From filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man®, Army of Darkness) and acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Shimizu comes a terrifying tale of horror in the tradition of The Ring and 28 Days Later. Sarah Michelle Gellar (TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer ) stars as an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.
Looking further down the road, I did read an interesting piece this morning about changes that are occurring or at least proposed in the Chinese hog industry. According to Reuters, there are at least eight companies that intend to build commercial size hogs operations in the Northeastern region of that country that would produce around 17 million market hogs. It is projected that if this comes to fruition, that part of the country will produce around 20% of the Chinese hogs production or around 120 million hogs per year which would be roughly equivalent to all the hogs slaughtered annually in the . While this is one of the coldest winter regions in China, it is also the least populated, allowing for larger operations and also a major grain region, last year producing around 40% of the nation’s corn. Keep in mind that not only could this present a scenario of greater corn/meal demand but would also potentially create a feedstuff strain in the southern part of the country, bringing them back as importers much sooner than many would suspect. Combine all this with the ethanol program that is currently underway, and it would appear that China could become a substantial player in the global corn market again in the not too distant future.