A woman in Monroe, La., dead while watching a remake of Stephen King’s “It” is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the Louisiana woman dying as a result of seeing the remake of “It” in a Cinemark theater. Where did this fake news originate?
Known fake news website Sunday Post published the article reporting that the Monroe woman died in a theater while watching the “It” remake. You can read the fake news below.
A 41-year-old woman died in a Monroe cinema auditorium Friday while watching a screening of Stephen Kings horror movie remake, IT.
The incident occurred at the Cinemark Cinema in Monroe, a town in the Ouachita parish, Louisiana. The cinema-goer attended the new release screening with friends and had complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing during one the film’s climax scenes. According to witnesses, the woman let out a large scream and then collapsed in her seat.
The woman’s friends called EMTs however by the time they arrived the woman was unresponsive and died at the scene.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax-Alert. First, the above story failed to provide any name for the alleged woman who died during “It”. While there is a Cinemark cinema in Monroe, La., there was no reliable news outlet that reported on the death. Finally, Sunday Post has given many reasons in the past as to why it should not be trusted.
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “It,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
“It” stars Bill Skarsgård as the story’s central villain, Pennywise the clown. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic). A sequel to IT is already in the works with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Muschietti is expected to return, but he hasn’t signed a deal yet.
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