I sincerely hope that this is not some guerilla marketing for The Conjuring 2 because that would be rather macabre, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just some publicity-seeking prank.
We take you to the Sri Balasubramaniar Cinema in Tiruvannamalai, a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. That is where this scary bizarre tale takes place.
The always reliable news medium The Hindu has the distressing details:
A man watching horror movie Conjuring-2 dies in cinema hall here on Thursday.
Aged about 60, the man from Andhra Pradesh was staying at an Ashram here and was watching the movie in Balasubramaniyar theatre in the evening show.
He said to have complained of chest pain while watching the movie. The 108-ambulance was called but before they could arrive he was dead. Someone accompanying him hurriedly took the body with the help of an auto rickshaw to the place where he was staying. Police say that they have not yet received details such as name.
Police say that they have not yet received details such as name or whereabouts of the 60-year-old.
I guess this goes down as a ringing endorsement for the horror flick.
“Hey police, I’ll take it from here. I’m just going to take my dead friend all around town. No need to fret.”
What the fuck is this shit, Weekend At Bernie’s?
With $151,805,086 in worldwide box office sales, you could say The Conjuring 2 is making a killing in theaters.
Another creepy coincidence is a Facebook post from a Singaporean couple. Damian Ng Yih Leong and Legacy Voronia had just seen The Conjuring 2 and returned to their hotel room at around 2:30 in the morning. They found a freshly drawn cross in the mirror of the bathroom and they both swear it’s not a prank. They wisely requested a change of room.
Two more fantastic reasons to not see scary movies.