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Where's Pootie? Mystery at the Kremlin

UK DAILY MAIL: Vladimir Putin has been 'neutralised' by a stealthy coup as rumours about his health and well-being continue to flourish

It's going to be a wild night of news, as this UK DAILY MAIL headline showcases..

There are some interesting developments in Moscow even as US media blackout on it continues.. Reports of tanks rolling into the city and power being out in several places..

Propaganda on all sides is evident in the a Tweets and news reports coming from Russia.. Only rumors at this point and no hard reporting.. Few facts. Only a deepening mystery in the nation .. And for that matter , the world.

When nostalgia meets the present

The family took a voyage to the movie theater today.. the HORROR REPORT family didn't see anything filled with fright--no IT FOLLOWS for me, it's not in a theater nearby.. Instead it was SPONGEBOB.. A sponge out of water. Funny parts, good laughs--though the 'out of water' business only took up the last 20 minutes or so of the movie, which was a disappointment. The real story here is that Ayden Morris, now 4, was at his first movie theater experience.

This was a big day for me--huge as a matter of fact.. It's not the movie choice that mattered, but just that he wanted to attend a theater showing. And he loved it.. he was stunned a bit at how loud certain parts were, he cringed during the return to JURASSIC PARK trailer, and he heartily laughed at the humor of Spongebob. So did I, and my wife..

There was one more proud pappa moment for me, too.. After the film, we perused a much emptier mall than it ever was before. My local shopping sensation of yesteryear is sufferi…


This was an image of Cyclone Pam before as it slammed into Vanuatu.. category 4 winds.. monster storm. Untold destruction.. those on the scene report pure devastation..

Red Cross workers report “unbelievable destruction” after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu.
This is a developing story..

IT FOLLOWS review roundup and theater locations

The movie is being released in a limited capacity today.. but that doesn't matter to reviewers and fans of horror. The film has attracted untold amounts of attention through intelligent social media buzz and positive reviews--the film is boasting a near 100% rating on ROTTEN TOMATOES. Those types of things don't happen too often..

Here's a wrap of some of the reviews for the film that seem readable:

A VOX review is calling it the scariest movie in years.. "This is a movie you need to see right now."

A THE WEEK review calls it a mesmerizing 'coming of age' movie"  "The sense of unease is buoyed by Rich Vreeland's terrific, pulsing score, which recalls John Carpenter's unforgettable work for Halloween"

SALON: An instant horror classic about the dark side of teen sex: "There are distorted but obvious images of several real-world issues in “It Follows,” including acquaintance rape, teen suicide and mental illness, but you can’t boil th…

Disclosure: Overreachable or teachable moment on Kimmel?

That’s why you will not be president.

Barack Obama, in a joking response to Jimmy Kimmel last night after Kimmel said the first thing he’d do as president is open the files on AREA 51, Roswell, and UFOs..

And another UFO related quip from the show:

On President Clinton’s claim that he went through the secret files on extraterrestrials and found nothing:
"That’s what we’re instructed to say."

Obama went on to read ‘mean tweets’ . . his comments about UFOs are considered, of course, jokes.

But let’s not forget.. for a joke to truly work, there’s always a shed of truth behind it.. Perhaps it is why people like KIMMEL, who always seem to ask Presidents about UFOs, will not be President..

Kimmel had previously made some waves after asking former President Clinton about aliens.. at that time, Clinton was analyzed to have had ‘stressed’ behavior during his response.. I can’t find any analysis yet of Obama’s reaction..

Jokes.. Jokes.. laughable moments. Teachable moments?

Am I overreaching …


FRIDAY THE 13TH IN RUSSIA: Putin, Said to Be ‘Perfectly Healthy,’ Is Also Nowhere to Be Seen »
There are rumors online that Vladimir Putin is either sick, or even  dead!

The NYT says,
The last confirmed public sighting was at a meeting with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy on March 5 — although the Kremlin would have citizens think otherwise.

Given that the Kremlin borrows all manner of items from the Soviet playbook these days, there appeared to be an attempt to doctor the president’s timetable to show that all was well.
The KREMLIN is busy doing damage control..

The mystery deepens: Where’s VLAD the IMPALER…


Confirmed: Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty, underground ocean »
Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.
SET SAIL FOR Ganymede!
Take a deep breath.. read the headline a few times until the true power of it sinks in. Jupiter’s moon.. a salty ocean..

Though it may seem like eons for my, it wasn’t too long ago that I learned in school how Earth was the only planet with life and water. And there were only 9. Boom. Done.

Now there’s trillions with untoldillions to be discovered. And maybe multiverses.. and Pluto is NOT a planet. But CERES has glowing balls of light emitting from it. And we are landing on asteroids.. and there’s a ROVER on MARS watching the sunset from the distant planet.. and TITAN may have water.. And MARS may have HAD water..

And we are stardust.
And there may be aliens..
And we are not alone.

This is an amazing time to be alive. It also makes me ponder if ‘disclosure’ is going t…


Anghus Houvouras writes: It's a Trap: Why 'The First Gay Star Wars Character' is a war on common sense »
Interesting article.. Worth the read. Anghus may be very familiar to those who have been long-time HORROR REPORT fans, he used to pen a little bit of a column way back when we were nothing and now he is a profoundly important writer and director, plus a genius columnist at FLICKERING MYTH (not being paid to write any of that, but I sincerely believe it) ..

And his point is taken ..

The money quote:
Up to this announcement, any of the characters could have been gay. Admiral Akbar. Boba Fett. Hell, even, Lando Calrissian. Would it matter if Lando Calrissian was gay? Not at all. His role in the story wasn’t impacted by his sexual orientation. If I had read the headline ‘Lando Calrissian revealed as gay’, all I would have thought was ‘that makes sense: those overtures to Leia were overcompensation.’ Lando ran Cloud City, betrayed Han and friends, and redeemed himself by blowing…


This is how the ASSOCIATED PRESS dispatch reports it for the official record:
NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun’s magnetic fields.
The unmanned Atlas rocket - and NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft - soared into a clear late-night sky, right on time. Within two hours, all four observatories were flying free.
A billion bucks to study, as the AP also reports, this:
Magnetic reconnection is what happens when magnetic fields like those around Earth and the sun come together, break apart, then come together again, releasing vast energy. This repeated process drives the aurora, as well as solar storms that can disrupt communications and power on Earth. Data from this two-year mission should help scientists better understand so-called space weather.
While I am not trying to induce mass hysteria or concoct some elaborate conspiracy, the…

PAM'S Friday the 13th Hit

Cyclone Pam Hits Vanuatu: Nationwide Red Alert Issued, Officials Fear the Worst »
A red alert has been issued for Vanuatu as a massive cyclone begins to lash the South Pacific island nation.
With Cyclone Pam expected to deal a major blow to the island nation of Vanuatu, officials were pleading with the population to get to safety, or risk their lives.
The country spent Thursday stocking up and fortifying buildings for the cyclone’s strong winds, torrential rain and devastating storm surge, but experts fear the worst will happen if Pam hits Vanuatu’s population centers directly, especially the coastal capital, Port Vila.
The country’s government issued a red alert for all six provinces as Pam closed in, BBC said. The alert orders all of the South Pacific nation’s 250,000 residents to get to shelter immediately, the report added.
And even more intense, a tweet posted by a user Humans of Vanuatu says a few things about the storm, right now, as it hits:
Folks, I’ll …

The horror renaissance , 2015

A good list has been compiled by the AV Club about how to make good horror..

And it's good horror that has been lacking for too long of a time, besides a few gems that have popped up through thebyears..

This article linked here could help any upcoming writers or directors create a new masterpiece of our time and genre..

I am perfectly fine that the Era of torture porn appears to be coming to a close..

Of course as I say that a popular Go fund Me still exists for 30, Rob Zombie' upcoming film. .

The masterpieces of yesterday may never get repeated--even though we keep on trying to recreate them over and over again with remakes and redos.. Instead, directors and writers should update the standards, refocus on what is scaring this new generation.. And what isn't.. Slashers lost their effect.. Our reality is comprised instead of trustworthy men in business suits ruining the world. That's scary..
Equally scary: The future of robots and nanotechnology.. science fiction and horror …


Some comments so far on the HORROR REPORT paranormal poll:

Freeranger writes, "Friday nights after I've rec'd my paycheck mostly........then upon waking Saturday mornings, I've found that much of it has been spirited out of my wallet. Poof...."..
x x x
rootbeer29 says, "When i practise extended perception, intention, and wandering."
x x x

Barbara wrote this, "I was working in my office when out of the blue a voice in my head said my brother was going to commit suicide. I immediately called my brother and he told me his was fine and working in his yard. The next afternoon he killed himself."
x x x
Vote below on the poll and comment here on SODAHEAD..

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Bright lights during spring nights

I'm getting various reports from friends nearby tonight who are in or near the coordibates 40° 35' 57" North, 76° 9' 51" West seeing weird lights behind churches, bouncing white balls of light in the air, and other strange phenomena..

There seem to be two intense times of year for paranormal tales of Twilight
lights . One being in the waning days of summer and autumn while the other happens, as March advances to April--a month that could be decidedly cruel when you gaze into history..

For those in these necks of woods or any other tonight seeing oddities and strangr occcurnces, I'm not surprised. Not at's just that time of year..

The Colorado fireball: The green stars are falling

A massive fireball lit up skies in several parts of Colorado during the early morning hours of March 11.. Even more, the meteor was reported by dozens of people on the AMS website..

Amazing tales of a long tail and a piece of space that was visible, some accounts say, for up to 9 seconds in time..

This star, however, was not a pink, but reportedly yellow and green in color..

Fine line for music as jury aways Marvin Gaye's family millions over BLURRED LINES

The AFP reports this interesting note from the world of music:

A ruling that pop stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams stole from Marvin Gaye threatens to create -- in the words of their smash hit -- even more blurred lines for songwriters who could increasingly be hauled to court over their artistic inspirations.

Gaye's family was awarded millions--the jury decided that Thicke stole BLURRED LINES. The defense--and lots of musicians--say that 'inspirations' should not result in lawsuits like this..

The lines are blurred indeed..

But what bet goes away: The smell of lawsuits and money.

More from the AFP..


Major earth facing X class flare

The first strong X class flare has been fired off from the sun today--the anniversary of the major Japan earthquake four years ago now..

The flare today was also earth directed-- more:

The x class flare, the strongest category of sun storms possible, peaked at 12:22 p.m. EDT (1622 GMT) today, originating from a sunspot known as Active Region 12297 (AR12297).

Experts now watching to see of any geomagnetic effects may be seen on earth, if radio or satellite problems will emerge or of any other effects will be felt..

Whatever happens will take place in a fee days--also this weekend: CERN fires up..


Hillary got rid of half her emails & used one account for convenience »
Clinton’s own acknowledgement of the email controversy had previously been limited to a a single tweet, in which she called on the State Department to make public her emails.

While I don’t propose that as a definite, I only bring it up as a possibility..

What if.. what if.. Hillary and Bill thought this whole thing up? Triangulate, slowly drip out the news that Hillary may —cue the music— had a private email system on her personal server.. What if Bill and Hill figured to own this, they release it.. get bombarded, embattled.. and create Hillary as the Teflon woman, the iron lady of the United States.. the comeback kid of the 21st century..

I got this thought today during the theater of Hillary Clinton’s press conference.. she downplayed her scandal. And her first questioner—one that noticeably was chosen by a media handler—asked  Hill basically, if a man did what she did, would people care? And Hillary ha…

IT FOLLOWS: Heard from a review, who heard from a review, who heard from a review this is going to be a good movie

The IT FOLLOWS heat is on..
The upcoming horror movie, much anticipated, is being heralded by some reviews as not only the best of 2015 but also the best in a long while..

A Samuel Zimmerman review on SHOCK TIL YOU DROP sets the stage:
How they converge is, brilliantly, in this aforementioned post-coital curse, one which carries the everlasting anxieties over where your lover’s been before, but pushes farther into all of life’s stresses. Where am I? Where will I go? Who will I become? There’s a deliberate dread in “It’s” rules. Once you’ve got “it,” there it is, walking slowly, assuredly your way. This is where Mitchell has fun composing wide, confident frames— your eyes engaged, always under attack, searching for “It.” At more reprieving moments, he acknowledges the absurdity of the accursed characters and elicits huge laughs. When more explicitly a threat, the director and cinematographer Mike Gioulakis still employ symmetrical, centered stunning visuals. This time, they’re less parano…

Homosexuals beheaded in IRAQ

The AFP is reporting in fresh runs today that homosexuals in Northern Iraq have been beheaded and that there is video evidence to show it--though the 'proof' is at this point unsubstantiated.. MORE FROM THE AFP..

These crimes against humanity should come as no shock to those paying attention. Only weeks ago, footage revealed ISIS hurling gay men off of buildings to their death.. Even more, there is evidence of constant beheadings of women and children, torture and killing of men, and constant trails of death regardless of where ISIS goes..

Lately, the world has turned a blind eye to not only the murder of people but also the destruction of history. Archaeological finds in Iraq have been bulldozed, religious sites have been desecrated, and relics of  ancient times have been eliminated for good. The ultimate peril of the modern age is to kill it, and regulate it to the stone age. It's working..

While the AFP and other sources are reporting today's beheading story as though …


The nation of France is in mourning today as Olympians from the nation are among ten dead in a tragic helicopter crash in a remote part of Argentina..


Among the dead:
Camille Muffat, free style swimmer and Gold Medalist..
Alexis Vastine, bronze medal boxer..
Florence Arthaud, sailing pioneer..

Published reports indicate that two helicopters collided causing the fiery scene..

Altogether: 8 French Nationals and Two Argentine pilots perished in the accident..

The ultimate reality bend is that the stars were in the nation, in this helicopter, because they were going to star in a 'reality' show about athletes being forced to survive on their own in the remote part of Argentina. They were filming DROPPED, a popular reality show in France..

Images of the doomed passengers and their final moments are also being scene, as the TV cameras were rolling.. 

The doomed flight .. the fractured reality..
The fake reality of television being presented in news with a real tragic outcome.. Lives wast…

The Lily Groesbeck miracle: Who cried out for help?

There is a story making the rounds online tonight about baby Lily Groesbeck. It's tragic but yet hopeful.. It's a merging of the yin and yang in life, a showcase of how cruel life can be but yet, at the same time, how seemingly strange occurrences can take place that confound the logical mind..

25 year old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck was driving home from her mother's house in Spanish Fork River, Utah. Her passenger was her 18-month-old Lily, securely strapped in a car seat.. According to police accounts, the car was in an accident and plunged into a cold and icy river on Friday night.   Jennifer died. Lily lived, and is in critical condition. The accident is under investigation..

But the story, in all its tragic makeup of a woman now gone from the earth and a young child without a mother, something else is being mentioned..A few strange and, to some, miraculous events led to the successful rescue of Lily.

Some rescue workers were treated for hypothermia. Despite the cold, they s…


RIP Sam Simon, the co-creator of the Simpsons..

He was only 59 years young.. his agent said he was battling colon cancer and today lost that battle..

He also worked on TAXI and CHEERS..

Published reports tonight say that Simon had previously decided to give his entire fortune to charity..

The return of U7Radio

After a controversy, a legal request from iHearteadio, and then a cease and desist, U7 has returned tonight and this message plasters by the owner:

The interesting question may very well be: Who is the mysterious 'new owner' helping thumb the eyes of The Empire?

Lots of interesting speculation on that tonight..

America's SNIPER: Who's laughing at Eastwood now?

Dirty Harry's days of box office glory aren't gone, Eastwood is now able to brag about a global take of $500 million for his film AMERICAN SNIPER. He can also say it was the best of 2014..


SNIPER has now surpassed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I to become the highest-grossing domestic film of 2014 with an estimated $337.2M take.. And with his weekends cash being counted the movie has surpassed the half a billion dollar make--a success given the controversy and concept behind the film..

Warner Bros has bragging right too, touting the fact that that SNIPER is now the number one war film ever..

This weekend's box office was the lowest of the year so far..

Last weeks not so stellar horror film THE LAZARUS EFFECT sunk even more by 50%.. The Lazarus Effect has earned $17.4 million. However considering the lackluster reviews the movie got and the typical second weekend slump horror flocks endure, this movie is performing better than some others..

SOS to NINJA TURTLES toy collectors (written only halfway in a joking manner)

Attention parents of Ninja Turtles fans or adults who collect children's toys: Some disconcerting developments have been taking place at stores across Pennsylvania--stores that regardless of size or location seemingly have become wastelands in the hunt for new Ninja Turtles action figures.. Is anyone else having the same problems finding new action figures that are not yet in the family collection? I myself have witnessed broken hearts with children staring at empty racks at Walmarts, Toys r Us, and other related locations. Even more, the figures displayed are already the ones purchased..

However, miracles can happen--one day my son found TIGER CLAW in a rather ghastly dollar store in a purposely unnamed hole in the wall town in Western Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania..

A few possibilities..
1) Viacom and Nickelodean are trying to create an artificial scarcity
2) Chinese factories can't stop workers from committing suicide as good as APPLE does, therefore the scarcity is real
3) Pa…

Return to Flight 370: The expired battery theory

The oddities and strange activity surrounding the vanishing Malaysian flight 370 only got weirder--again--today.. This breaking news report was carried by CNN but global sources also report:

The battery for the locator beacon of the flight data recorder of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 expired more than a year before the plane's disappearance, an interim report on the investigation said Sunday, citing maintenance records.

The report said that there was no evidence to suggest the battery was replaced and that while such a battery can operate past its expiry date, "it is not guaranteed that it will work or that it would meet the 30-day minimum requirement."

The battery on the plane's other so-called black box, the cockpit voice recorder, was replaced as scheduled and remained within its expiry date, the report said.

A riddle solved? The reason we can't find a plane? Or a black box signified a reason for treason and a mass conspiracy that started a year prior?