WATCH: Horrifying ad for 'The Nun' sparks outrage among viewers who jumped out of their skin
Warner Bros released a brand new TV spot, sharing a bit of a teaser with the Conjuring fans to keep them all hyped until the film's release in September but it backfired terribly
Who knew that 2013's 'The Conjuring', directed by James Wan, would prove to be such a success that an entire horror universe would be based on the film. Fast forward five years, the hit horror flick has not only been followed up by a sequel, 'Conjuring 2' but also has inspired multiple spinoffs, including prequels 'Annabelle', 'Annabelle: Creation,' and the latest on the block - 'The Nun'.
Most recently, though, Warner Bros released a brand new TV spot, sharing a bit of a teaser with the Conjuring fans to keep them all hyped until the film's release in September. Offering a brief sneak-peek the clip particularly focussed on a coffin scene, packed with an insane jumpscare, which has since left many fans scared to the bone.
Check out the clip below:
While jumpscares are nothing new for fans of the horror genre, this particular teaser (and to be more specific the YouTube ad about the clip) seems to have terrified even the bravest of hearts. "This youtube ad for the nun almost gave me a heart attack please turn down your volume or simply look away if ever this random ad pops up because it’s a jump scare... you could just promote the movie without harming anyone," a user shared, calling out the jumpscare ad that pops up on YouTube. His message was, however, echoed by many others as well, who thought that the latest teaser was a little too scary for their taste, especially with the way the promo pop up surfaced.
Watch the controversial clip here:
"Hey whoever thought putting a jumpscare as an ad was a good idea needs to be blacklisted from the advertising industry There are 8-second ads for both slenderman and the nun that are doing this on YouTube this is how you get people to not see your movie," wrote another.
As someone else added: "I really hate when YouTube puts a trailer for a scary movie before a video....like I’m just trying to watch funny American Idol auditions, I don’t wanna know about The Nun"
🚨🚨 If you’re ever watching an ad on YouTube and it looks like it’s “glitching” with the macbook rainbow buffer symbol, it’s actually a jump scare for the NUN movie coming out soon so turn away/turn down the volume/close the video if you have anxiety/hate jumpscares! 🚨🚨— al (@allithe1975) August 13, 2018
Inspired by the demonic presence in the form of Valak (Bonnie Aarons), who first antagonized audiences in 'The Conjuring 2', the upcoming installment picks up with the horrific course of events that follow after the nun kills herself.
"When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in 'The Conjuring 2,' as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned," teased the official synopsis.
'The Nun' arrives in theaters on September 7.
With all the viewers complaining about the horror intensity, YouTube was forced to take it down citing content violation reasons.
Appreciate you bringing this to our attention! This ad violates our shocking content policy and it's no longer running as an ad. More info here: https://t.co/dOUocjUevh— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 14, 2018