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Terrified kids see wrong movie

Kids run screaming from cinema as horror movie gets screened in error.

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What should have been a pleasant treat for several families ended traumatically when, instead of showing a lovely age-appropriate animated movie, the cinema inadvertently showed one of this year’s most terrifying horror movies, according to The Sun.

'Bloodied corpses flying'

Children reportedly broke out in tears within minutes of the start of the movie, which was supposed to have been Madagascar 3, but turned out to be Paranormal Activity, the opening sequence of which shows a bloodied corpse hurtling at the camera.

Around 25 families dashed for the exits of the Nottingham, UK cinema, and at least one angry mom is still fuming: “It's enough to make grown men jump, so you can imagine the terror in these young faces.

"Everybody just scrambled for the exits, all you could hear were children crying and screaming. Everyone was very upset.

“It was only about two minutes worth of the film but it was enough to scar them for life,” she said.

While it is possible to see that this is just an isolated error, cinemas are more often guilty of showing inappropriate movie trailers during family-friendly films. These trailers are often have grown-up or graphic content (played at speed and with the volume cranked up high), content which is at odds with, say, an animated kid’s movie.

Have you ever seen grown-up trailers at movies aimed at kids?
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