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Born in 1980 at the then Ashland Regional Medical Center in Ashland Pennsylvania, Horror Reporter Bryan Smolock grew up for several years in the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. The mine fire which engulfed the underground mine system forced residents from the town.

Bryan attended grade school at Holy Spirit School in Mount Carmel, PA, Immaculate Heart Elementary in Girardville, PA, and Cardinal Brennan High School in Fountain Springs, PA. All of those Catholic education centers have been shuttered in recent years due to Harrisburg and Allentown Dioceses’ cutbacks in the coal region of Pennsylvania.

Bryan married his wife Tara in 2007, and they had their first child, Ayden, in 2011.

The family dog’s name is Mutley.

Currently, Bryan resides near the Susquehanna River along the Appalachian Mountain Chain of the once famous coal region of Pennsylvania.


Bryan has been writing various online material since the end of the 20th century.

Among his current web endeavors, Bryan currently has two regularly updated sites.

Coal Speaker focuses on personal issues, parenting issues, and commentary of daily headlines and events. You can read the content of that site at http://www.coalspeaker.com.

Horror Report is a more off the beaten path, with information concentrating on the strange, unusual, and even macabre. The site attempts not to solve life’s true mysteries but instead bring attention to them, with the emphasis on the reader to discern truth from fraud, fact from fiction. You can read it at http://www.horrorreport.com. Another site, nightterrornews.com, features more essay-length articles on a semi-regular basis.

The Horror Report was featured on the Comedy Central show BROAD CITY episode ‘It’ a Wonderful World’

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Official searching for the phantom pooper

I CANNOT ADD ANY MORE TO THIS THAN WHAT A LOCAL CBS AFFILIATE DID IN COLORADO:
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are searching for a woman who has been seen repeatedly defecating in a neighborhood while out running.Cathy Budde says her kids saw the woman mid-squat and came running back in the house to tell her.“They are like, ‘There’s a lady taking a poop!’ So I come outside, and I’m like … ‘are you serious?'” Budde said to the runner. “‘Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids?!’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, sorry!'”

IT continues to make some box office history

IT easily beat mother! this weekend .. It wasn't great competition, but it's a good victory nonetheless.


And some facts: In its first 10 days, the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel has earned $218.7 million domestically, passing up Get Out ($175.5 million) to become the No. 2 R-rated horror film of all time behind The Exorcist, not accounting for inflation. 
It is already the top-grossing September release in history. 
IT will finish its North American run with north of $300 million.

Overseas: IT is grossing $60.3 million in its second weekend from 56 markets for a foreign tally of $152.6 million and a stunning $371.3 million worldwide against a $35 million budget. 
Highlights included a record-breaking horror opening of $13.8 million in Mexico.
A perfect horror movie for the age of TRUMP.

The Great Mexico City Earthquake anniversary Earthquake

Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday..



Again.. 32 years later. To the day..
Today across Mexico City, as people were prepping for earthquake drills and remembrances of what occurred then... and now today, what occurred in real time.
Videos of ground shaking.. buildings literally falling down.. NPR has this: "We don't have an estimate yet from authorities of how many buildings — but just photos and videos from people in the street show there are many buildings collapsed so far," reporter James Fredrick told NPR. "The civil protection agency of Mexico City has confirmed that they're beginning excavation work for people trapped inside collapsed buildings."
Another problem loosed by the quake: Gas leaks have been reported across the city, some of which have already resulted in fires, according to Fredrick.
"God bless the people of Mexico City,&qu…