Halloween doth approach, and if you’re like me, you love a good fright and/or a scary movie around this time of year. Patrons of a New York coffee shop got much more than they bargained for when actors and stuntmen took over the shop to pull a public relations prank to promote the upcoming adaptation of the frightening movie Carrie, based on the Stephen King novel.
According to People, viral video marketing company Thinkmodo was the mastermind behind the prank, which involved a customer with a resemblance to Carrie unleashing her telekinetic powers on a man (played by an actor) who spills coffee on her. As the unsuspecting coffee drinkers look on, the actress who plays Carrie uses her "powers" to throw the man against a brick wall. “Carrie” then looks at her fingers and, as she seems to realize the powers she has, she unleashes more fury on the tables around her.
Thinkmodo said the stunt involved some spring-loaded books, a harnessed stuntman, and remote-controlled tables.
Some scream. Plenty run. And at least one tried to film it on her smartphone (of course). Only in New York!