Folks can badmouth Twitter all they want, but there's a REASON that I follow almost a hundred accounts. Nuggets of info abound, and it's nice to have a semi-constant stream of bite-sized weirdness coming into my day.
Bite-sized weirdness like the fact that Sion Sono (director of J-Horror notables "Suicide Circle" and "Noriko's Dinner Table") is directing an English-language cinematic adaptation of the true crime book "Lords of Chaos" (which each and every one of you NEED to purchase ASAP if it's not already in your library) starring Jackson Rathbone (who plays one of the suspiciously hairless man-boy vampires in "Twilight") as murderous Norwegian black metaller Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes.
I didn't believe it either, till I found a couple of articles:
I finally found the thing that put me at a loss for words. There's just so much so fiercely bizarre about this that my head is spinning. In fairness to the film's concept, the story of Vikernes' murder of musician Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth, another member of the Norwegian black metal underground, is colorful as all get-out, with its Satanic trappings, church arson, and far-out ideologies. But with statements from producer Stuart Pollok referring to the book's "fun portrayal of Norway" as if fatal stabbings and national socialism should be included in the country's tourist pamphlets, I'm going to hold off on my endorsement or lack thereof till I hear more info on this project.