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4:17 pm - 02/22/2012

Horror Movie Trailers Shown.... Before Puss in Boots



Children shocked as horror trailers shown at Puss in Boots screening

Wandsworth Cineworld shows trailers for The Devil Inside and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance before animated film


Young children were reportedly left petrified after a cinema in south London accidentally screened trailers for a 15-rated horror film ahead of a showing for animated tale Puss in Boots.


Parents were forced to shield their offspring's eyes when the screen at Wandsworth Cineworld lit up with a graphic trailer for The Devil Inside, an upcoming "found footage" -style film about exorcism and demonic possession. Inappropriate scenes included close-ups of a woman covered in cuts with demonic eyes and shots of a girl with dislocated limbs writhing on a bed.

A separate trailer for Nicolas Cage-starring comic-book tale Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance also frightened toddlers with its depiction of a motorcycle rider whose head explodes in flame shooting fire at a devil who is trying to possess a human.

Cinemagoer Peter Flynn told the Mirror his four-year-old daughter Laura "was extremely frightened by what were exceptionally strong images, even by adult standards". He added: "I tried to cover her eyes." Another filmgoer, Catherine Walker, said: "It was every parent's nightmare – kids watching exorcism trailers."

Cineworld deputy general manager David Denyer apologised to furious parents after halting the trailers, and the cinema proceeded to show Puss in Boots. He told The Sun newspaper: "I can only apologise. I would be upset if my children had seen those trailers, which were meant for Underworld Awakening, the next film to be shown. We're investigating how this error happened and action will be taken if appropriate."

Local authority Wandsworth council is now investigating whether the cinema breached legal guidelines for its license, which include a condition that children's admission to any work, including trailers, is restricted in accordance with British Board of Film Classification recommendations.




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I loved The Exorcist when I was a kid.

superdogbiter 22nd-Feb-2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
guys to be fair they were not expecting that
they went to see an animated family film
when we all saw scary movies at a young age
we did it on purpose
loveumbrella 22nd-Feb-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I once started watching a film with my sister when I was about six, without knowing what a "thriller" was.
I kinda didn't expect a ritualistic axe murderer who collected women's pubes, but it was an okay film lol
verdhandi 22nd-Feb-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
thank you T^T
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