Firefighters who responded to a hotel blaze stumbled upon a blood-splattered hotel room littered with liquor bottles and even a piece of a scalp.
Police Chief J.R. Blyth, who was called in to investigate, described the discovery at the George Washington Hotel in Pittsburgh 'the most grisly murder scene in his 35 years in law enforcement'.
Detectives had spent eight hours of overtime on the investigation before Chief Blyth realised the blood wasn’t real and that the murder scene was in fact the leftover set of a horror movie filmed two years ago with Corey Haim.
The film called New Terminal Hotel shot a scene in the hotel and the hotel owner decided to leave the room untouched in case the crew had to come back for re-shoots.
It is more likely, however, based on his laughter in the news report, that he just thought the room looked cool.
The police chief called in detectives for eight hours of overtime before realising that it wasn’t actually a murder scene.
He may have been influenced by the fact that 12 people have died in the George Washington Hotel since 1923, and that it has a reputation for being haunted.
Corey Haim, former Eighties teen heartthrob, died in March aged just 38 from a suspected accidental drug overdose.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Horror movie set mistaken for "most grisly murder in 35 years."
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