To promote the new adaptation of Carrie, an impressive stunt was pulled off in ‘sNice Cafe, an unsuspecting West Village coffee shop. A young woman, feigning a fit over coffee spilled on her keyboard, uses telekentic powers to express her anger, freaking out the folks inside. A fake wall rigged to move a man, spring loaded books and pictures and moving tables seamlessly reacted to the young ladies’ outburst, eliciting fabulously fearful reactions.
Promotion for Carrie remake scares West Village Coffee Shop
See the Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise for yourself:
The video was the creation of Thinkmodo, the New York-based viral video marketing company and stars actress Andrea Morales. Thinkmodo co-founder Michael Krivicka told Yahoo Movies via email that it took an entire day to prepare for the stunt at the ‘sNice Cafe in the West Village. Krivicka said, “The stunt team had to build a fake wall and rehearse the wall stunt. A separate crew was installing the hidden cameras and setting up a control room downstairs. A third crew was in charge of the props: spring loaded books, motorized tables & chairs, and spring-loaded picture frames. People screamed, they ran, and some were simply stunned and frozen – trying to process what they just saw,” Krivicka said. “In other words, we basically scared the living hell out of people.” Thinkmodo then compiled the best reactions into their viral video montage.
The new adaptation of Brian de Palma’s classic horror film stars Chloe Maretz and Julianne Moore and is directed by Kimberly Peirce. Carrie is based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel and hits theaters October 18.
The official movie trailer:
You can also create your own Carrie prom scene with the official free Carrie Buckets of Blood app, now available in the iTunes App Store! https://bit.ly/CarrieBucketsOfBlood
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Produced by Kevin Misher, it stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore
above: Sissy Spacek as Carrie in 1976
May I also recommend the first movie adaptation of the book? Directed by Brian de Palma in 1976 and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving and John Travolta, it’s definitely worth a look.