LATEST UPDATE: Sorry folks, it’s been completely debunked. We were duped! (Source)
UPDATE: A source connected with the theater is claiming reports aren’t true; the article on Sunday Post (which appears to be a legitimate news site), however, has not been amended or retracted. We’ll keep you posted. (Source)
People die during movies from time to time (as anyone who works long-term in a theater can attest) but when someone dies during a horror flick, that film inevitably acquires an air of infamy. Such is the case for films like The Exorcist and, more recently, The Conjuring 2. Now, Andy Muschietti’s IT can join titles with this dubious distinction, as we’re getting word that a woman in Louisiana died during the film’s most terrifying moments.
The incident occurred at the Cinemark Cinema in Monroe, a town in the Ouachita parish, Louisiana. The cinema-goer attended the new release screening with friends and had complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing during one the film’s climax scenes. According to witnesses, the woman let out a large scream and then collapsed in her seat.
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Her friends called 911, but she was declared dead when EMTs arrived. The woman was not identified, but Sunday Post reports she was 41-years-old, certainly younger than someone we might expect to die from a sudden heart attack. While respecting her privacy, we want to send our sincerest condolences to her friends and family.
IT is currently enjoying a record-breaking opening weekend. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.
Thanks to the folks at 1428ElmStreet.com for putting this juicy item on my radar!
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