There are shrieks of paranormal activity aplenty highlighting the release of The Conjuring 2 in cinemas worldwide.
A 65-year-old man reportedly died inside the cinema last week while watching an early screening of the new horror flick.
It is understood that the man was enjoying an early screening at the Sri Balasubramaniar Cinema in Tiruvannamalai, a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He complained of chest pains and collapsed near the end of the film. He was rushed to the nearby Old Government Hospital, but was sadly pronounced dead. Old-ish man, horror film, heart attack. Textbook case of ‘better avoid unneccessary scares, or else.’
And here’s where things got interesting: The man’s body was sent to another facility for a post-mortem, but neither the body, nor the person transporting it, ever made it to their final destination.
The corpse’s vanishing act has sparked rumours of supernatural influence by things that go bump in the night, particularly after a video emerged of a woman supposedly became possessed while watching the same film somewhere in South East Asia.
Rumors of a film’s ‘curse’ are nothing new, of course, and it’s usually little more than a marketing ploy to promote a sub-par movie. This is not to say that The Conjuring 2 is average, but the director and producers are surely relishing the extra publicity surrounding the film.
Nevertheless, if you’re thinking of going to see movie 2, a) Don’t go alone, and b) Keep repeating to yourself ‘It’s only a film, it’s only a film.’
Just in case.