After a string of limp noodles like Boogeyman, The Grudge 2 and The Messengers, it seemed pretty easy to dismiss Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures as, well, something for the kids. (Kids who just want to go see a movie, regardless of what that movie might actually be.) But since hitting the bloody big-time with 30 Days of Night (and turning a tidy profit in the process), it looks like the genre-happy production company is turning its sights towards something a little ... weirder.

According to, a project that's gaining steam in the Ghost House hallways is something called Burst ... and here's the plot synopsis: "An isolated town endures an alien invasion that causes victims to spontaneously combust during a severe snowstorm." Wait, what? Let me read that again. So do the aliens invade during a severe snowstorm? Or do the aliens do something that causes humans to burst into flames ... when the next snowstorm shows up? I'm so confused.

Our source doesn't mention a screenwriter, and apparently there's no director attached just yet -- so could this maybe be some sort of joke? I sure hope not. I want to see the movie that fits that plot synopsis!
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