Um, a 65-year-old man literally died in a cinema auditorium last week while watching The Conjuring 2. Then his body disappeared.
When it comes to horror films, there is always a lot of folklore surrounding the really scary ones. We’ve all heard the strange tales about dying cast and weird occurrences during the filming. That being said, The Conjuring 2 now probably has the scariest story of all. Someone actually died during a screening of the film.
The incident occurred at the Sri Balasubramaniar Cinema in Tiruvannamalai, a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It seems that he suffered from a severe heart attack before being rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later announced dead. Medics then sent his body off to the cadaver, but both the man and the driver strangely went missing. Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance, talking with taxi drivers in the area to see if anyone saw Prasad or Mohan, who are understood to have been in the town on a business trip.
But that’s not the only bizarre thing that has happened to a viewer watching The Conjuring 2. Another viral Facebook post, from Singaporean man Damian Ng Yih Leong, shows a “cross” on a hotel room mirror the man claimed to have found after watching The Conjuring 2, which he described as “my first firsthand encounter with paranormal activity”.
Horror-meister James Wan works extremely hard to avoid the usual sequel pitfalls in the follow-up to his well-received intimate paranormal investigation horror, The Conjuring. If the original was a quiet, cold and eerie whisper, The Conjuring 2 is a louder, furniture-tossing, and hair-raising Munch scream. Read our full review of the film here.
It’s not unreasonable to be a bit skeptical about this claim, but the studio did post this at certain cinemas when the original film was being released: