Friday, January 27, 2012

"Man Faints During V/H/S"

On your first day at Sundance, altitude sickness, plus a lack of food, and a badass sequence of gore equal a visit from the EMTs.  And, yea, it was during Bruckner's.  Scary for those who saw it go down.  So glad he's OK and it was something easily remediable.  Girlfriend wanted to go back in the theater and finish the film, but Producers gave them tickets for next screening.  Turned into controversy in the twitter-sphere.  Was it faked?  Wish it where.  Member of our group saw it.  But it became a thing and it shouldn't have...(update: and it's only getting crazier - see 1st link)

According to Deadline, a man passed out during a screening for the found-footage horror film, which is directed by David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, and Adam Wingard. This happened early during the film, during a “particularly gruesome scene,” after which the embarrassed man had to leave the theater. He was able to meet the directors later on. Deadline’s report also says another theater-goer was treated for nausea 20 minutes later.

V/H/S is described as a found-footage horror, and it’s possible that the format of the movie, which may include a lot of shaky-camera shots, could have induced the fainting and nausea. Or maybe whatever it was that goes on during the first part of the movie is really that jarring that people are blacking out.

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