During a Q&A session after a public screening of the horror film "Grace" at the Sundance Film Festival, a festival volunteer raised his hand to say: "Must have been a good movie because we had two people faint during the screening!"
Then STYD received an email from the producer of the film, saying: "Two faints. One outside and one in the lobby. Egyptian [theater] owner confirmed that in 10 years it's the first time it's happened. Amazing screening."
We've all previously heard stories of people fainting during films like "The Exorcist," so what is it about "Grace" that's causing this reaction?
"Grace" Plot: Madeline Matheson is eight months pregnant and determined to deliver her unborn child, Grace, naturally. When an accident leaves Grace dead inside her, Madeline insists on carrying the baby's corpse to term. Weeks later, when Madeline delivers, the baby miraculously returns to life... With an appetite.
MrSammichwrites: on January 18th, 2009 at 6:47:15 PM
Ooooookaaaay.... That is a pretty stange concept, and sounds like it has potential to be pretty gore-ilicious. But that plot alone is too far out, so I need to find out more about the movie before making any decisions about traking down the DVD.
Schwastedwrites: on January 18th, 2009 at 8:49:49 PM
This article is incredible. So now we judge horror movies by the number of people fainting in the audience? Now theaters are gonna have horrible ventilation systems and blow strange fumes into the air. Maybe...
hbomb28writes: on January 18th, 2009 at 9:31:11 PM
looks like crap
Lordchristowrites: on January 18th, 2009 at 10:35:41 PM
Wow, thanks Hbomb! You restored my faith in the hatemongering internet troll! I was lost without people like you. This flick looks interesting, can't wait! Though, yeah, fainting? What a buncha sissies!
minkowskiwrites: on January 19th, 2009 at 12:13:27 AM
Apparently 'good taste', no pun intended, is as quaint and outmoded as wooden dolls and doilies.