bollywood fright flick fatal to fiftyish fan
A man attending a screening of the Bollywood horror film Bhoot (Ghost) at a New Delhi theater was found dead in his seat after the show. His body exhibited no signs of injury, leading authorities to speculate he died of fright.
A police official told Reuters that the theater's cleaning staff found the man -- aged around 50 -- slumped in his seat early on Tuesday morning after the end of the showing of an Indian horror movie, "Bhoot," or "Ghost."
Police said they had found no identification papers on the man or external injuries on his body.
"Nobody has come forward to claim his body. Maybe he got frightened, I don't know," said the police official.
"Bhoot" is a spooky thriller about a possessed housewife and is set in a high-rise Bombay apartment. It is running to packed houses in many parts of the country.
Like the William Castle films of the '60s, the film's director had claimed that the flick could pose a health risk to susceptible people; a message before the film warned audiences that they watched at their own risk. Spooky...
(via Die Puny Humans; cross-posted at Destroy All Monsters)