ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to The Misplaced Boys stars Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander about working with animals and getting coated in slime. It is now available on 4K, Blu-ray, and digital to celebrate its 35th anniversary.
“Teenage brothers Michael and Sam transfer with their mom to a small city in northern California,” reads the movie’s synopsis. “Whereas the youthful Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward and Alan, the angst-ridden Michael quickly falls for Star — who seems to be in thrall to David, chief of an area gang of vampires. Sam and his new associates should save Michael and Star from the undead.”
Tyler Treese: Corey, 35 years later, this movie nonetheless holds up so effectively. We’ve seen the fan base develop over time, and it’s nonetheless fascinating and connecting with audiences, it doesn’t matter what technology they’re. What does it imply so that you can have these movies which might be nonetheless connecting with so many individuals?
Corey Feldman: I really feel very blessed. I really feel very humbled and really honored that anyone remembers any of the work that I did as a child, ;et alone that individuals really maintain a few of them close to and pricey to their hearts. It’s a cool factor, to be part of legacy movies like that. On the similar time, you by no means wish to relaxation in your laurels, so it’s all the time about what’s subsequent for me. I’m all the time type of driving the ship ahead. I’ve been on tour with my band. I’ve received a brand new album out, a brand new boxset out, and been very targeted on the music the previous couple of years. We simply completed one leg of a tour. We’re about to do one other leg of the tour, and mockingly, someway, Misplaced Boys has match into each legs of the tour.
On the primary leg, we did this factor in San Antonio known as Summer time of Santa Carla. The place Jamison was there, Jason Patrick was there, Billy Value was there. We’re all there signing autographs and assembly with followers, and so they had screenings of the film. It’s type of this celebration. Then on the second leg, on Halloween evening in Dallas, we’re going to be doing an occasion the place they’re taking part in Misplaced Boys, and the entire thing is billed as a particular Misplaced Boys celebration, Misplaced Boys, Halloween get together. My band’s performing. I’m certain we’re going to need to do just a few songs. Jamison, by the best way, has come out and carried out with us just a few instances. He’s now a singer as effectively, and, he’s doing, “Folks Are Unusual” with us.
Jamison Newlander: Yeah, we did “Folks Are Unusual” collectively in three cities.
Corey Feldman: That was nice.
Jamison Newlander: One factor I need to add to is that — in case you return to why we have been doing this to start with — folks in leisure like to the touch folks, to have an effect on folks, to offer one thing to the world, you understand? That folks can watch and revel in.
Corey Feldman: Take them out of their lives, you understand?
Jamison Newlander: For a second, yeah! So it’s nice. It feels nice to have the ability to try this for folks with this film.
Jamison, one factor that basically makes the Frog Brothers actually stick out is that you simply really really feel like actual brothers whenever you’re watching the film. Are you able to communicate to your chemistry with Corey and the way you guys labored off one another?
Jamison Newlander: I believe proper from the start, when Corey and I met within the audition … it’s a part of what the audition was about, in a method, was matching up our chemistry and one thing about it labored. We come from completely different backgrounds and solely simply received into the film enterprise a pair years earlier than Misplaced Boys. We had this chemistry. We instantly received alongside. We laughed at one another’s jokes or I believe it was real.
Corey Feldman: I pretended to snort.
Jamison Newlander: The factor is that Joel Schumacher noticed that and actually developed it and actually introduced that out. It was simply very nice. it was pure.
Corey Feldman: I’ve to say one factor, which is that Jamison is an excellent actor. So one of many issues for me was, really, I used to be excited that there was a child that was the identical age as me, that had the depth to play this character so significantly and be the straight man. I imply, we each needed to be straight males. We couldn’t crack a smile ever. We couldn’t present any emotion aside from ass-kicking mode.
Jamison Newlander: And we have been critical about it. We weren’t taking part in it for comedy, particularly at first,
Corey Feldman: We didn’t ever actually play the comedy. It was extra that the comedy was the truth that we did take ourselves so significantly as these characters. Being macho males at 14 years outdated . We suited up and we confirmed up and we got here current. And the factor is, I revered the truth that he was in a position to sustain. He was new within the enterprise. He hadn’t achieved film after film like I had. The truth that he was proper there with Corey [Heim] and I and all the time on par was fairly spectacular. Then I went and noticed his highschool play afterwards. He did a manufacturing of The Elephant Man the place he performed John Merrick and did an unbelievable job. I used to be so blown away. That’s in all probability the rationale why I used to be so emphatic about ensuring that he was a part of the Misplaced Boys sequels, as a result of it was like, “Dude, this man’s an ideal actor. You’ll be able to’t simply let him go by the wayside. There’s a chemistry and that’s received to be a part of this, or it’s not going to work.”
Jamison Newlander: It was very good of Corey to come back to my present was actually meant loads to me.
Corey Feldman: Heim got here too, proper?
Jamison Newlander: I don’t suppose Heim got here, however I’m certain he meant to. Joel got here. Schumacher got here.
Corey, the forged is stacked, however one of the like underrated stars is the canine Nanook. He’s so nice within the movie. How was it like working with the animals?
Corey Feldman: You recognize, he was slightly little bit of an ego maniac, I’ve received to be critical. He received massages, all the time making calls for, he was like,” I need need my canine bowl on the set very first thing within the morning and it higher be crammed proper to the road.”
Jamison Newlander: Yeah. He needed to get brushed. I didn’t get brushed.
Corey Feldman: Yeah, precisely. The grooming on that canine was insane. Always needed to be groomed. No, we’re joking. He was nice. He was a well-trained canine. I didn’t work with him as a lot as Corey did, as a result of it was Corey’s canine, proper?
Jamison Newlander: Yeah, Corey had that particular bond with him, Nanook.
Corey Feldman: “Come on Nanook! What are you doing man?”
Jamison, the tub battle with Paul is one in all my favourite scenes within the film. What have been your reminiscences of filming that?
Jamison Newlander: Just a few completely different type of conflicted reminiscences? No, no.
Corey Feldman: It was a tough scene.
Jamison Newlander: Yeah, it was a tough scene. So ranging from the truth that, when he grabbed me, I had some chest hair simply sprouting via and it was actually painful. So a few of that appearing, when he grabbed me, was actual. Then additionally we needed to sit in that slime for a very long time. That was my greatest destructive reminiscence of the film was sitting in that slime for days.
Corey Feldman: Properly, as soon as we received slimed we needed to be slimed for the remainder of the film.
Jamison Newlander: Vats of Slime.
Corey Feldman: We’ll always remember the large vats, I imply actually, simply the barrels this huge. They might sit there and they’d, pour it up with like scoopers and they’d simply pour it on our head. It’d be morning, pat it throughout our our bodies, and also you’d simply be all sticky and gross. The worst half was the half the place we’re crawling via the cave after I stake Alex Winters. We’re crawling again via the cave and so they’re shaking the cave, beause they need it to appear like the entire thing’s imploding. They’re dropping stuff from these holes on high of us. We’re crawling on this little tiny like rat method, there’s possibly two inches above our heads and so they’re on high of this factor, dropping via the holes, particles, and dirt and all this bizarre stuff.
Jamison Newlander: Lined in slime.
Corey Feldman: We’re coated in slime, all of the stuff sticking in our hair and it’s in each crack and each crevice. You’d get out of there after which Joel could be like, “Okay, clear them up and let’s do the subsequent scene the place it’s like the start of the film and so they’re clear.” And we’d be like, “What?!”
Jamison Newlander: Go bathe!
Corey Feldman: Yeah, go bathe. So then we’d have to love run to [Richard] Donner’s workplace, as a result of it was the one place on the lot together with his bathe, which was in fact fully on the other facet of the lot. So we’d take our bikes and we’d run over.
Jamison Newlander: That’s true. We received round on our bikes, That’s a part of the bonding, I believe.
Corey Feldman: Yeah, precisely! So we’d take the bikes, we’d go over to the workplace, we’d bathe after which some buffoonery I’m certain would kick in someplace alongside the best way. Fights and cleaning soap and all types of issues. Then we’d rush again to the trailer and Joel would begin screaming, “dudes! The place’s my dudes?! Hurry it up!” I’m like strapping the boots. “Come on!”
Jamison Newlander: However I additionally need to say about that bathtub scene is that I simply realized just lately that that’s the place I believe the Frog Brothers are actually … once they get to that degree of “these guys are badass” is once they have been like, “You’re subsequent!” He was like, “You killed Marco?” And we’re not like, “Oh, sorry, don’t damage us!” We’re like, “you’re subsequent!” That’s what I believe.
Corey Feldman: About that scene — and naturally we’re simply faking it anyway — it’s all bravado, as a result of we might’ve been very lifeless in a short time if Nanook hadn’t are available and saved the day. So once more, all of it goes to Nanook.