I’ve seen 3 examples recently that all follow the same pattern.
(a) go to New York
(b) create a stunt that scares the s**t out of people
(c) record it and create a video of that goes viral
Example 1: Carrie
This example is set in a West Village coffee shop. The special effects are great and I think for the people there, it was genuinely shocking.
Horror rating 8/10
Example 2 The Walking Dead
Nicely done, but I don’t think zombies are that scary are they? (At least they weren’t in Shaun of the Dead) Plus they’re hidden underground out of harms way
Horror rating 7/10
Example 3 Devil’s Due
Now this is a really scary baby. Everybody – apart from one guy – jumped out of their skin.
Horror rating 9/10
Clearly, horror pranks are very much in vogue in New York. I wonder if they’ll ever reach south London?