In the movie THE SIGNAL, my film pick for this past weekend, a mysterious subliminal pulse is sent out via various forms of media, turning the people who receive it crazy, and usually homicidal.
The movie is a work of fiction. But at the AMC in Fullerton, it came true, during a screening of THE SIGNAL:
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., officers were sent to the theater at 1000 S. Lemon St. after someone reported finding a bag with what appeared to be illegal substances, said Fullerton police Lt. Tom Basham.
While the officers were at the theater, people started running out of the theater showing “The Signal,” including two men with blood on them, Basham said.
Just before people started running out in a panic, two men sitting in separate areas of the theater were randomly stabbed by an unknown man, Basham said.
“He started stabbing at the theater seat and then he stabbed the victim,” Basham said. “As he fled, he stabbed another victim sitting near the exit.”
Basham said the victims did not know each other or the suspect.
No doubt this is great fodder for those who'd like to ban horror movies, or think that people will invariably copy what they see. So thanks a bunch, dumbass criminals, for ruining it for the rest of us.
Unless the Signal IS real…
(hat tip: AICN)