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What’s Your Favorite Corey Feldman Movie?

Written by PETA | July 15, 2008

Heeeeey, yoooou guuuys! I’m starting a new segment of The PETA Files, aptly called “Corey, How We Love Thee,” where entries will be dedicated to the wonderfulness that is Corey Feldman. OK, so it isn’t really going to be titled “Corey, How We Love Thee,” and there isn’t even going to be a section devoted entirely to the master actor, musician, and activist. I may have slightly exaggerated.

But it is true that here at PETA, we love the actor known for his smart-mouthed roles in the 1980s and, better yet, his huge heart for animals! Not only did he star in classics like The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, and The ‘burbs, now he and gorgeous wife and Playboy model Susie are also starring in PETA’s new “Give Peas a Chance” ad, encouraging everyone to go vegetarian.


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Quite the stunner, isn’t it? If you’re thinking the ad looks familiar, you’d be right. It’s based on the iconic “Give Peace a Chance” image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. You can’t get more rock ‘n’ roll than that.

Here’s what Corey had to say:

Susie and I choose the vegetarian way of life because for us, there really is no other choice. We must evolve as a race and as a planet, and evolution includes learning and changing from our mistakes. We will never truly grow until we as a whole come to the realization that all beings on this Earth should be treated with love and respect.

The Feldmans have been doing good stuff for animals for a long time. Ask KFC campaigner Nicole Matthews, who has been to their home for some chitchat of the animal activist kind. The whole thing unfolded in an episode of last season’s The Two Coreys—a reality show that is actually devoted to him. It was quite the riveting hour of television.

Still, though, I have to say that my favorite Corey Feldman masterpiece (and possibly the greatest movie of all time) is hands down The Goonies! What’s yours? Comment below to let us know!

And while his treasure-chasing, vampire-hunting, neighborhood-spying days are over, there are lots of animals to be saved, and we love working with Corey on our side!

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  • coreyfeldmansthebest says:

    my favorite movies are the lost boys,the goonies,stand by me,lisence to drive and dream a little dream

  • Jayde says:

    I love Dream a Little Dream

  • Jaycee says:

    I say tie between the Burbs and Stand By Me.

  • Cam Glen says:

    I think the ad has been done in good faith and effective in supporting the cause of animal rights.

  • babble says:

    Ok sure let’s drag out the tired boring rant that PETA is bad and evil and nasty for not promoting ideologically pure veganism… I mean really why let facts get in the way of a good story? Anyone who takes even a casual glance at PETA’s various websites doesn’t have to look very hard to find about 48 dozen encouragements to veganism not lactovegetarianism not lactoovovegetarianism but veganism. In advertising they tend to err on the side of snark and use “go veg” as shorthand but it doesn’t take much work none really to find all sorts of provegan activism on PETA’s part. Criticizing them for a lack of ideological purity does NOTHING to actually aid animals it’s just gratifying to our own egos and promotes the idea that animal rights is just an abstracted theory. Find me an ideologically pure vegan organization that’s DOING THE WORK and I’ll support them too. Right now PETA’s on the front lines while we sit here and debate theory.

  • stacy says:

    I think stand by me and Goonies 2 classics I own them both and watch them with my kidsthey love them. If you can watch a classic now and your kids love them it just goes to show what good flicks they are. Honestly how many kids are going to watch a old flick and like it. Love what corey and susie are doingpetaI am with you both I cannot believe the stuff that happens to these poor animals.

  • cristal says:

    i think that c.feldman is a fake cuz all he dose is put corey haim down and thinks its funny.. i’ve been threw wat corey haim is going threw i know hands down wat it feels like to be stabed in the back by the person u thought was ur best friend and family in the hole world….like my mom said walk a mile in someone’s shoes be 4 u pass jugment on them cuz when u point ur finger at someone’s back there r 100 pointing back at you !!!!

  • Wendi says:

    The Goonies Dream A Little Dream The Lost Boys Stand By Me Blown Away was ok And he was a voice in two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies and I liked those too when I was a kid. I love the ad its beautiful.

  • vegancoin says:

    No cause here just commonsense. The real “turn off” is when people don’t live a compassionate lifestyle refuse to acknowledge anthropocentric and profitmotivated sadistic animal suffering religiously close their eyes to the truth accept the lies of the Mass Media at face value refuse to see the errors in their ways and refuse to make a living a cruelty free lifestyle a priority in their lives.

  • suzie hater says:

    I LOVE JOHN LENNON i am only 31 years old.. but dear lord! where do i begin i use to like corey feldman before he married suzie.. who is she ?no one famous so why is she the in the 2 corey s ? shoot if i had a lot of money i could make myself turn all plastic and big boobs and make myself look like playboy bunny.. she butta face her body is good looking her face and her personalty ugly. i love corey haim when those two are together they are amazing too watch. i feel so sorry for feldman did anyone watch that val espidoe i bet u he had to do that just to make love to her. i have too many fav of corey feldman and it s hard too decide but i love him in BLOWN AWAY STAND BY ME and of course everyone fav THE GOONIES..i DID Like his role in tales from the crypt Bordello of Blood.. Suzie has a very good hold of him and i the think the reason why us she won t let him go w haim his eyes might wonder please feldman find someone else be w haim ..

  • Chasity says:

    I believe that all his moves are good. I really do not have a favorite. He is a good actor and has a nice singing voice. He seems to put all his love in everything that he does. I think that Susie being active also is wonderful. I have enjoy my change in my life after stop eating meat. I feel better and wish that my husband would also join me in not eating meat. Thank you guys you are the ones that got me interested in going to the sites and watching. You both are so wonderful.

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    I agree Michelle. Even being nasty to meat eaters how will that change their behavior? Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that it will cause them to simply seek out other meat eaters to affirm their longheld beliefs. Changing attitudes and lifestyles is an art form unless people are just planning to burn down the houses of meat eaters. I’ll be honest I was not a fan of Feldman’s but this ad is really impressive. I don’t think he is mocking Lennon at all he is showing respect. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. The ad was cute and fun not even judgemental or offensive in any way. That’s how it should be. Before we judge him let’s look at what other actors were doing for fun while Corey took the time to make this PSA for PETA. Other actors schmoozing in Hollywood buying fur drinking booze kissing up to the media swimming in luxury pools spending money going to parties buying thier fifth home. All that while Feldman did this ad for a good cause. Well I know where my financial artistic support will go to from now on. Bless you Corey and family!

  • Michelle says:

    Criticizing anyone for only being vegetarian instead of being vegan is one of the best ways to turn people off from your cause. Don’t you understand that not everyone can make that big a change all at once? Taking the first step towards compassionate living should be commended not condemned. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 17 years and I’m cutting back on eggs and dairy but where I live there are fewer vegan options so it’s not easy to cut everything out completely. I respect anyone who is vegan and hope that I will get there eventually as well. The world isn’t going to change overnight. If you think that you can win people over by comments like this you’re sadly mistaken. If anything you put them on the defensive and they won’t even listen to the facts that you can present to them. Educating people will help them to start to look at their food differently but if not done right you’re giving other animal rights activists a bad name and make the person youre trying to educate see all animal rights people as radical nuts. Lighten up or you’re doing more harm than good!

  • Kristy says:

    Definitely The Lost Boys is my favorite Corey Feldman movie of all time.

  • TomOfMaine says:

    Beautiful photo thank you Corey and Susie for your true compassion !

  • Michelle says:

    Yes…Goonies Stand By Me Lost Boys. UR a GREAT influence to ‘new’ vegans! Thx 4 Being you!…AND making a difference

  • Kimberly Tobey says:

    I have been a vegetarian since I was 14 I am 27 now so I think the add is done nicely and I really like Corey and Susie nice way to help support PETA and be role models for others. My husband and I are fans of “The Two Coreys” and for those of you who havent watched it yet or actually just in general dont critize Corey Heim we all live our own lives and he seems to honestly be trying to be happy with himself who are you to judge? Anyway remember Feldman and Heim do exist without one another and there is no need to compare the two

  • dawn says:

    Would some of you lighten up??!!! Any baby step for the animals is a good step and as I recall Lennon wasn’t a saint. He was a drugged out musician who wrote some beautiful songs. Corey is a musician the ad is witty and who cares what all you pessimistic pompous pseudointellectuals have to say. Can’t we just take a small win for the animals as what it is. Lost Boys!!!!!!! P.S. I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years. So I’m human and eat a slice of pizza once and a while. How long have you been a vegan?

  • pamela says:

    I have to say any movie Corey is in we will watch We would like to see him make a big come back he certainly has the talent. Love the Peta ad and I would like to comment on Judith’s comment pertaining to money and going veg. you don’t need to be rolling in money to go veg. just omit the unhealthy items from ur shopping list and if u really try u will find it’s much easier than u believe. speaking from experience. It works. Take Care and God Bless Pamela

  • Butterfly Beausoleil says:

    GOOD GOD! Corey is not trying to be John Lennon. It is simply a picture promoting peace for animals by eating peasnot meat. Stop being so anal! I’m sure Lennon would not have a problem with this ad. I think it is very creative and it rocks! Good job Corey and Susie.

  • Tracey says:

    Kelly I must say that Corey is not as self absorbed as you seem to think However you are entitled to your opinion Corey is a very together guy and as for his wife being a good influence he actually got her to go vegitarian Corey and Susie you guys are great Please keep trying with Corey H he needs you even though he can’t see it! Tracey

  • GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE!!!!! says:

    i dont like how they are kind of mocking “give peace a chance” and john lennon and yoko ono…..

  • vegancoin says:

    “I reckon we could send out four waxwork dummies of ourselves and that would satisfy the crowds. Beatles concerts are nothing to do with music any more. Theyre just bloody tribal rites.” John Lennon “Beware of Maya” George Harrison

  • Heather F Davis says:

    Im happy to see corey and his wife are two peaple we can add to the list of descent people in this world . Its so easy to get swept up in all the money and fame and be self absorbed. My fav movie is Lost Boys. Also because the “other” Corey is in it. I believe he is a great person deep down. He just hasnt had the right influences yet. He will find peace one day.

  • Alicia says:

    First I’ve been vegetarian for almost 21 years vegan for the last 12. I’m glad Corey Susie are at least vegetarian maybe they don’t realize that being ovolacto still causes animal suffering? Second The Goonies for sure! But I also love Stand By Me which brings me to my 3rd point. Third PETA you should get in touch with Wil Wheaton who was in Stand By Me with Corey. I don’t know about the rest of Wil’s family but Wil himself is vegetarian. I have a feeling he might think PETA is too “radical” but then again he might not. You’d have to ask him. You can get in touch with him through wilwheaton dot typepad dot com. Just a suggestion! Alicia

  • vegancoin says:

    What Stevie Z and Ryan said. And he’s not vegan but a vegetarian that’s not good. i bet that guitar in his hands is nothing but a prop as well. The bed in for peace in Montreal was performance art this unfortunate ad doesn’t seem to be on the same page. Sorry PETA i just can’t get worked up over such disingenuous displays of shallow materialism and nonstop greed. John was a man of peace and brutal honesty he was never one to mince words only to appease the public he had the courage to state his convictions when others just didn’t know what to say and was never afraid of what others would think. His songs are a living testament to world peace and universal harmony. His songs about peace and love should be enjoyed by all. Everyone should visit the Imagine Peace site in case you have forgotten what the real John Lennon actually stood for.

  • Jody says:

    I like him in The Burbs the best. Also I think this is really cool as converting to a vegetarian diet is the first step in the right direction.

  • marie says:

    i love corey in general. he rocks as a actor . i loved him in stand by me .. i love haim though too he is a awesome actor. people need to give him a break..

  • Elisa says:

    This a very clever ad. They both made it look great. I also think that people who have posted comments on this page are too anal. Who are they to judge what anybody does? Can you say “selfrighteous”. Even helping in a small way to save just one animal is a huge contribution. Get over yourselves and realize that any help is good help. I love the Goonies Stand by Me Dream a little Dream and Lost Boys. Truth be told though I like Corey Haim a lot better.

  • Linda Poisson says:

    I loved the Corey’s in Lost Boys but also they were very good in Blown Away. Cory and Susie are a super couple. Keep up the good work Cory!!

  • Tracey Lee says:

    I love Corey. I alwyas have. I am a fan of Lost Boys and Dream a Little Dream. His wife is stunning !! keep up the good work we love you !!

  • corie stevens says:

    Oh gosh…thats easy…Stand By Me with River Phoenix who was a vegan then Goonies!

  • Shannon LaCorte says:

    A master actor? Hmm I dunno. When I think of a master actor I think of people like Brando Bogart and Sinatra to name a few. Although I adore Feldmans movies and have enjoyed myself while watching them I would not consider him a master at the art just yet. Give him a few more years wink . With that being said I am very encouraged by his and wife Susies choice to go vegetarian. I know that they have been for a while now and it’s great. My family and I have been vegetarians for years and its the best thing we’ve ever done for ourselves. It’s an incredibly noble cause. Saving animals from pain and suffering is one cause very close to my heart and one step closer to making the world a better place to live together. I am happy to see it’s close to their hearts as well. We need more people like them to inspire others to change their way of eating and save innocent animals from a horrible existence and an even worse fate. My favorite movie of Coreys is Stand by Me. Ive loved most of his movies but the character Teddy in Stand by Me was perfect for him. Of course I also very much liked the Lost Boys and the Goonies. If and when Lost Boys 2 comes out I will be first in line to see it. On a side note I want to say briefly that I absolutely love the show The Two Coreys. I TiVo it each week. I love both Feldman and Haim. Poor Haim he’s going to be ok though. I just know it. They are both good guys. But as far as Feldman is concerned I feel like Ive gotten the chance to watch him grow up in his films and now he is a mature responsible husband father and friend. That was fun to do. He went from this shy gawky pudgy faced kid to what he has become today. What a great transformation! Thanks Corey and Susie you guys done us proud! Keep up the good work folks!!

  • Dr.DeAnna Thompson-Blailock,Ph.D says:

    Dream a Little Dream made him my Dream Man until I met my husband.I might be 32 now but he is still a “Crush” for me.Suzy is a blessed woman and Corey isshould be the model C.Haim bases recovery on. Respectfully Dee

  • Kathleen says:

    Go VEGAN! You aren’t respecting animals when you still exploit them by only being vegetarian. Not sure how Corey could be compared to Lennon…nice try but never in a million years. Appreciating the effort..just try and put more in.

  • MeL says:

    License to Drive!!! Even though Haim was my favorite Corey…Feldman seems to be the one with a heart of gold! They look great in the ad!

  • candice says:

    my favorite corey movie is stand by me!!! i have watch 99 times!! i am going to watch it again to make it a 100 times that i have watched it

  • Theresa says:

    Lost Boys! Go Corey… GO Corey…. Go Corey…

  • Jacki says:

    Corey and Susie rock! This is a beautiful ad. I hope to see it everywhere spreading the message of love. Peace and best wishes to the Feldmans!