FAMED HORROR MOVIE MASTER HAS DIED …
If its a horror movie that made you lose sleep, or be afraid to be in a home alone or have to check the closet, beneath the bed or under the stairs, then most likely you had just seen a horror movie made by Wes Craven. Wes (Wesley) Earl Craven, the master of the horror film genre died on Sunday after his battle with brain cancer at the age of 76. Craven is survived by his third wife, Iya Labunka, also his sister Carol, son Jonathan, daughter Jessica, grandchildren Miles, Max and Myra-Jean and stepdaughter Nina.
Craven is the man who wrote and directed such horror classics as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddie Kruger, The Hills Have Eyes, The People Under the Stairs and directed the Scream movies. Then there was his first movie, The Last House on the Left, which may have been his most disturbing of all. Why that film was suggested as a date movie is a an entire story for another day. Wes Craven truly pushed the limits of the horror film genre to the disturbing and yet had it not been for Craven, so many other classic cult horror flicks may not been possible.
Rest in Peace
Wes Craven, the famed maestro of horror known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.
Craven, whose iconic Freddy Krueger character horrified viewers for years, died at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. Survivors include his wife, producer and former Disney Studios vice president Iya Labunka.
Craven was a longtime summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, where he moved permanently three years ago before returning to L.A. for work and health reasons.
Craven claimed to have gotten the idea for Elm Street from living next to a cemetery on a street of that name in the suburbs of Cleveland. The five Nightmare on Elm Street films were released from 1984-89 and drew big crowds.
Similarly, Craven’s Scream series was a box-office sensation. In those scare-’em-ups, he spoofed the teen horror genre and frequently referenced other horror movies.
Craven’s first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote, directed and edited in 1972. A rape-revenge movie, it appalled some viewers but generated big box office. Next came another film he wrote and helmed, The Hills Have Eyes (1977).
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare trailer (1994)
Wesley Earl Craven was born Aug. 2, 1939 in Cleveland. His father died when he was 5. Raised in a strict Baptist household, he graduated from Wheaton College with degrees in English and psychology, then earned a master’s in philosophy and writing from Johns Hopkins.
If you can judge a film-maker’s influence by how many copycats they inspire, then Wes Craven has to be seen as one of the most influential. Three times he changed his mind about what horror movies should be, and three times we were promptly flooded with all manner of dodgy knock-offs.
And yet The Last House on the Left captured the public mood. It was released into a world reeling from the Manson murders, Vietnam, Altamont and Nixon, and it hit all its marks perfectly. The fact that it was made for less than $90,000, which gave it a rough-and-ready vérité look that just made the horrors seem more real, only magnified its impact. Without The Last House on the Left, there’d be no Texas Chainsaw Massacre, no I Spit on Your Grave, no Halloween. Its advertising campaign (“It’s only a movie, it’s only a movie”) handed more power to marketers and films as varied as Fargo and Paranormal Activity owe a lot to its “The following is based on a true story” misdirect.
30 Year Old Shannon Miles Arrested and Charged with Capital Murder in the Shooting Death of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth
PUNK COWARD ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER …
30 year old Shannon J. Miles has been arrested in the “assassination style” murder of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth. Police officers arrested Miles about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and murderer remains in custody. Miles has been identified at the individual who gunned down Deputy Goforth from behind as the officer pumped gas into his patrol car. The thug then stood over the already mortally wounded police officer and fired even more shots into his body. The murder weapon has been recovered. Police say they are not looking for additional suspects. Miles is the lone suspect and gunman who acted alone. The criminal suspect as a criminal record, imagine that?
Besides a capital murder charge, where is the hate crime charge also? The suspect, a black man heinously and brutally killed a white cop. There should be no double standard. POLICE LIVES MATTER!!! However, you know whose life does not matter … Shannon Miles. The sooner they put this cowardly, thug murderer, the better.
A lone suspect in the ‘cold-blooded assassination’ of a Texas sheriff’s deputy has been identified as Shannon J. Miles, 30, who will be charged with capital murder for allegedly gunning down the officer as he pumped gas, authorities said Saturday.
Sheriff Ron Hickman released few details about the suspect Saturday in a press conference. Miles has a list of prior convictions including resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct with a fire arm, he said.
Officers arrested Miles about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and he remains in custody. The District Attorney’s office is expected to arraign Miles in the next few days, Hickman said.
47 Year Old Deputy Darren H. Goforth Shot & Killed “Execution Style” in Houston, Texas Area (Update: Suspect Arrested and in Custody)
POLICE OFFICERS LIVES MATTER!!!
47 year old Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth was shot and killed “execution-style” as he fueled his patrol car in the Houston area of Texas. What the hell is going on in this country? Thanks to the racial division and poison spread from the Obama White House and the DOJ, and the so-called Black Lives Matter crowd, we know have the beginnings of a race war. As Deputy Goforth was pumping gas a man walked up behind him and shot him, killing him instantly. The POS scumbag thug then stood over him and shot Gosforth some more, even after the officer was dead. Goforth is survived by his wife, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5.
Rest in Peace
You cannot even imagine the anger and rage that I have towards these lawless thugs that would do such a heinous act. Hopefully this POS will be captured soon and seeing that it is Texas will be put to death like he rightfully should. HOW IS THIS NOT A HATE CRIME? This is the definition of a hate crime. This thug needs to be put down like a rabid animal. Folks, it does not get any more heinous than this. It also does not get any more cowardice. This thug shot a police officer when his back was turned, really? What a brave soul you are. Hopefully you will get coming to you all that you rightfully deserve.
Emotional Press Conference regarding Deputy Gogorth’s death … “the suspect will be caught and will be brought to justice”
A man shot a uniformed sheriff’s deputy “execution-style” while he fueled his patrol car in the Houston area, killing him instantly, authorities said.
Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, was returning to his car after pumping gas Friday night.
The gunman walked up from behind him and opened fire for no apparent reason, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said.
When Goforth fell to the ground, the gunman stood over him and shot him some more, authorities said. He died at the scene.
“He was literally gunned down in what appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing,” Hickman said. “I have been in law enforcement for 45 years, I have never seen anything this cold-blooded.”
‘He did not say anything’
The gunman gave no indication of his motive. He drove away after the shooting in a red Ford Ranger, authorities said. A manhunt is underway to find him.
According to reports, the suspects mother called the Harris County Sheriff’s office after learning her son may have been involved in the shooting. The suspect was arrested at his mother’s home.
A man “believed to be the alleged gunman” in the killing of a uniformed Houston-area sheriff’s deputy was in custody and being questioned Saturday morning, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN.
No charges have been filed against the man, Kennard said. The man’s name wasn’t given.
It was the man’s mother who called the Harris County Sheriff’s Department about her son, Kennard said. “All the information she had heard led to him.”
For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was “his calling,” his brother-in-law told ABC News.
Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
“He wanted to spend his whole life in it once he got in it,” Allison, 46, said. “He really felt the brotherhood in the community … that’s what he loved to do.
“He was kind of born for it,” Allison said.
Goforth is survived by his wife, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5, Allison said.
“He was the rock in that family,” Allison said through tears. “The kids loved him.
“I didn’t have a brother… when they got together he was like the only other brother in my family,” Allison said.
Goforth “never got mad at anybody,” Allison said. “He was just a giving individual.”
Christopher Starks, a junior at Savannah State University, who was shot Thursday night near the university’s student union, has died. Sadly, Starks died at a local hospital from his wounds early Friday. Savannah State University’s campus had been on lock down; however, it has since been lifted. Loretta Heyward, a spokesperson for the college, said in a statement early Friday that Christopher Starks, a junior from the metro Atlanta area, was the only person taken to the hospital after what she called the “altercation.”
According to authorities, there have been no arrests made in the shooting and a suspect has yet to be identified. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the ongoing investigation with assistance from the Savannah State University Police Department.
A Savannah State University student who was shot near the university’s student union died early Friday, according to a university statement.
Christopher Starks, a junior at the Georgia college, died at a local hospital, according to the statement. He was shot during an alternation at the student union building Thursday night. He was the only victim in the attack, the statement said.
There have been no arrests made in the shooting. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the ongoing investigation with assistance from the Savannah State University Police Department. Police have yet to identify a suspect.
The statement said Friday’s classes will be delayed until 10 a.m. and that grief counselors will be on camps.
42 Year Old Marcy Borders, More Known as 9/11′s Iconic ‘Dust Lady,’ Has Died After Battle with Stomach Cancer
42 year old Marcy Borders, probably better known from her iconic picture as the “Dust Lady” following the collapse of the Twin Towers in NYC on September 11, 2001, has died of cancer. According to The Jersey Journal, Borders was told in August last year that she had stomach cancer and underwent chemotherapy. She had always linked the cancer to 911, when she inhaled and was covered with all types of hazardous debris. One will never know, but sadly after a long, hard and trying struggle following the 911 terror attacks, Marcy Borders has passed.
Our prayers go out to her family and friends. Rest in peace Marcy Borders.
A woman who became known as the “Dust Lady” after being captured on camera in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack on New York City has died after a battle with cancer, her brother confirmed to NBC News.
Marcy Borders, a 42-year-old from Bayonne, New Jersey, was pictured covered in dust after the World Trade Center was hit by two passenger jets. She was inside one of the Twin Towers at the time of the attack but managed to escape the building onto the street below.
She died in the hospital on Monday night at around 11:10 p.m. ET, according to her brother Michael Borders.
The famous photo shows Marcy Borders, a Bank of America employee at the time, distraught and covered in dust in the aftermath of the attacks in Lower Manhattan.
The Bayonne native fell into a decade-long depression that led her to abuse alcohol and drugs after her traumatic experience on 9/11. In 2011, Borders checked into rehab, and has stayed clean since, she told The Jersey Journal last year.
Borders, a mother of two, was just getting back into the working world — helping with a candidate’s local campaign for mayor — when her doctor told her in August 2014 that she had stomach cancer.
Borders, 41 at the time, told The Jersey Journal in November that she had undergone chemotherapy and that she was scheduled to undergo surgery in December and then radiation and chemotherapy afterward.
At the time, she wondered aloud if her cancer was related to 9/11.
Ferguson, MO: 9 Year Old Jamyla Bolden Shot Dead as She Was doing Homework on Her Mother’s Bed … Do Black Lives Matter?
DO BLACK LIVES REALLY MATTER IN FERGUSON, OR IS IT JUST WHEN THEY ARE KILLED BY THE POLICE?
9 year old Jamyla Bolden was shot dead as she was doing homework in her home as she laid on her mother’s bed. Jamyla was a fourth grader at Koch Elementary School. The incident took place at about 9:30 Thursday night in the 9200 block of Ellison in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting happened a couple of blocks from the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer on Aug. 9, 2014. What a tragic and sad story about the death of a child who was simply just doing home work. Her mother also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
For the Black Lives Matter crowd, this is what you should be concerning yourself with. But alas, there are no cops, and white ones at that, to blame. Only most like gang members. You would protect when a thugs who attempt to attack a police officer or stupidly points a gun at police and wind up dead, imagine that? But for an innocent young girl you are silent. What’s the matter Rev’s Al and Jessee, not enough race-baiting in this tragic situation?
Ferguson police are searching for clues about the killing of a 9-year-old girl who was shot when someone fired into a home where she was doing homework on her mother’s bed.
No arrests have been made in Tuesday night’s fatal shooting of Jamyla Bolden and police don’t yet know if the home was targeted or the shots were random, Ferguson Sgt. Dominica Fuller said Thursday.
Jamyla’s mother, 34, was struck in the leg and treated at a hospital.
“You have a 9-year-old child on her mother’s bed doing homework and a bullet strikes her,” Fuller said. “Our concern is to get this person off the street.”
The shooting happened a couple of blocks from the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer on Aug. 9, 2014, sparking sometimes violent protests.
Fuller, herself the mother of a 9-year-old, was among the first officers at the home after the shooting, which was reported just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. She said police did all they could to help the child, to no avail.
Caitlyn Jenner Might Face Manslaughter Charges in Deadly Pacific Coast Highway Crash in the Death of Kim Howe
is Her reality show is doing badly and it looks like he she might be in a whole new word of hurt …
Could Bruce Jenner, sorry, Caityln be facing manslaughter charges? According to the LA Times, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives will present evidence next week to prosecutors that could land Caitlyn Jenner in hot water and lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charges in connection with the February 7, 2015 chain-reaction motor vehicle crash that caused the death of 69 year old Kim Howe dead. It has been determined in the investigation of the crash that Jenner was not driving above the speed limit, but driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions that day. If found guilty, Jenner could face a year in jail.
What are the odds that because of his/her celebrity that Bruce Kardashian, I mean Bruce Jenner, I mean Caitlyn Jenner serves a day for hie/her speechless actions and killing someone?
Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives will present evidence next week to prosecutors that could lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner in a deadly chain-reaction crash earlier this year on Pacific Coast Highway.
Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed Feb. 7 when her Escalade hit Kim Howe’s car, ultimately leading to the deadly crash, said Det. Richard Curry of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Jenner was not driving above the speed limit, but driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions that day, he added.
The evidence will be presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office next week. Prosecutors will review the case and decide whether to formally charge Jenner. Typically, a single misdemeanor manslaughter charge could carry a sentence of a year in jail.
So how will the court papers read, Bruce or Caitlyn? When the car crash took place, he was Bruce Jenner, now at the time of a possible indictment, she is Caitlyn.
This is also where I call out ESPN again for their BS and giving Caityn an award in courage this past year, after having killed a woman. Way to go ESPN for attaching yourselves the the circus, the the soap opera and reality show, Jerry Springer insanity that is the live of Bruce, sorry Caitlyn. Just curious, if convicted and ordered to serve time, does he/she going to a men’s or woman’s jail?
NFL Legend, Former NY Giant, Broadcaster and Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford Has Passed Away at Age 84, RIP
One of the original golden boys of the NFL has passed away … Remembering a legend of the game.
Former NY Giant player, broadcaster, Pro Football Hall of Famer and legend of the game, Frank Gifford, has died at the age of 84. Gifford played in an era when players were two way players and a game that was so rough and brutal that 95% of the players today could not withstand. Gifford played running back, receiver and defensive back for the New York Giants in his NFL career, which spanned from 1952-1964. Gifford sat out the 1961 season after a suffering a head injury from what many have said was the most brutal hit in NFL history (VIDEO) at the hands of the late Chuck Bednarik. Gifford returned in 1962 and won Comeback Player of the Year.
Frank Gifford, a Hall of Fame running back and receiver who personified the Giants’ glory years of the late 1950s and early ’60s and then became the low-key play-by-play voice of ABC’s “Monday Night Football,” teaming with the contentious Howard Cosell and the country-boy presence of Don Meredith in a broadcasting team that became must-see programming for much of America, died at his home in Connecticut on Sunday. He was 84.
After retiring from football, Gifford became a sports broadcaster, most notably as a play-by-play announcer and color commentator on Monday Night Football from 1971 to 1997 with Howard Cosell and Dandy Don Meredith. Sadly, all of the original members of the Monday Night Football broadcasting crew have now passed. Frank Gifford is survived by his wife, Kathie Lee Gifford, and children.
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.
Frank Gifford, August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015, Rest in Peace
Born in Santa Monica in 1930, Gifford attended the University of Southern California on a football scholarship and went pro after being selected 11th overall in the first round of the 1952 draft.
Gifford played with the New York Giants his entire NFL career, from 1952 to 1964, with several visits to the Pro-Bowl. In 1956 he was league MVP and led the team to a championship (before it was called “The Super Bowl”).
The Giants used Gifford at running back, defensive back, wide receiver and on special teams. He went to the Pro Bowl at three different positions. His 5,434 yards receiving were a Giants record for 39 years, until Amani Toomer surpassed him in 2003. His jersey number, 16, was retired by the team in 2000.
After his playing career ended, he became a sports commentator, first for CBS and then as a co-host of Monday Night Football from 1971 to 1985.
“Frank Gifford was the ultimate Giant. He was the face of our franchise for so many years. More importantly, he was a treasured member of our family. My father loved him like a son and was proud to act as his presenter for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a favor Frank returned years later by presenting my father in Canton. For my siblings and me, Frank was like a revered older brother whom we looked up to and admired. We loved him and will miss him terribly,” Mara said.
“Not only was Frank a member of the Giants family from the time he left USC, and will be forever, but because Frank, my father (Bob) and Pete Rozelle were so close in the ’60s, I felt like he was a member of my family. I always loved seeing Frank on our sideline before our games. He had the handshake of a 25-year old, and he looked you right in the eye with his big blue eyes. He was such a strong person in every way. He will be missed and will always be remembered as a Giants’ Giant,” Tisch said.
Frank Gifford was not only one of the legends who played the game but also took part in one of the more famous media events back in the day long before the immediacy of social media, Facebook and Twitter. John Lennon passed away as Monday Night Football was taking place, a game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins. Frank Gifford and Howard Cossell learn about John Lennon’s death live on air and would announce to the world the death of John Lennon during of all things, a football game. Check out the VIDEO below where Frank Gifford becomes the voice of reason and talks Cossell into making the announcement. So with .03 seconds to go before a game winning field goal attempt, the announcement of John Lennon’s death came out over broadcast news via MNF.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY …
Two people are dead and many injured following a circus tent collapse at the Lancaster fairgrounds following severe weather that tore through the area with one-inch hail, 60-mph winds and frequent lightning. The terrible incident took place at approximately 5:30 p.m in Lancaster, NH.
Two people were killed when a circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster fairgrounds as severe weather moved through the area Monday evening.
Approximately 15 people were injured and taken to four regional hospitals, the state fire marshal’s office said. There was no word on the extent of their injuries.
About 100 people were inside the tent at the time of the collapse, which occurred after 5:30 p.m.
Safety officials in New Hampshire are investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and daughter and injured about 22 others.
“We all this morning have heavy hearts,” Gov. Maggie Hassan told WMUR-TV early Tuesday. “We lost two lives — a father and a daughter — at an event that was supposed to be fun.”
Authorities were looking at how the tent was put up at the Lancaster Fairgrounds, about 90 miles north of the capital of Concord. They also were talking to survivors and witnesses.
Heidi Medeiros, who was at the circus with her 3-year-old son, said it suddenly went dark and she heard someone screaming, “Get out, get out.”
POLICE LIVES MATTER!!!
As I have always said, for the police, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop. 33 year old Sean Bolton, who had been with the force since October 2010, was shot and killed Saturday night during a traffic stop. As Officer Bolton was conducting the traffic stop, he was shot by someone inside the vehicle he had pulled over. The incident took place at approximately 9:18 PM local time near Cottonwood and Perkins Roads Saturday night. Officer Bolton was taken to Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and later passed away. Bolton had been with the force since October 2010. The murder suspect is still on the run. Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Sean Bolton and to the Men and Women in Blue of the Memphis,m TN police.
A manhunt was underway for a suspect who fatally shot a Memphis police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday evening, according to officials.
Memphis Director of Police Services Toney Armstrong said police were notified at around 9:18 p.m. local time (10:18 p.m. ET) that an officer had been shot. The officer was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but later died from multiple gunshot wounds.
“The suspect responsible is still at large and officers are in the area attempting to locate him,” police said in a statement.
The slain officer was identified by the police department as 33-year-old Sean Bolton, who had been with the force since October 2010.
Armstrong said Saturday’s fatal shooting was the third time an officer has been killed in the last four years.
Bolton, who graduated from White Station High School in 1999, served a tour in Iraq. He studied political science at the University of Memphis.
Bolton served as best man at his brother Brian’s wedding at Woodland Presbyterian Church on Park Ave. on June 20. Less than two weeks after that wedding, Bolton’s father died on July 2, according to his Facebook page.