A 65-year-old Indian man, Andhra Pradesh, died in a movie theatre last week while watching a screening of The Conjuring 2. The incident occurred at the Sri Balasubramaniar Cinema in Tiruvannamalai, a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Pradesh, had complained of chest pains while watching the film, and fainted shortly afterwards.
He was rushed to a nearby Old Government Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Medics ordered his body to be sent to the Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College Hospital for post-mortem but, according to the Times of India, his body, and the person charged with taking the body there, have both gone missing.
While there are no doubt rational explanations for both the man’s death and the disappearance of his body, the story has fuelled a wave of supernatural panic on social media that has accompanied the film’s release.
A video purporting to show a woman who ”got possessed while watching The Conjuring 2” has been viewed close to five million times since being uploaded to Facebook last week, with many viral news sites in South East Asia reporting the “possession” as fact. However, the video in question is thought to have been filmed in 2013, long before the release of film.
Source: The Telegraph