Tiruvannamalai: In a shocking incident, a 65-year-old man died while watching a horror movie in a cinema theatre in Tiruvannamalai Town on Thursday night.
According to police, two persons, both native of Andhra Pradesh, had gone to watch the night show of the newly released horror movie The Conjuring 2 in Sri Balasubramaniar Cinemas in the town. While watching the climax of the movie, one of them complained of chest pain and fainted. He was rushed to the Old Government Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
During the climax of the James Wan-directed movie, one of them complained of chest pain and fainted. The man was immediately rushed to the Old Government Hospital nearby where the doctors declared him brought dead.
According to the report, the hospital’s paramedical staff then asked the friend to take the body to the Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College Hospital on the town’s outskirts, but the man allegedly disappeared with the body.
The police are currently investigating the case and talking to lodge owners to determine the identity of the deceased. According to The Hindu, the man was living in an Ashram in the same town.
People dying while watching movies is quite a rare phenomenon and surprisingly, the deaths haven’t been only because of horror films.
In 1989, a Danish audiologist named Ole Bentzen started laughing so hard during a show of A Fish Named Wanda that he hyperventilated and elevated his heart rate to about 200-500 beats per minute. The strain gave him a fatal heart attack as he died in the theatre.