He was probably in first grade when the original came out!
You're probably right. I was a child of the 80's and you either liked Corey Haim or Corey Feldman. Feldman was more of a bad boy than Haim was back then, so I was all about him. I still have a weird attraction to him even though he's a douche.
After my Corey phase, I grew a brain and started idolizing people like the members of The Ramones.