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Billboard for Wes Craven's Scream 4 frightens children in Australia

Apr. 12, 2011by: Alex DiVincenzo

We horror fans may be ecstatic that SCREAM 4 is finally being released, but parents in Australia aren't quite as happy. A large billboard for the film across the street from Albert Park primary school in Victoria has apparently been scary the kids enough to cause parents to lobby for its removal.

Leah Takach (above), a mother of two, was quoted as saying, "I have walked past it with my two boys, aged five and seven, on the way to school and they have both mentioned it. It is not a very nice picture. I have had to try to explain it is from a horror movie. They do tend to dwell on this kind of thing and wake up in the middle of the night frightened."

So she doesn't want the kid to be exposed to Ghost Face, yet she'll pose for a photo with them right in front of it? Makes sense to me... No word on whether or not the advertisers will budge at their request.

In any event, Wes Craven's SCREAM 4 hits theaters here in the U.S. on Friday, April 15. It stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Marielle Jaffe, Rory Culkin, Erik Knudsen, Marley Shelton, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Alison Brie, Nico Tortorella, Mary McDonnell, Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell.

Extra Tidbit: I was a kid I would be stoked to see Ghost Face looking down at my school!
Source: Herald Sun

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7:41AM on 04/13/2011
Hmm... this woman complains that the poster for Scream 4 traumatized her kids, and then poses right in front of it with her two children.

I smell a publicity stunt.
Hmm... this woman complains that the poster for Scream 4 traumatized her kids, and then poses right in front of it with her two children.

I smell a publicity stunt.
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5:59PM on 04/12/2011
While I most certainly don't see it is a scary, the perspective of us adults doesn't matter. Really... why is this ad across the street from a school. That's a dumb idea and I'm actually not opposed to the lobby for its removal. Put the damn thing somewhere else... where it will actually be seen by a better target audience.
While I most certainly don't see it is a scary, the perspective of us adults doesn't matter. Really... why is this ad across the street from a school. That's a dumb idea and I'm actually not opposed to the lobby for its removal. Put the damn thing somewhere else... where it will actually be seen by a better target audience.
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12:49PM on 04/12/2011

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PUSSIES!

they'dve shit their pants if the poster had the knife/mask version.

hey bitch...your little girls need haircuts.

dont they have halloween in australia?

fucking australia. dont we do nuclear testing there?
PUSSIES!

they'dve shit their pants if the poster had the knife/mask version.

hey bitch...your little girls need haircuts.

dont they have halloween in australia?

fucking australia. dont we do nuclear testing there?
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