The Hawaiian government worker who issued the missile attack alert says he was 100% sure it was really happening.. MORE: The man, believed to be in his fifties, said he did not want to be identified for safety reasons after receiving threats against his life... MORE: The government WAS actually performing a drill at the time the alert was issued..


MORE: The shootings happened just days after the body of an 18-year-old Italian woman was discovered cut up and hidden in two suitcases. A Nigerian migrant has been arrested in connection with the death. The website of newspaper Corriere della Sera said a man fired from a car window at two young African migrants shortly after 11 a.m. (5.00 a.m ET) Saturday, injuring one of them. A short while later another migrant and an African woman were shot...

Lady Gaga cancels Europe JOANNE tour dates because of severe pain.. “I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home,” Gaga said in a statement.

MORE: “You know, you know I talked about the Halloweens for a long time, the sequels — I haven’t even seen all of them. I don’t even know what really was there — but finally, it occurred to me: Well if I’m just flapping my gums here, talking about it, why don’t I try to make it as good as I can? I could offer advice. I could talk to the director. I like the director very much. I like the script. So, you know, stop throwing rocks from the sidelines and get in there and try to do something positive.”


While the HORROR REPORT is not a financial website, we do specialize in the weird and bizarre. Today some weird and bizarre happened on Wall Street that got noticed..

Not only did the DOW have one of the biggest falls in months, it also ended 666 points down after a day of trading.


CNBC has the gory details if you want them.

Already some are pondering the consequences of the 666 drop.. the harbinger? The omen of more? ... the fluke with the devil's details?

Time will tell.


Wood’s body was found floating in the water off Catalina Island in California early on Nov. 29, 1981, after she disappeared following that night on the yacht with Wagner and Walken, her then-costar in the movie Brainstorm...

MORE: Archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered an unprecedented network of 60,000 ancient Mayan features such as palaces and elevated highways, according to an exclusive report by National Geographic. The discovery is being called a “megalopolis” and suggests that we’ve been vastly underestimating the sophistication of the Mayan civilization at the height of its power, 1,200 years ago...

The co-creator of one of the most popular computer games of all time was arrested this week for “sexual exploitation of a child.” .. more.. Jess Cliffe, who helped develop Counter-Strike, is expected to have a bail hearing on Friday but has not yet been charged with a crime, according to Seattle’s KIRO. Police have not released details of the crime and did not say whether a child was harmed.

What we used to worry about: Nipplegate edition

They were the days!

Do you recall who played in Superbowl 2004? ... George W. Bush was the leader of the war-torn world.. we were still cleaning up wreckage from Ground Zero.. back then we thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and yellowcake....

And Janet Jackson, for better or worse, exposed her breast during the Superbowl HalfTime Show with Justin Timberlake.
....the world went wild.
....CBS promised an investigation.
....the FCC fined...
....the world was aghast.

Years later we ponder if THAT was the worst thing that could have happened.

Here is a screen grab of NEWS from the 'day after tomorrow' from the AP courtesy of the WAYBACK machine:

Perhaps my favorite part:

Even halftime producer and CBS corporate Viacom cousin MTV - the network that broadcast Madonna kissing Britney Spears at last August's MTV Awards - was contrite.
"Unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional," said MTV.
Although Timberlake issued a statement shortly after the show apologizing and blaming the debacle on a "wardrobe malfunction," he didn't seem too sorry in comments to the syndicated show "Access Hollywood."
"Hey, man, we love giving you all something to talk about," he said, laughing.
Jackson's official Web site was bombarded with angry postings.

Ridiculous at best.

These were the worries of our times.
Simpler in nature. But somewhat still ancient in philosophy ..

Something things change.. some things don't.
But I wonder today aloud, would a nipple provide as much danger today as it did then? .... Maybe we'll find out this Sunday at the newest TIMBERLAKE Superbowl.

Grammys: Big bucks. All Whammys

Dominic Patten, writing for DEADLINE, reveals early numbers for GRAMMY ratings. They aren't pretty..

He writes,

With a 12.7/21 in metered market ratings, the Recording Academy’s big hootenanny was also way down from the early numbers for the LA-based February 13, 2017 59th annual show. By way down, I mean a just over 20% decline from last year to what looks to be an all-time low for the ceremony.

Facing the midseason debut of The Walking Dead and even a bit more competition on the rest of the Big 4 than last night’s show, last year’s Adele dominated Grammys eventually claimed 26.05 million viewers and a 7.8 rating among adults 18-49 when the final numbers came in.


Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers..


First review of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK documentary is out.. BIRTH DEATH MOVIES doesn't give much praise.. "there is untapped potential in exploring the actual behind-the-scenes of both the books’ creators and the stories’ historical roots. It leaves this doc feeling fairly unremarkable, when it could have been something more."..

A Texas woman who called 911 on Saturday saying she was being stalked was shot and killed by a San Antonio police officer during a brief struggle in a home, authorities said. The unidentified woman, said to be in her 40s, also called police saying her computer was being interfered with, FOX29 San Antonio reported. Police conducted a welfare check about 3 p.m. and found the woman locked in her bedroom.MORE HERE..