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Subject: Police mistook movie set for murder scene

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/10 at 2:21 pm

Police in Pittsburgh mistook a 'blood-splattered' horror movie set for a real life murder scene - for eight hours.

One officer labelled the room "the most grisly murder scene" he'd witnessed in his 35 years in law enforcement.

Firefighters responding to a call at the George Washington hotel happened upon the room, reports Metro.

They saw blood splattered everywhere, bottles of alcohol scattered about the room and "a piece of a scalp with hair still attached".

Eight hours into their investigation, police realised the 'blood' wasn't real and they were dealing with a set left over from New Terminal Hotel, a horror film starring the late Corey Haim.

According to the owner of the hotel, the set had been left untouched in case those in charge of the movie wanted to carry out re-shoots.

Billed as an exploration of Hollywood's dark side, the film was released in March and went straight to DVD.

Corey Haim, of The Lost Boys fame, died of a suspected accidental overdose in March aged 38.

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