Families in Perth were treated to a trailer for the scariest movie of the generation. Shock, Awe, and a lot of crying were involved!
Mom: Hey kids! Want to go see a movie? It’s free on ANZAC day! How about Peter Rabbit?
Mom: When I was your age, I loved reading the Beatrix Potter stories. What are your favorites?
Son: I like Mrs. Tiggy Winkle!
Daughter: I like Benjamin Bunny!
Mom: Good choices. This is going to be fun!
(seated in the theater)
Son: Can I have some more popcorn?
Mom: Shhhh… previews are supposed to start. Maybe we’ll get to see the Incredibles 2 trailer! Here’s the popcorn.
THIS UPCOMING MOVIE IS RATED MA 15+
Mom: Ummmm… this doesn’t look right.
COMING THIS JUNE…
Daughter: Look mom! A dollhouse!
Mom: What’s up with the funeral? Is this a kids movie?
★★★★★ “THIS GENERATION’S THE EXORCIST BUT HEADS WILL SPIN MORE SAVAGELY”
“AN UNSETTLING LOOK AT WHAT DEMONS WE MAY HAVE INHERITED FROM OUR PARENTS”
Mom: Uh Oh… cover your eyes kids!
SCREAMING, CHOPPING, A GIRL CUTS THE HEAD OFF A BIRD, A BOY THRASHES, SOMEBODY CATCHES FIRE, ANTS CRAWL, TONI COLLETTE WAILS LIKE A BANSHEE
Mom: Damnit! Who’s in charge here?
Son: I wanna go home! (weeps)
Daughter: Play that again!
In one of the most awkward juxtapositions cinema moments imaginable, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, a theater in Perth, Australia were accidentally given a preview to Hereditary. Oops! Know your audience! Fifty cents on the dollar says that there’s a disgruntled staffer at that theater, and that person no longer has a job. Apparently, the showing of Peter Rabbit was also an Anzac Day (Australia’s Memorial Day) free movie promotion. Imagine the surprise! Some 40 kids were in attendance, and many were traumatized. And yet, who knows? Maybe the trailer will inspire a whole generation of future horror fans!
Here is my review of Hereditary. (Trailer is in the review link.)