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Director Issues Challenge to Horror Fans! Watch Movie Alone and Win 10k!

Not since the golden age of the great William Castle have we seen anything so gloriously delicious as this! Are you brave enough to watch the latest supernatural terror tale out of Bollywood alone? If so you may find yourself $10K richer!

From Reuters:

“A Bollywood filmmaker has issued a lucrative challenge to horror movie fans: a $10,000 reward for anyone who can watch his latest supernatural thriller, alone, in a cinema until the closing credits.

Ram Gopal Varma’s “Phoonk 2,” a sequel to his 2008 film of the same name, is about an evil spirit that traumatizes a family. “Anyone who says the movie cannot scare him is going to be put in a theater by himself,” Varma told reporters in Mumbai at an event to promote the movie.

Varma said the film fan who steps up to the challenge will be wired up to a heart monitoring machine as well as a camera that ensures they keep their eyes open during the whole movie.

Readings from the machines will be shown live on a screen outside the cinema, Varma said, and if the contestant succeeds, they will win 500,000 rupees (approximately $10,850).

Varma issued a similar challenge ahead of the release of the original “Phoonk” but the promotional contest was withdrawn after allegations the selection process was rigged. Varma said the contest winner ran out 30 minutes after the film started, but newspaper reports said a film fan in the southern Indian city of Bangalore booked an entire cinema to prove the director wrong and watched the film alone with a doctor on call and security personnel stationed outside.”

Please for the love of sweet baby Jesus laying quietly sleeping in his manger, fly me out, let me in, hook me up, and just try and scare the shit out of me. I challenge YOU, Varma!

Check out the trailer for Phoonk 2 below.

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7 Comments

  1. Speaking as someone who has had some interaction with Indian culture I can say this: I dare anyone to watch a Bollywood movie! The nasal singing, the 80’s dancing, the constant unexplained costume changes! The horrendous fact that they go on for hours and hours and hours!

    The horror, the horror!

  2. I have never in my life as a horror fan left a movie or turned it off because it was too SCARY. Ever. I can’t imagine any horror fan actually doing that.

  3. Hmmmm…I probably should have watched the trailer first…of course, it would have helped if I understood half of what they’re saying, or got subtitles or something…but yeah, it…looks…uhhhh…actually kinda boring…kinda run of the mill.

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