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(Short List)   Cinema accidentally shows trailer for The Devil Inside to toddlers. Number of angry parents already surpasses those who have actually seen the whole farking movie   (shortlist.com) divider line 60
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2012-02-21 08:58:52 AM  
I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.
 
2012-02-21 09:10:11 AM  
Har. There were there to see Pussy in Boots.

/Disney porn.
//Sex and violence done the American way: From birth.
 
2012-02-21 09:26:34 AM  
Tyler Durden unavailable for comment?
 
2012-02-21 09:35:05 AM  
I took a friend of mine and her two daughters to see Casper, and they had the red band trailer for Lord of Illusions. After I got done laughing (and helping Jodi distract her 4 and 8 year old from seeing it), I told the manager (a friend of mine) he'd better get that trailer off there. Seems the projectionist just wanted to see the trailer.

oopsie.
 
2012-02-21 09:47:43 AM  

Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.


You have a fragile child.
 
2012-02-21 09:49:41 AM  
Cinema accidentally shows trailer for The Devil Inside to toddlers

Every single one of them?
 
2012-02-21 09:54:12 AM  
I read that as The Devil in Miss Jones.
 
2012-02-21 10:06:26 AM  

Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.


Um. Wasn't Mighty Joe Young a kids' movie?
 
2012-02-21 10:10:09 AM  
Lol.



/Got nothing
 
2012-02-21 10:11:36 AM  

CarnySaur: Cinema accidentally shows trailer for The Devil Inside to toddlers

Every single one of them?


And some liked it, very, very much; their parents could not be found for comment.
 
2012-02-21 10:13:36 AM  
Rare "Kids Traumatized by Movie Experience" trifecta now in play.
 
2012-02-21 10:23:13 AM  
You know how they do terrible translations of the titles of movies in other countries... In Spanish, Home Alone was translated as "Mi pobre angelito" (my poor little angel). When the Good Son came out, some countries had it translated into Spanish as "La venganza de mi pobre angelito" (the revenge of my little angel).

Plenty of people who weren't playing close attention took their kids to that movie expecting to see a sequel to home alone. Still... this probably wasn't as bad as actually watching Home Alone 2 or 3.
 
2012-02-21 10:23:41 AM  
I love when parents are offended by anything.
 
2012-02-21 10:30:47 AM  
Cinema?! Ooh, la, la Mr. Frenchman.
 
2012-02-21 11:04:33 AM  

kbronsito: Still... this probably wasn't as bad as actually watching Home Alone 2 or 3


To be entirely fair, the "Idiots walk into traps" section of Home Alone 2 is absolutely hilarious, especially if you saw Home Alone 1 and therefore get the "I am checking for the old trap" jokes.

/Never seen the first half of Home Alone 2 or 3.
 
2012-02-21 11:30:20 AM  
Considering how many parents take their little kids to R-rated movies these days, he probably thought he was just appealing to a new demographic.
 
2012-02-21 11:30:44 AM  
I always liked Roger Ebert's account of a Saturday afternoon kiddie matinee of the original Night of the Living Dead.
 
2012-02-21 11:34:43 AM  

kbronsito: Still... this probably wasn't as bad as actually watching Home Alone 2 or 3.


Home Alone 2 was fine. I couldn't imagine sitting through 3, but Tim Curry brought a bit of fun to 2. And Marv and Harry are easily in the top 10 of "Bumbling Bad Guys in Kids Movies".
 
2012-02-21 11:38:56 AM  

Something_Creative: Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.

Um. Wasn't Mighty Joe Young a kids' movie?


No, it was not a "kids" movie, and the trailer slowly built up to a sudden reveal of a giant gorilla roaring into the camera. It scared the crap out of her. She was only 4 or 5 at the time.
 
2012-02-21 11:40:10 AM  

Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.


If it had been the original Mighty Joe Young, I'd somewhat understand. When Joe breaks loose in the night club and starts wailing on the lions can be pretty rough for a kid. Or the scene with Joe in absolute terror as he's trying to save the little girl and the burning tree they're on falls down--I can see that affecting a kid.

But the remake? Isn't that just Joe in the jungle & then him running around the city streets, causing havoc?
 
2012-02-21 11:43:13 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.

You have a fragile child.


She's a very well adjusted, college bound senior in high school now, so why don't you just go intercourse yourself.
 
2012-02-21 11:54:27 AM  

Tor_Eckman: Something_Creative: Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.

Um. Wasn't Mighty Joe Young a kids' movie?

No, it was not a "kids" movie, and the trailer slowly built up to a sudden reveal of a giant gorilla roaring into the camera. It scared the crap out of her. She was only 4 or 5 at the time.


It was a Disney kids' movie, rated PG. If your kid was so scared of a roaring gorilla at age 4 or 5, she was one hell of a precious snowflake. And I remember seeing one of the trailers showing Joe moving a VW Cabriolet (because I had just bought a brand-new one like a month or so before). It didn't have a "surprise" reveal of a roaring gorilla at the end.
 
2012-02-21 12:04:06 PM  
My dad said when I was little he took me to see Bambi in theaters and they played previews for one of the Exorcist movies. :|
 
2012-02-21 12:39:07 PM  

brigid_fitch: Tor_Eckman: Something_Creative: Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.

Um. Wasn't Mighty Joe Young a kids' movie?

No, it was not a "kids" movie, and the trailer slowly built up to a sudden reveal of a giant gorilla roaring into the camera. It scared the crap out of her. She was only 4 or 5 at the time.

It was a Disney kids' movie, rated PG. If your kid was so scared of a roaring gorilla at age 4 or 5, she was one hell of a precious snowflake. And I remember seeing one of the trailers showing Joe moving a VW Cabriolet (because I had just bought a brand-new one like a month or so before). It didn't have a "surprise" reveal of a roaring gorilla at the end.


Good grief, the farking thing scared my kid. Why are you being such a cock about it? Why would I make such a thing up?
 
2012-02-21 01:03:03 PM  
Yeah, now just imagine how farked the kids are whose parents purposely take them to see these horror flicks. Which, strangely, seem to be present every time I go to see one. What do you do, make a game out of it? Oh, the Count says, "One...one exploding head...ah..ah..ah! Two...two meters of intestines on the floor...ah...ah..ah!..."
 
2012-02-21 01:05:07 PM  
Tor_Eckman - Been there, done it, believe ya - but don't get trolled into a defensive position. It brings them out of the woodwork.

You never can know what will freak out a little kid. Most farkers will eventually wind up raising kids or some other pet. A little time dealing with an irrational little critter during a thunderstorm will bring 'em around to reality yet.

Best wishes on your future posts.
 
2012-02-21 01:15:26 PM  
My mother took me to see Terminator 2 when it came out. I was 9. Also, I vividly remember seeing Alien when I was young, and based on the building I remember being in, I had to be 5-7.

/I'm relatively well adjusted and don't actually enjoy horror movies anymore. However, seeing the trailer for Prometheus made me feel funny in my pants!
 
2012-02-21 01:44:14 PM  
My 12 year old needs to write a paper on Yugoslavia. I found a movie at the video store called "A Serbian Film" that I think could give him some good insight into that country. Anyone seen this, and would it be OK for him to watch?
 
2012-02-21 01:45:30 PM  

darch: I love when parents are offended by anything.


I stuck my dick in your mom's mashed potatoes. You're welcome!
 
2012-02-21 02:08:08 PM  
Me and wife saw The Incredibles at the end of its theater run. One of the things I was looking forward to was seeing the trailer for whatever Star Wars film was coming out (I think ROTS). The trailers that were shown were all very horror related. We found out why when some random horror movie at the time started playing. I can imaging the youngins' being irked by that. As it happened, we were the only 2 people in the theater and i simply went outside and found a mgr, who had the right film put in.

/boring story bro
 
2012-02-21 02:08:31 PM  

Tor_Eckman: brigid_fitch: Tor_Eckman: Something_Creative: Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.

Um. Wasn't Mighty Joe Young a kids' movie?

No, it was not a "kids" movie, and the trailer slowly built up to a sudden reveal of a giant gorilla roaring into the camera. It scared the crap out of her. She was only 4 or 5 at the time.

It was a Disney kids' movie, rated PG. If your kid was so scared of a roaring gorilla at age 4 or 5, she was one hell of a precious snowflake. And I remember seeing one of the trailers showing Joe moving a VW Cabriolet (because I had just bought a brand-new one like a month or so before). It didn't have a "surprise" reveal of a roaring gorilla at the end.

Good grief, the farking thing scared my kid. Why are you being such a cock about it? Why would I make such a thing up?


You know, there's a school of thought when it comes to kids entertainment (movies, TV and books) that kids actually like being scared. Kids are kind of morbid in their sensibilities (Scary Stories or Grimme Fairy Tales anybody?) and like watching scary movies from behind their fingers. I remember the trailers for Mighty Joe Young and thought it was supposed to sort of be a downgraded King Kong type of thing but then again, were I your kid's age when I saw the trailer I probably wouldn't have been phased.
 
2012-02-21 02:13:34 PM  

jake_lex: My 12 year old needs to write a paper on Yugoslavia. I found a movie at the video store called "A Serbian Film" that I think could give him some good insight into that country. Anyone seen this, and would it be OK for him to watch?


Yes it's perfectly fine for him to watch. Make sure you leave the room and turn the lights off so he gets the full atmospheric effect.

When he's sufficiently traumatized, let me know so I can say "That's what you get for asking the internet to help raise your kids."
 
2012-02-21 02:19:31 PM  

Derek Force: Me and wife saw The Incredibles at the end of its theater run. One of the things I was looking forward to was seeing the trailer for whatever Star Wars film was coming out (I think ROTS). The trailers that were shown were all very horror related. We found out why when some random horror movie at the time started playing. I can imaging the youngins' being irked by that. As it happened, we were the only 2 people in the theater and i simply went outside and found a mgr, who had the right film put in.

/boring story bro



My old roommate used to work in a movie theater in high school and college and would say that it wasn't uncommon for some of the staff to get lazy. They would pull something, throw it on the projector and walk away. Or they would forget to change out the movies and trailers and walk away so the screen that was showing a horror movie the night before might be the same screen that has a kid's movie the next morning. She said that once she was loading a family movie into the projection when at the last second she noticed the name of the film was different from the cover because whoever was working the booth before just loaded it into whatever canister was open. I think it was some action movie she narrowly avoided form showing but she delayed the movie for a few minutes while she was trying to locate the print they had for what the audience was there to see.
 
2012-02-21 02:21:55 PM  

scottydoesntknow: jake_lex: My 12 year old needs to write a paper on Yugoslavia. I found a movie at the video store called "A Serbian Film" that I think could give him some good insight into that country. Anyone seen this, and would it be OK for him to watch?

Yes it's perfectly fine for him to watch. Make sure you leave the room and turn the lights off so he gets the full atmospheric effect.

When he's sufficiently traumatized, let me know so I can say "That's what you get for asking the internet to help raise your kids."


thespeakeasy.net
 
2012-02-21 02:28:09 PM  
And I was traumatized by the fact that The Devil Inside has no ending but an invitation to go to some bullshiat website to get more info on the ending.
 
2012-02-21 02:30:51 PM  
Good grief, the farking thing scared my kid. Why are you being such a cock about it? Why would I make such a thing up?

Nothing funnier than parental butthurt.
 
2012-02-21 02:47:43 PM  

darch: Good grief, the farking thing scared my kid. Why are you being such a cock about it? Why would I make such a thing up?

Nothing funnier than parental butthurt.


Yes, that's exactly what it is.

And here I thought it was just the politics tab that was infested with troglodytes.
 
2012-02-21 03:19:35 PM  
They made a movie about Michael Hutchence?

/alleviate...try not to hate...asphyxiate...while you masturbate...
 
2012-02-21 03:39:44 PM  

Tor_Eckman: darch: Good grief, the farking thing scared my kid. Why are you being such a cock about it? Why would I make such a thing up?

Nothing funnier than parental butthurt.

Yes, that's exactly what it is.

And here I thought it was just the politics tab that was infested with troglodytes.


Well you sit fat and corrected.
 
2012-02-21 03:42:31 PM  

darch: I love when parents are offended by anything.


Being offended and being angry are 2 seperate things.

If I wanted my kids to see something that scary, I'd walk around with my shirt off around the house thank you very much.
 
2012-02-21 03:54:28 PM  

Tor_Eckman: brigid_fitch: Tor_Eckman: Something_Creative: Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.

Um. Wasn't Mighty Joe Young a kids' movie?

No, it was not a "kids" movie, and the trailer slowly built up to a sudden reveal of a giant gorilla roaring into the camera. It scared the crap out of her. She was only 4 or 5 at the time.

It was a Disney kids' movie, rated PG. If your kid was so scared of a roaring gorilla at age 4 or 5, she was one hell of a precious snowflake. And I remember seeing one of the trailers showing Joe moving a VW Cabriolet (because I had just bought a brand-new one like a month or so before). It didn't have a "surprise" reveal of a roaring gorilla at the end.

Good grief, the farking thing scared my kid. Why are you being such a cock about it? Why would I make such a thing up?


It's not his fault your kid is kind of a pussy.
 
2012-02-21 04:03:51 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: Tor_Eckman: brigid_fitch: Tor_Eckman: Something_Creative: Tor_Eckman: I took my daughter to see some Disney crap when she was little and they showed the trailer for Mighty Joe Young and we couldn't get her back in a theater for years. These poor kids are probably scarred for life.

Um. Wasn't Mighty Joe Young a kids' movie?

No, it was not a "kids" movie, and the trailer slowly built up to a sudden reveal of a giant gorilla roaring into the camera. It scared the crap out of her. She was only 4 or 5 at the time.

It was a Disney kids' movie, rated PG. If your kid was so scared of a roaring gorilla at age 4 or 5, she was one hell of a precious snowflake. And I remember seeing one of the trailers showing Joe moving a VW Cabriolet (because I had just bought a brand-new one like a month or so before). It didn't have a "surprise" reveal of a roaring gorilla at the end.

Good grief, the farking thing scared my kid. Why are you being such a cock about it? Why would I make such a thing up?

It's not his fault your kid is kind of a pussy.


...

Keep trying FARK. The insult will be funny after another 4 or 5 of you try it.
 
2012-02-21 04:11:31 PM  
Reminds me of that time that the theatre accidentally showed The Hills Have Eyes 2 instead of The Last Mimzy.

Theater Accidentally Shows 'Hills Have Eyes 2' To Little Kids (new window)

If you've seen HHE2, you know that it pretty much gets right into the nasty stuff right away.
 
2012-02-21 04:15:06 PM  
CSB time.

In the 90's, I was in the process of picking up the actual 35mm trailers for all the three of the Poltergeist movies. I got the trailer for III and took it to the theater to watch it. The ORIGINAL projector that I was going to watch it on was already loaded. So they took it to the projector that was supposed to play Star Wars-The Phantom Menace. The theater was PACKED.

Holy Shiat, that was AWESOME! Some of The Phantom Menace moviegoers were like "What the hell was that?" A few actually cheered though.
 
2012-02-21 04:57:00 PM  

INeedAName: My mother took me to see Terminator 2 when it came out. I was 9. Also, I vividly remember seeing Alien when I was young, and based on the building I remember being in, I had to be 5-7.

/I'm relatively well adjusted and don't actually enjoy horror movies anymore. However, seeing the trailer for Prometheus made me feel funny in my pants!


When I was 6, my next-door neighbor used to babysit me & my older brother and loved to watch Chiller Theater. She hated watching alone, so would wake me up to watch it with her (my brother was a wuss. Plus, she was afraid he'd rat her out). I remember The Colossal Man (that giant hypodermic needle was the only thing that scared me), Tarantula, The Last Man on Earth, and a movie where a giant crab severs a man's hand right above his watch (that image of the hand gave me nightmares. I never figured out what movie it was from). I love horror movies, although most are just dumb. The last good one I saw was Paranormal Activity. Overall creepy is way better than the jump-out-and-scare-you cheap shots.

/I like to think I'm relatively well-adjusted...
 
2012-02-21 05:19:54 PM  
When I was 6, I was at a party at my parents' friends' house, and they had just gotten a big screen and a satellite dish. My friends and I were left alone to watch the uncensored version of Predator, start to finish. We farking loved it. Still do, actually.
 
2012-02-21 06:06:47 PM  

stainedglassdoll: My dad said when I was little he took me to see Bambi in theaters and they played previews for one of the Exorcist movies. :|


Yeah, I don't think they cared too much about mixing things up demographically in the 70's. I can remember seeing trailers for "Carrie" and "The Omen" in front of whatever kid appropriate movie I was seeing at the time. The creepiest trailer from that general time period was, of course, for "Magic". I remember that one playing on TV. I tried to be out of the room whenever it came on.
 
2012-02-21 06:57:17 PM  

johnnyq: stainedglassdoll: My dad said when I was little he took me to see Bambi in theaters and they played previews for one of the Exorcist movies. :|

Yeah, I don't think they cared too much about mixing things up demographically in the 70's. I can remember seeing trailers for "Carrie" and "The Omen" in front of whatever kid appropriate movie I was seeing at the time. The creepiest trailer from that general time period was, of course, for "Magic". I remember that one playing on TV. I tried to be out of the room whenever it came on.


This was late 1980s/early 1990s, though. My Dad implied the parents in the theater were fairly upset. I myself will not watch any Exorcism movie, not sure if this experience (which I don't remember) influenced that in any way.

Clearly my Dad didn't seem to mind, as he had a VHS of Magic that we watched a few years later. You're right, that film is creepy as shiat.
 
2012-02-21 07:18:40 PM  

stainedglassdoll: Clearly my Dad didn't seem to mind, as he had a VHS of Magic that we watched a few years later. You're right, that film is creepy as shiat.


I've never actually seen the movie. I did, however, pull up the trailer on YouTube directly after posting my comment to see if it still creeped me out 33+ years later.

Kinda. It's still creepy. A ventriloquist dummy talking in close up against a black background pretty much has no choice but to be creepy. The voice caught me off guard. It was higher pitched with a faster delivery than I remembered. Still creepy, but my brain trying to reconcile my old memory with what I was actually hearing took me out of the moment a bit. Ah well, that's memory for you.
 
2012-02-21 08:09:28 PM  
Ghost Rider is nightmare-inducing? My friend's 6 year old loved the first one and dressed as Ghost Rider for Halloween last year. He loves Blade too (the movies and the comics). If that is truly "a parent's worst nightmare" then these people have lived incredibly sheltered lives.
 
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