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Theater Accidentally Shows HEREDITARY Trailer Before PETER RABBIT

Theater Accidentally Shows HEREDITARY Trailer Before PETER RABBIT

Peter Rabbit certainly doesn’t seem like the type of movie you’d expect to hear stories about parents freaking out and shielding their kids eyes and ears in the theater, but that’s exactly what happened at a recent showing. Only it had nothing to do with James Corden’s talking, pants-less bunny, and everything to do with the accidental showing of a terrifying horror movie trailer.

In an hilarious story (sorry, it is) we came across at IndieWire, Event Cinemas in Innaloo, Western Australia made an eensy, teensy mistake before an airing of the PG-rated family film Peter Rabbit by including a trailer for the upcoming R-rated movie Hereditary, which had people at this year’s Sundance Film Festival calling it one of the scariest movies ever. And considering the audience in attendance was made up of parents with their young children, it didn’t go over well, since this is what they were shown.

Yikes.

As you’d expect as soon as parents realized what was happening they started yelling for the theater to turn it off while trying to protect their kids from seeing and hearing what was happening, with some even running out to get help. As an apology the theater offered everyone free passes, which we suggest these parents use to see Hereditary.

What? That’s a great trailer. It scared the crap out of us.

But maybe leave the kids at home that night. You can rent Peter Rabbit for them to watch with the babysitter. Because apparently a talking bunny who doesn’t wear pants isn’t scary.

What’s the scariest movie you saw as a kid, on purpose or by accident? Tell us in the comments below.

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