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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pittsburgh police find 'The most grisly murder scene' in 35 years but it turns out to be movie set

Scene from New Terminal Hotel
Corey HaimImage by Bree Bailey via Flickr
Firefighters responded to a call at the George Washington hotel in Pittsburgh and came upon "a blood-spattered room scattered with bottles of alcohol and a piece of a scalp with hair still attached". Yikes. Police were called in and one official called it "The most grisly murder scene he'd witnessed in his 35 years in law enforcement." Eight hours into the investigation, police realized the blood wasn't real and what they were dealing with was a left over movie set from "New Terminal Hotel", a horror film starring the late troubled actor, Corey Haim. According to the owner of the hotel, the set had been left untouched, in case they wanted to do any re-shooting. The film was released – not surprisingly – straight to DVD. It is described as "An exploration of the dark side of the Hollywood dream machine; a revenge story with an anti-hero who finds no redemption waiting on the other side. It's the study of the downward spiral."  You likely remember that Corey Haim, of Lost Boys fame and little else, died in 2010 of a suspected drug accidental overdose. I guessing this movie is now mandatory viewing at the Pittsburgh Police Academy.


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