The day: August 8, 1996. The place: on the set of the movie Titanic with the cast and crew filming in Nova Scotia. The chowder: poison.
This is not the plot of a detective movie; it’s a real thing that happened to the cast and crew while they were filming the movie Titanic. Yes, that Titanic: the worldwide sensation that broke box office records everywhere. The one that brought floppy-haired Leonardo DiCaprio into our homes after he won an ill-fated game of cards, made Kate Winslet a star, and gave us the sweet, sweet flute melodies of “My Heart Will Go On,” which played incessantly in every elevator for the next five to eight years, whether we liked it or not. But we did. Oh, how we did.
This is an entirely accurate and insane story. Ok, the chowder wasn’t poison, exactly (nobody died, don’t worry), but it was laced with drugs. PCP, to be exact. And the story gets weirder and weirder from there. Why don’t we talk about this crazy event more? Well, we are about to.