Unsuspecting customers at sNice Cafe in New York, fell prey to a creepy prank promoting the remake of Stephen King's classic horror film, Carrie. The You Tube viral marketing stunt of the telekinetic coffee shop surprise was published on Monday and has close to four million views according to CBS News on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
For those who haven't seen the original film, Carrie is a sheltered high school girl, who unleashes her telekinetic powers on her peers, after she is pushed too far.
The hidden camera experiment (prank) was set up to capture the reactions of people if they were to witness a telekinetic incident. Using a team of actors, a stuntman, remote controlled furniture and spring loaded books and pictures, the scene was set.
As real customers come in to place their orders, the stuntman accidentally knocks the coffee over of the woman seated next to him. She is not happy with his apology and loses control, using her telekinetic powers to slam the man into and up the wall. She then uses her powers to move the tables and chairs, followed by a blood curdling scream that sends books flying off the shelves and pictures off the walls.
The unsuspecting customers all take a step back, some appear to leave the shop, but the majority stand there and watch the incident take place. One lady even has her phone up recording as she is backing away from the chaotic scene..
Carrie, featuring Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie, and Julianne Moore as her mother, hits theaters on October 18, 2013.
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