A theater in Montreal Canada left children terrified when they played The Curse Of La Llorona, instead of Detective Pikachu.
The problems began whit the trailers. First up was Annabelle Comes Home which has the terrifying doll Annabelle in the leading role. It was followed by the trailers for The Joker and Child´s play, featuring car crashes, knives, blood, and even murders.
The kids were probably crapping their pants by this point, but the real fun was just starting. It turned out there was a reason why these trailers were played. The theater did not just play the wrong trailers, but the wrong movie. They made way for The Curse of La Llorana, a supernatural horror about a ghost who torments a social worker and her family. The movie opens with a scene of a mother drowning her child. The smell in the theater must have been unbearable due to so many pants being crapped.
Movie critic Ryan George was in the theater and gave us a live report via Twitter:
OH MY GOD THEY'RE PLAYING LA LLORANA INSTEAD OF DETECTIVE PIKACHU pic.twitter.com/j4qX6fAf95— Ryan George (@theryangeorge) May 9, 2019
When the theatre finally realized their mistake and turned off the movie, the moviegoers were all moved into another theatre, where Detective Pikachu was paused on the screen suggesting that that the two movies may have been running simultaneously, but the audiences were directed to the wrong rooms.