Some movies strive to make you laugh, others – to make you cry; some show you happy endings, others – the brutal reality. There are, however, movies that have failed to grasp the viewers’ curiosity or simply grossed them out so much that the movie-goers left the theater. Have you ever walked out on the movie? What was it and why? Leave your stories in the comments!
1. “Cloverfield” (2008)
Cloverfield wasn’t even that bad, so why were people leaving in the middle of it? Was the monster too terrifying? Maybe the acting was atrocious? Nah, that can’t be it… In reality people physically could not stand the shaky “found footage” format. And I gotta admit, I once watched it on a huge TV screen and almost barfed as well.
2. “The Blair Witch Project” (1999)
Speaking of the “found footage” format, “The Blair Witch Project” did it way before Cloverfield but the result was still the same. People were leaving the cinema all dizzy and nauseous.
3. “Pulp Fiction” (1994)
Okay, I’m not the biggest fan of Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” but even I’d never leave the theater because the movie was too violent, which is basically exactly what happened in 1994. Next time you want to protest against a movie, just don’t buy a ticket.
4. “Mother!” (2017)
Ohh, this one’s fresh! In fact, it’s so fresh, I haven’t actually watched it, but I know what’s going on. I mean, it’s a film of Darren Aronofsky, which already says a lot, but I guess the movie trailers screwed things up. While people were expecting some supernatural horror-ish drama, they got something completely different. That would definitely make me walk out, especially after that baby-eating scene.
5. “127 Hours” (2010)
How on earth could a biopic make people sick and leave the cinema? Seems like an extra-long and incredibly realistic scene of amputating someone’s arm did the trick! This very scene (that I’m not going to show you) caused numerous panic attacks, and in some severe cases vomiting and fainting.
6. “Raw” (2016)
Unlike the previous movie, “Raw” is actually a horror, so having it on this list is actually what you’d expect from a scary movie. Some people started panicking, and reportedly felt ill. BTW, “Raw” is about cannibalism, and that’s all I’m gonna say. Use your imagination, folks.
7. “The Exorcist” (1973)
This is probably the first recorded major case of literal crowds leaving the movie theaters screaming and into a panic. People cried, blacked out, screamed their lungs out, and stormed out of the cinema, all because they thought the film was pure evil.