Skip to comments.'Carrie' Prank Causes Freakout at NYC Coffee Shop
Posted on 10/09/2013 3:50:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
How would you react if telekinesis was real? Well, we imagine it would look something like this.
Those were terrified customers at a coffee shop in West Village, Manhattan after a young girl seemingly slammed a man against the wall using other-worldly powers.
But before you start freaking out yourself, well go ahead and let you know the scene wasnt real.
It was actually a publicity stunt designed to promote the upcoming horror film remake Carrie," which stars Chloe Moretz as the shy outsider who terrorizes a town with her telekinetic powers after being pushed too far by a prank at prom.
To pull off the stunt, a team from ThinkModo set up a fake wall rigged with wires to lift one of the actors into the air after he pretended to spill coffee on a young womans laptop.
They also used remoted control tables and spring-loaded books to make it look like the young actress was controlling the room with her mind. (Via Gizmodo) As of Tuesday morning, the video was at nearly three million views on YouTube. But this isnt the first time filmmakers have used a publicity stunt or prank to promote an upcoming movie
To promote the 2012 movie Chronicle, which also featured characters with superhuman abilities the team at Thinkmodo set up a publicity stunt to create the illusion that people were flying high above New York City.
Carrie is a remake of the classic 1976 film with the same name. The movie is set to hit theaters on October 16th.
Another remake. Hollywood has completely run out of ideas.
I’m surprised they didn’t do a remake with Carrie as a transvestite; the shower scene would have been shall we say...interesting.
Shades of William Castle.
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