Horror movie causes viewers to collapse and vomit
By Rich Leigh on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Pretty over the top title, right?
Horror movie V/H/S, which is about a group of criminals searching for a video tape inside an abandoned house, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this month.
According to the Daily Mail, two audience members had to be treated by paramedics during a screening. A man collapsed and suffered seizures allegedly as a result of the graphic nature of the film, while his girlfriend ran into the lobby and ‘began to vomit’ as he was being tended to.
Somewhat less interestingly, a woman is said to have ‘left in tears’ the night before.
All I’ll say is, if I needed to create a bit of publicity around a relatively low budget horror film, I’d possibly consider placing people who would
act react in such a way and then tweet/publicise the fact afterwards. That’s not to say this isn’t true (I probably have to say that for legal reasons), but that’s just what I think would make people take notice.
Source: The Daily Mail