‘Paranormal Activity 2′ Trailer Being Pulled From Theaters

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The word is in that the new trailer for the supernatural horror sequel Paranormal Activity 2 is so utterly terrifying that the World Health Organization (WHO) has ordered theaters carrying it to include a label warning of the potentially deadly effects viewing it could have on your health.

Yes, I’m kidding, but it seems the Cinemark movie theater chain is in fact pulling the Paranormal Activity 2 trailer from several of its theaters.

The reason, you ask?  The trailer apparently scared the bejesus out of several Texan Twihards who showed up for the midnight premiere of Eclipse on Tuesday night.  In fact, reports are now coming in that it caused several teenage girls to jump so high that they actually caused irreparable damage to the screening auditorium’s ceiling as well :-P.

Yeah, yeah, I made that last bit up too but really, how can I take this story seriously?  Ignoring the silly idea that in this day and age a trailer for any movie could scare moviegoers THAT badly – the teaser for Paranormal Activity 2 is the one to do so?  I suppose it is a bit creepy, but isn’t that the point?  Wasn’t it designed to scare moviegoers?

Paranormal Activity Paranormal Activity 2 Trailer Being Pulled From Theaters

This move does make sense when you look at it from Cinemark’s point of view.  They are a business, so customer satisfaction is definitely important to them.  I can only presume that the theater execs received enough in the way of complaints that they were really concerned that the trailer could damage their attendance numbers for Eclipse.  Go figure, I guess.

What do you think?  Were you actually freaked out by the Paranormal Activity 2 trailer?  Does this seem like an overreaction on Cinemark’s part? Is this great free promotion for the film?  Sound off in the comments section below.

Paranormal Activity 2 will arrive in theaters in the U.S. on October 22nd, 2010.  See it… if you dare  icon wink Paranormal Activity 2 Trailer Being Pulled From Theaters

Source: Deadline

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  1. World Health Organization? What the…

    I guess this movie trailer is bad for your health?!?!

  2. This is just ridiculous. The first movie was one of the lamest “not-scary” and fake looking movies that I have ever seen (oh oh, did I just admit that I saw that horrible movie?)… and sequels, usually always suck it!

    • YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!!!!! I have seen scarrier movies than that. I hardly flinched watching the trailer. Is that what we have to expect for the whole movie? I haven’t seen the first movie so wont comment on that one.

      • I totally agree…there’s scarier stuff out there than what I’ve seen on the trailer!!! If you are THAT scared of the trailer…DON’T WATCH THE MOVIE!!!!

        • so tell me the movies you watched(that are scarier)

          • yea really. ive seen the first one three times and i can honestly say i still wouldnt be able to watch it without covering my eyes or jumping. especially when she gets drug out of the bed. definitely the scariest movie IVE ever seen.

  3. Dude, I went to Eclipse.. seen the trailer for PA2, I was excited cause I liked the first movie. LOL

  4. The first movie freaked me out! The second trailer was creepy, and I can not wait to see it in theaters! As far as the Twilight teeny boppers, Im sure 90% of the audience was under 13 so I can see how people were scared. Nothing against the Twilight saga, but it is not horror and the PA2 is an unrated horror trailer. Should have ran it during “Inception”.

  5. Oh Wayne, hating on a movie, i’ve heard friends say they didn’t like the first one, but they also thought Nightmare Before Christmas is the best movie ever and I don’t hate on that. Everyone has their ideas on what makes a horror film scary, it all depends on what creeps you out. Is it gore, shock, the what awaits for you around the corner feeling? I watched the first one and said yeah, for the low budget the used to make it, they did a heck of a job and it grossed in and around the 200 million mark, so a few people didn’t think it was lame. A movie like that makes money on word of mouth. And Wayne you did admit to seeing the movie and obviously you had to have somewhat liked it to even bother watching a sequel trailer.
    June you say you’ve seen scarier movies than that, but then say you never saw the first one??
    I hope the sequel does well and that they make a third so Wayne can lose his mind on why they keep making them, but i’ll answer now, lower budget= big bank= profit for studios

  6. I thought the first one was great. It had a genuine creepout factor. I’m not a p***y when it comes to horror movies but the first PA genuinely creeped me out on several occasions. I only hope they can capture that same feeling with the sequel.

  7. HI I THINK THAT PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 IS GREAT. FROM WHAT IVE SEEN OF IT.
    WANT TO SEE THE WHOLE MOVIE.
    HOW COULD IT BE SEEN AS SCARIER THAN THE FIRST AND ANY SCARIER THAN THE LOVELY BONES??

    I THINK ITS AN ADULT FILM. I THINK THEY ARE STUPID FOR PULLING THE TRAILER AND ECLIPSE FANS VAMPIRES AND SPIRITS ARE ADULT ISSUES.

    IF YOU CAN DEAL WITH ONE YOU CAN DEAL WITH THE OTHERS.

  8. go to this site http://www.paranormalmovie.com/ and look for anything freaky.

    • Scrub the trailer back from .54 as far back to the start as you can.
      Trust me, its worth it.

  9. Twilight, twilight, twilight, tsk. it’s so pathetic, why would anyone ban something so awesome because a bunch of stuid little girls are scared of the boogeyman? i guess they belive that some dog(Jakeb) or fairy (edwardo, or whatever), is going to come and save them if they complain enough….drama queens. amazingly i am the only chick at my school that loves the look of this movie and hates twilight….seriously people? EDWARDO IS NO VAMPIRE! DRACULA IS A VAMPIRE! EDWARDO IS A FAIRY!!!!!!!!

  10. I REALLY LIKED THE FIRST ONE.. BECAUSE IT WAS UNIQUE. THIS NEW TWIST ON MOVIE MAKING (DOCUMENTARY STYLE)ALLOWS YOU TO RELATE TO THE CHARACTERS RATHER THEN THE ESTABLISHED HORROR MOVIE IN A SPOOKY HAUNTED HOUSE. THEY TOOK AN ORDINARY COUPLE IN A NORMAL HOUSE AND SCARED PEOPLE WITH IT BECAUSE IT FILLED MINDS WITH…. WHAT IF…
    HAVING WATCHED MANY SCARY MOVIES UPON FURTHER REFLECTION YOU LOOK BACK ON THE AND DISMISS THE SPECIAL EFFECTS AND REALIZE IT WAS CHEESY.. WATCHED THE NEW NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET AND IT SUCKED, THE LAST EXORCISM AND I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED… SOMEHOW PA1 IN ITS SIMPLICITY AND NO ELABORATE SPECIAL EFFECTS GAVE YOU ENOUGH TO WONDER AND THINK ABOUT,,,, AND THAT’S THE MAGIC THEY CAPTURED IN THE FILM THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE NO LONGER CONSIDER…
    I STILL GET THE CREEPS ABOUT IT WHEN I’M SITTING ALONE IN MY APT… AND I WILL BE GOING TO SEE THE SECOND ONE TOMORROW.

  11. it is a super movie

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