Ripleys came across a story from the Daily Mail concerning a Pittsburgh hotel in which police found a grisly murder scene.
A fire at the 10-story George Washington Hotel on Main Street was taken care of by firefighters, who then discovered a “blood-spattered” room filled with bottles of alcohol and “a piece of a scalp.” Police Chief J.R. Blyth was called in, who said it was “the most grisly murder scene in his 35 years in law enforcement”. After an 8 hour investigation, the Chief realized – the whole scene wasn’t real.
Turns out that the room was a left over set from a horror movie called New Terminal Hotel, which stars the late Corey Haim. The scene in question was filmed 2 years ago, but the hotel owner decided to leave the room as it was in case the crew needed to return for reshoots.
Two years is a long time to decide on reshoots, we think.
Anyway, New Terminal Hotel is about a screenwriter who wants revenge against the studio head supposedly responsible for his fiancee’s death. He stays in a seedy L.A. hotel, supposedly to write, but there may be other murderous plans…
Corey Haim stars in the film as a “nosy has-been rock star.” We assume he’s one of the victims…
Back in real life, the hotel itself is said to be haunted. 12 people have died there since it was built in 1923.