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Book Claims 9/11 Landfill Haunted By Aid Worker – The Gasp Menagerie



From Landfill to Hallowed Ground

Tragedy and ghosts. The human mind seems incapable of disassociating the two. Despite the death and atrocities that surround us every day, we instinctively connect sites of sadness and horror with visitations by spirits of the dead. Virtually every type of ghost lore involves the spirits of those who died suddenly, violently, or with great sadness. It’s the human way to cope with such loss, both to associate evil with such events and to suggest those lost live on and might visit the site of their demise.

That said, we’re sometimes faced with something that seems to go beyond simple psychology. Such is the case with a new book about the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island. This unfortunately-named dump is the location where most of the rubble from the 9/11 tragedy was placed. Crews of workers sifted through the rubble looking for remains. As it stands, they found or helped identify 1,600 people lost in the attack, but the remains of 1,000 are still missing.

The New York Post tells us the tale of an author and witness to the unexplained.

While interviewing those who worked at the landfill in the aftermath of the attack for his book From Landfill to Hallowed Ground, retired NYPD Lt. Frank Marra had memories awakened and confirmed by those he spoke with. Memories of shadows, “black masses,” and specifically an African-American woman in old-fashioned clothing, offering aid to those sifting through the rubble.

From Landfill to Hallowed Ground

Said to be dressed like a WWII-era Red Cross worker, this woman was seen offering sandwiches and coffee to workers… before disappearing entirely.

Marra remembers seeing her from a distance, as do other workers and policemen who were at the landfill during those painful days. Nobody can remember interacting with her, and nobody can identify her.

Stories of ghostly aid workers can be found throughout history. Nurses, Red Cross workers, medics in times of war, even doctors have been seen and interacted with in times of great tragedy or need. This is the most recent tale of the phenomenon, but the tradition goes back centuries.

Did these officers really see this woman? If she was real, who was she, and why was she dressed the way she was? How did she gain access to such a restricted area in a time of heavy security? If ethereal in nature, who was she and what was her goal? Do phantom helpers appear in times of war and death to aid a rare few? Share your thoughts below!

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Netflix to Tell The Frankenstein Chronicles in the States



There’s still a big part of me that wonders why Universal – or anyone for that matter – has not been able to reboot classics like The Mummy, Dracula, and Frankenstein. Maybe they’re trying too hard? Maybe they keep putting the wrong people at the helm?

Look at del Toro’s The Shape of Water… It’s pretty much a new version of The Creature of the Black Lagoon with a heavier emphasis on the relationship between monster and chosen mate. Even though there are a couple of hokey parts, it really works and is excellent. So maybe we need to look elsewhere throughout the world to meet with success. Case in point: “The Frankenstein Chronicles.”

Variety is reporting that the hit six-episode UK series starring Sean Bean will be coming Stateside and more via the ever-growing streaming service Netflix.

This deal opens the way for Netflix to make further seasons should it resonate with its U.S. and global subscribers.

“The Frankenstein Chronicles” is a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Set in 1830s London, Bean (“Game of Thrones”) plays John Marlott, a war veteran and river policeman. Season 1 of the serialized show sees him investigating the case of a corpse made up of body parts from different children and finding the matter involves senior establishment figures and demonic forces.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn Returning to the Horror Genre



Know what’s funny? We horror fans have known how good James Gunn was all along. It just took the rest of the world time to catch up! Now that Gunn has made his big Hollywood bones with his two Guardians of the Galaxy flicks, he’s returning to the genre to produce a new horror flick! Oh, happy day!

Word came across our desks that Gunn has signed on to produce an untitled horror feature with The H Collective. It was written by James’ brother Brian and cousin Mark Gunn. James will produce the project in between writing the highly anticipated feature Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 and starting production. Gunn’s longtime collaborator David Yarovesky will direct.

The H Collective will fully finance the project and produce alongside Gunn and his shingle, Troll Court Entertainment. Brian and Mark Gunn, Dan Clifton, and The H Collective’s Nic Crawley will executive produce.

The project is expected to go into production in the spring of 2018 and brings Gunn back to his horror roots. The filmmaker, whose credits included mostly fan-favorite horror gems like Slither prior to writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy, is responsible for turning the Marvel property into one of the most memorable franchises in the Marvel universe.

More as we get it!

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Blade Runner 2049 Blu-ray Release Date and Special Features Announced



Hoo-ray! I have been waiting for this day for the past two months (or, you know, 36 years) as this is the day that we have the release date, cover art, and special features for director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.

As we told you guys a few weeks back, the film was considered a disappointment at the box office (considering its budget) so hopefully once the film hits Blu-ray it will become a cult hit – just like the original.

You can check out all of the details below. Do you plan on buying Blade Runner 2049 on Blu-ray? Let us know below!

Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green. The script was based off a story by Hampton Fancher, which in was turn based on the original film’s source material, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Edward James Olmos, David Dastmalchian, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Sylvia Hoeks, Hiam Abbass, Carla Juri, David Benson, Ellie Wright, and Kingston Taylor.

Blade Runner 2049 hits Digital on December 26th and 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 16th.

Special features:

  • Designing the World of Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • Blade Runner 101:
    • The Replicant Evolution
    • Blade Runners
    • The Rise of Wallace Corp
    • Welcome to 2049
    • Jois
    • Within the Skies: Spinners, Pilotfish and Barracudas
  • 2022: Black Out prologue
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn prologue
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run prologue


Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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