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Terror Hottie, Rest In Peace

(Zelda Rubenstein)

Sad news today, terror hottie buffs–not too long ago, terror hottie Zelda Rubenstein died of complications from a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai hospital at the age of 76.

There are those who questioned our calling her a terror hottie, and to those people, we give a sad head shake of shame.? The terror part of her designation could never be doubted, as her creepy, gravelly voice rang throughout our collective unconscious.? Her best known role was as Tangina Barrons in the Poltergeist series, but she also had plenty of other roles, including tons of voice work and her surprising reappearance in the recent film Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.

She left behind no family, but many close friends, and loads of fans. So we express our condolences to everyone who’ll be missing the creepiest voice in Hollywood, Zelda Rubenstein.

Major Names Get Seized

Serious names are being bandied around for slots in “Seizure”, folks–SERIOUS names.  Maybe you don’t think of these as terror hotties, but I’ll tell you this, there are some spectacularly recognizable names.  Adrienne King of Friday the 13th fame (one and two), and Zelda Rubenstein of the Poltergeist series are both slated to be in on Eric Stanze’s one man operation as producer, writer and director.

And the plot looks amazingly dense–basically we’ve got a guy who hallucinates during seizures and is out to find out the meaning of these images.  While trying to figure the whole thing out, his brother dies, and he has to go across the state for the funeral. This continues on like this through affairs, illegitimate children, pits of evil and hordes of demons.

Now…I’m not ordinarily one to rail against too complex a plot.   It’s so seldom seen I wouldn’t dare.  But for crying out loud…this might be entirely too complex.  What is the run time on this beastie?  I can’t tell, frankly, but it’s got to be nudging up on a couple hours.  How on earth are they going to manage the sheer depth of exposition necessary to run a monster like this?

I don’t know, but I’ll confess I’m looking very much forward to finding out!