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2012-10-23 01:34:28 PM
Lewis said the 25 or so families in the the theater quickly grabbed their screaming children and headed for the door. "It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life," she said.

Give this woman an oscar!
 
2012-10-23 02:12:27 PM
"It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life,"

I had the same thing happen with The Watch.
 
2012-10-23 02:14:53 PM

scottydoesntknow: Lewis said the 25 or so families in the the theater quickly grabbed their screaming children and headed for the door. "It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life," she said.

Give this woman an oscar!


I think she's definitely got MOST drama covered. I'm not sure about best.
 
2012-10-23 02:17:05 PM

scottydoesntknow: Lewis said the 25 or so families in the the theater quickly grabbed their screaming children and headed for the door. "It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life," she said.

Give this woman an oscar!


I simply refuse to believe that a series that is well known for creating movies that feature *nothing happening* for the vast majority of the run length had anything of note occur in the first 2 minutes.
 
2012-10-23 02:17:52 PM
we went and saw "girl with the dragon tattoo," but the theater started showing "we bought a zoo" by mistake. i guess the disney cartoon before the pic should've given it away.
 
2012-10-23 02:25:47 PM

scottydoesntknow: Lewis said the 25 or so families in the the theater quickly grabbed their screaming children and headed for the door. "It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life," she said.

Give this woman an oscar!


Well, you beat me to it. Scar them for life? Seriously?

Most people would pay good money to have the worst thing that happened to them -- by just about any age -- be seeing a scene from a scary movie.
 
2012-10-23 03:35:09 PM

scottydoesntknow: Lewis said the 25 or so families in the the theater quickly grabbed their screaming children and headed for the door. "It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life," she said.

Give this woman an oscar!


Scarred for life, is it? That's the kind of rhetoric that belongs to most Adam Sandler movies.
 
2012-10-23 04:16:07 PM
Years and years ago I went to see "Goodfellas" at the theater with a friend. I think it was in the dollar theater by then. We are sitting there and before the movie starts, a young couple with a brood of kids that staircased from what looked like a seven or eight-year-old to a toddler, easily five kids, and they sit down in their seats and my friend and I both laughed and made comments about how they'd figure out their mistake soon enough. They never left. They watched the whole movie.
 
2012-10-23 04:19:33 PM
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2012-10-23 04:39:43 PM
"It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life,"

Well at least she's not being a drama queen about it.

/was taken to R rated movies at 3 years old
//pretty sure, not too farked up
///refrigerator in the basement notwithstanding
 
2012-10-23 05:01:16 PM
My mom let me watch Salem's Lot when I was 9. And Jaws when I was 5 or 6. I'm totally fine. 'Cept for all the killin'.
 
2012-10-23 05:07:19 PM

Mugato: "It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life,"

Well at least she's not being a drama queen about it.

/was taken to R rated movies at 3 years old
//pretty sure, not too farked up
///refrigerator in the basement notwithstanding


I would like to see her have to sit down with some mothers in war zones where their children see actual humans mangled and dead, and then tell that mother about her First World problems of scarred children.
 
2012-10-23 05:20:19 PM
They were expecting a movie with a decent plot and got Paranormal Activity 4 instead.
 
2012-10-23 05:23:32 PM

Nabb1: Years and years ago I went to see "Goodfellas" at the theater with a friend. I think it was in the dollar theater by then. We are sitting there and before the movie starts, a young couple with a brood of kids that staircased from what looked like a seven or eight-year-old to a toddler, easily five kids, and they sit down in their seats and my friend and I both laughed and made comments about how they'd figure out their mistake soon enough. They never left. They watched the whole movie.


When South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut came out, some friends and I went to see it and a guy brought his probably 7 or 8-year old daughter to the show...
 
2012-10-23 05:23:36 PM
Just think if this had been Atlas Shrugged.
 
2012-10-23 05:24:24 PM
So they got to see the less frightening of the two films.
 
2012-10-23 05:25:27 PM
The previews should've tipped them off.
 
2012-10-23 05:26:19 PM
THIS biatch farked me up when I was a kid.


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2012-10-23 05:26:42 PM
"It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life," she said.

And yet she took them to see Madagascar 3.
 
2012-10-23 05:27:11 PM
How does this not get an "amusing" tag?
 
2012-10-23 05:28:05 PM
With stock picture of what a frightened child might look like...
 
2012-10-23 05:29:58 PM
so at age 7, when my parents took me with them when they saw Aliens... should they not have done that?
 
2012-10-23 05:30:43 PM

Evil Mackerel: The previews should've tipped them off.


THIS.

The scariest aspect however, is that Paranormal Activity 4 is at the top of the box office at $29 million right now.
 
2012-10-23 05:30:46 PM
I'd be upset too. I like those Madagascar penguins..... and to be replaced with something as yawn worthy as Paranormal Activity 4... just terrible.
 
2012-10-23 05:31:12 PM
Pfft. My dad was in Vietnam. When Platoon came out, my family went to see it. Now that's some scary shiat.

/i was 8
 
2012-10-23 05:31:13 PM
I doubt that stupid movie could scare my daughter. The cow from the Chick-fil-a commercials though? Scares the shiat out of her and she screams in hysterics.
 
2012-10-23 05:31:16 PM
I wonder if this mother took her kids to Bad Santa. Now THAT has something in the first two minutes to traumatize child.
 
2012-10-23 05:31:43 PM
"It opens on the most terrifying scene in the first film - where a body shoots full pelt towards the camera," said parent Natasha Lewis,

Hey! Even though it was released in 2007, you're supposed to say "*SPOILERS*" you stupid biatch.
 
2012-10-23 05:32:47 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: scottydoesntknow: Lewis said the 25 or so families in the the theater quickly grabbed their screaming children and headed for the door. "It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life," she said.

Give this woman an oscar!

I simply refuse to believe that a series that is well known for creating movies that feature *nothing happening* for the vast majority of the run length had anything of note occur in the first 2 minutes.


The movie begins with the final scene from PA2, which is what was described.
 
2012-10-23 05:32:55 PM
SHUT
DOWN
EVERYTHING
 
2012-10-23 05:33:30 PM
There was a 7 year old kid right behind me when I went to see Temple of Doom in the theater... he kept asking his mother exactly what was happening during the KALI-MA scenes.
 
2012-10-23 05:34:02 PM
csb:

Back in 1977, my parents wanted a little "quality time" to themselves, and thought it a wonderful idea dropping off me and my big brother at the local movie theatre playing Star Wars in its first run. This was just as the movie was released - except they didn't pay attention to the newspaper's opening day for the film and also didn't bother looking up at the Marquee when pulling up to the theatre to drop us off.

So me and my brother buy our tickets from the ticket guy (who should have said something right there) and went on in to watch SW.

Except it wasn't SW...

To this day I have no idea of the title of that film, but it sure involved a lot of buck-ass nude people having sex. After a half hour or so, being just little tykes, we got bored and wandered out to the concession stand to ask when Star Wars was going to start. The concession girl freaked, called the manager, who in turn called our parents to come get us. (This was a small town, Port Hop Ontario - everyone knew everyone else.

Try to imagine our parents' embarassment picking us up at the theatre. 


/csb
 
2012-10-23 05:34:10 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: so at age 7, when my parents took me with them when they saw Aliens... should they not have done that?


Aliens was not that bad, gore wise. The only chestbursting scene is in the dark through a military camera and most of the deaths were cutaways (like Burke). The scariest moment is when Ripley and Newt are trapped in the lab with the facehuggers, that always gets to me. The original chestburster in Alien was full white light, everyone in white clothing, and blood everywhere.

I still love that only Kane knew what would happen during the burster scene, and everyone else's freaked out reactions are actually them freaking the fark out because they don't know what's happening
 
2012-10-23 05:34:28 PM
7 Year old attendee quoted as saying "I came here to see a scary movie and the bastards put Paranormal Activity 4 up on our screen. I got ripped off"

Seriously, the commercials for PA4 piss me off...Where do they find people that are that genuinely freaked out by those movies? I've watched the first three, alone in a dark basement and none of them are very scary. Lot's of nothing going on and all end pretty much the same way.

As soon as I see something like a sheet walking into a room and standing there with a figure under it only to then fall to the ground having never had a real figure under it, I'm moving.
 
2012-10-23 05:34:40 PM
First drive in movie I went to was American Werewolf in London when I was 6. Lots of fun.

Love horror movies to this day.
 
2012-10-23 05:36:06 PM
Man, nothing happens until the end of those movies anyways.

She's full of shiat
 
2012-10-23 05:36:06 PM
"When I stop laughing at the look on my kids face, I'm going to sue you."
 
2012-10-23 05:36:55 PM

gopher321: After a half hour or so, being just little tykes, we got bored and wandered out to the concession stand to ask when Star Wars was going to start. The concession girl freaked, called the manager, who in turn called our parents to come get us. (This was a small town, Port Hop Ontario - everyone knew everyone else.

Try to imagine our parents' embarassment picking us up at the theatre.


Did....did they drop you off at a porno theater? Did you see Fred Willard anywhere near there?
 
2012-10-23 05:37:16 PM
I wonder what this mother would have thought if her snowflake saw the first two minutes of Sinister. Now that was farked up. And it only got even more farked up.

/"Lawn Work"
//**shudder**
 
2012-10-23 05:37:58 PM

gopher321: csb:

Back in 1977, my parents wanted a little "quality time" to themselves, and thought it a wonderful idea dropping off me and my big brother at the local movie theatre playing Star Wars in its first run. This was just as the movie was released - except they didn't pay attention to the newspaper's opening day for the film and also didn't bother looking up at the Marquee when pulling up to the theatre to drop us off.

So me and my brother buy our tickets from the ticket guy (who should have said something right there) and went on in to watch SW.

Except it wasn't SW...

To this day I have no idea of the title of that film, but it sure involved a lot of buck-ass nude people having sex. After a half hour or so, being just little tykes, we got bored and wandered out to the concession stand to ask when Star Wars was going to start. The concession girl freaked, called the manager, who in turn called our parents to come get us. (This was a small town, Port Hop Ontario - everyone knew everyone else.

Try to imagine our parents' embarassment picking us up at the theatre. 


/csb


Did you sell this idea to Parker and Stone?
 
2012-10-23 05:38:49 PM
Movies I saw as a child / youngster that scarred me for life:
Toklat, The Hindenberg, Das Boot


But scars heal. No they don't wounds heal. Oh yeah. What do scars do? They fade, I guess? I don't care what scars do...
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2012-10-23 05:40:00 PM

Ponzholio: "It opens on the most terrifying scene in the first film - where a body shoots full pelt towards the camera," said parent Natasha Lewis,

Hey! Even though it was released in 2007, you're supposed to say "*SPOILERS*" you stupid biatch.


5 years is long enough.
 
2012-10-23 05:40:05 PM
I once went to watch 'Winged Migration' in Athens, GA. They played 28 days later instead. A mom jumped into the ticket booth and grabbed the hippie ticket dude by the collar and started yelling at him. Totally reset his clock from 4:20.
 
2012-10-23 05:44:15 PM

Hagenhatesyouall: THIS biatch farked me up when I was a kid.


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Flying monkeys.

Oompa Loompas.

And that damn clown doll from "Poltergeist."
 
2012-10-23 05:46:08 PM
So, the children were horrified by the production value, I take it?
 
2012-10-23 05:49:34 PM

CheetahOlivetti: My mom let me watch Salem's Lot when I was 9. And Jaws when I was 5 or 6. I'm totally fine. 'Cept for all the killin'.


My father took me to Shining when I was 7. I never thought about my old man snapping till that movie.
 
2012-10-23 05:51:51 PM

blatz514: /i was 8

My dad left home when I was eight. You know what he said to me? Have fun, stay single. I was eight.

 
2012-10-23 05:52:09 PM
full pelt?

what the fark?
 
2012-10-23 05:52:23 PM
Yeah, I would be pissed if I ended up in Paranormal Activity 4.

The found footage movie genre needs to die. On my list of movies that I hate, found footage genre tops Twilight.
 
2012-10-23 05:55:19 PM
When I was a kid, my mom and grandma took me and my two little brothers to see a Disney movie at the local movie theater. Unfortunately for us, the manager there had let his moron high school age assistant manager book the movies without much oversight. The second feature was Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte. After the Disney film had lulled my brothers and I into a false sense of security, HHSC came on, and the next thing we knew, Bruce Dern is being disassembled by an irate gentleman of color with a meat cleaver.

My brothers and I screamed as if we were one terrified person and started running up the aisle. The manager had heard us kids screaming and started to peak through the double doors going into the theater just in time to be run over by us three kids who were going out.

I think he was out cold for a few moments.

After he got back up to his feet, he took us three kids, my mom, and my grandma into his office. He spent maybe an hour apologizing to my mom and grandma, feeding my brothers and I all the ice cream we could eat ($$$$$ worth in today's prices), and chewing out his assistant manager who started crying almost as loud as us kids.

I never stopped going to that theater. It was there that I saw Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator and was inspired to do good.
 
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