directing.

Be sure to check out Corey Feldman’s blog for all the latest happenings and for more information on the whirlwind that has been his past few months.

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