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Harvey Danger

Harvey rammed into Texas last week, unleashing a torrent of rainfall, clogging streets into rivers, and leaving residents stranded in their flood-stricken homes -- but the storm's havoc is still not over. Harvey could dump up 15 inches of rain for portions of eastern Texas and western Louisiana, including the Houston area. This would deal another blow by drenching already saturated areas and hampering already difficult rescue efforts.



Tropical Storm Harvey is starting to move east and heavy rainfall is expected to worsen the "catastrophic and life-threatening" flooding situation in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, according to the National Weather Service.

Our senses are being shocked into submission but the images gracing our television sets and phone screens.. Images and videos of people catching fish in their living room.. nursing home patients up to their necks in water until being rescued.. entire families commuting by boat to leave their home, and all of …

Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw...

coalspeaker:
Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died aged 74, the Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed. The cause of death is not yet known.
Hooper was born in Austin, Texas in 1943. For much of the 1960s he worked as a university professor and a documentary cameraman. He made his directing debut with Eggshells, a low-budget hippie movie released in 1969.
Then came the TEXAS CHAINSAW hit..
And then this..
After making 1981 slasher film The Funhouse, which was unsuccessfully prosecuted in the UK, Hooper was chosen to direct the supernatural horror Poltergeist.. Speilberg couldn’t. Hooper benefited.
Hooper continued to direct into his later years but was never able to match the success of his early work. His later films included monster movie Crocodile, released in 2000, a 2004 remake of crime drama The Toolbox Murders and the 2005 zombie film Mortuary. Hooper’s final film was 2013 horror Djinn, which was funded by and set in the United Arab Emirates. He is su…

Early Reactions to 'It' Praise Stephen King Film: 'Totally Terrifying,' 'Scary as S—t'

Early Reactions to 'It' Praise Stephen King Film: 'Totally Terrifying,' 'Scary as S—t': Journalists who saw an early screening of It are writing their early, spoiler-free reactions on social media — and they are overwhelmingly positive.
“I think it’s one of the finest Stephen King adaptations ever made,” EW’s Anthony Breznican wrote. “Beyond killer clowns, It also delves into the grief & anger kids feel when they realize those who should love & protect them do the opposite. These are themes in King’s stories that filmmakers often ignore. But the best adaptations figure out they’re the most vital part.”
Fandango’s Erik Davis described it as “creepy, bloody, super funny, adorably romantic and hands down among my favorite movies of the year.” Phil Nobile Jr. of Birth.Movies.Death called it “a very handsome, polished execution of a story you know inside out,” while Collider’s Haleigh Foutch answered the question on every fan’s mind: yes, it’s “scary as sh–.”