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09.06.2012

Does anyone remember when the only public service announcement before a movie was about walking, not running, to the nearest exit? Then it became a request to turn off the ringer on your cell and now it is a plea to not text during the movie since most smartphone screens are bright as hell and completely ruin the movie experience for the rest of us. I love my smartphone as much as the next person, but I love watching movies more.

The UK horror festival FrightFest had a dozen directors come up with their own take on reminding patrons to be quiet during the movie. Since they were never intended for general cinema use, they had no limits. One director, Can Evrenol, took it to what I would consider the most NSFW place imaginable. For some reason, seeing this video reminds me of the movie MANIAC and Peter Jackson's DEAD-ALIVE. Don't ask me why.

I will say again, this video is the most NSFW I can imagine without any actual nudity. Watch at your own risk!

Wrong on so many levels and yet so right. I remember seeing a horror movie in theaters surrounded by teenyboppers. Being at least ten years older than everyone, I was annoyed at the huge number of smartphone screens popping up through the movie. One person checked their phone every five minutes for the first hour of the movie. During a particularly quiet moment, the person checked it again and I shouted "turn off your f**king phone!" which was met with a round of applause. I am not typically one to do that sort of thing, but I just could not keep my head in the movie with that damn screen shining every few minutes.

I haven't had too many issues during the movies in recent years. How about you? Do you think these PSAs make any difference to the general public?

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10:23AM on 09/08/2012
double post!!
double post!!
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10:18AM on 09/08/2012
Hahaha Loved it. Now that is what louis ck would define as "hilarious." I'm forever gonna remeber this ad whenever some annoying prick is talking on they're phone.
Hahaha Loved it. Now that is what louis ck would define as "hilarious." I'm forever gonna remeber this ad whenever some annoying prick is talking on they're phone.
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5:29AM on 09/08/2012

The sad part...

Is that the pencil hole was big enough for him.
Is that the pencil hole was big enough for him.
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3:36PM on 09/07/2012
Why did he even HAVE a pencil?
Why did he even HAVE a pencil?
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3:21PM on 09/07/2012
I audibly gasped but that was pretty funny. Definitely appeals to my sick sense of humor.
I audibly gasped but that was pretty funny. Definitely appeals to my sick sense of humor.
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2:04PM on 09/07/2012

Been there, done that...

What is so choking here ?
I mean, is that not what every responsible person should do in this case ?
I do...
Actually, I've never headfucked so much, than this summer...
But this girl is SO rude... Why can't she close her mouth !!!
What is so choking here ?
I mean, is that not what every responsible person should do in this case ?
I do...
Actually, I've never headfucked so much, than this summer...
But this girl is SO rude... Why can't she close her mouth !!!
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1:53PM on 09/07/2012
I would like to see the reaction if this ad was actually put in theaters. But otherwise....it was a little shocking at first but I am so desensitized because of the internet I quickly went back to watching a midget fuck an elephant.
I would like to see the reaction if this ad was actually put in theaters. But otherwise....it was a little shocking at first but I am so desensitized because of the internet I quickly went back to watching a midget fuck an elephant.
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11:22AM on 09/07/2012
I personally would never fuck anyone who used their phone in a movie theater.
I personally would never fuck anyone who used their phone in a movie theater.
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10:15AM on 09/07/2012

Shit.

It was as lacking and uninspired in its execution as the lame idea itself.

I'd be offended if it wasn't so utterly dumb, unfunny and shit. The most offensive thing about it is that this was the most creative thing the film-makers could think up, and yet it was the idea that was given the go ahead.
It was as lacking and uninspired in its execution as the lame idea itself.

I'd be offended if it wasn't so utterly dumb, unfunny and shit. The most offensive thing about it is that this was the most creative thing the film-makers could think up, and yet it was the idea that was given the go ahead.
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9:11AM on 09/07/2012
Wow. Okay shock value has left me shocked. I can only imagine this being shown in a theater before some sick horror film.
Wow. Okay shock value has left me shocked. I can only imagine this being shown in a theater before some sick horror film.
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8:40AM on 09/07/2012
lol... kinda funny, not really that shocking it is Channel 4's Frightfest after all..
lol... kinda funny, not really that shocking it is Channel 4's Frightfest after all..
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7:07AM on 09/07/2012

Holy Shit

I just turned off MY phone and Im at HOME!!
I just turned off MY phone and Im at HOME!!
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3:21AM on 09/07/2012
Sorry, but I laughed. It was just so fake and over the top, I couldn't help but laugh. And the people in the theater completely ignoring it? Hilarious. It's obviously way over the top and not meant to be taken seriously in any way. Some of you need to lighten up.
Sorry, but I laughed. It was just so fake and over the top, I couldn't help but laugh. And the people in the theater completely ignoring it? Hilarious. It's obviously way over the top and not meant to be taken seriously in any way. Some of you need to lighten up.
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2:57AM on 09/07/2012
Ahhh I get it now..... She was using her phone in the cinema and because people that use their phones whilst others are trying to watch are completely and utterly fucking retarded and can't comprehend the simple warning like TURN YOUR FUCKING PHONE OFF they had this guy try to fuck some sense into her. I always try to go through the ear as its less intrusive and you're less likely to be arrested.

Seriously though it was a bit pathetic. I would have preferred a Jason Voorhees type character
Ahhh I get it now..... She was using her phone in the cinema and because people that use their phones whilst others are trying to watch are completely and utterly fucking retarded and can't comprehend the simple warning like TURN YOUR FUCKING PHONE OFF they had this guy try to fuck some sense into her. I always try to go through the ear as its less intrusive and you're less likely to be arrested.

Seriously though it was a bit pathetic. I would have preferred a Jason Voorhees type character to shove a machete up through the back of the seat or lop her head off.... Kinda fits in with the whole horror movie thing more so than what I just witnessed.
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12:52AM on 09/07/2012
First, that was GREAT.
Second, lots of little sissies on Joblo...
First, that was GREAT.
Second, lots of little sissies on Joblo...
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10:23AM on 09/08/2012
For once I can agree with you that this was great and they're's a bunch of sissies on joblo. They are no lines that cant be crossed.
For once I can agree with you that this was great and they're's a bunch of sissies on joblo. They are no lines that cant be crossed.
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12:04AM on 09/07/2012
Next thing you know, there'll be a PSA against guys who block everyone's view because they stand up while skullfucking other people. I wonder what will happen to that guy?
Next thing you know, there'll be a PSA against guys who block everyone's view because they stand up while skullfucking other people. I wonder what will happen to that guy?
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11:05PM on 09/06/2012
Holy shit, I was NOT expecting that! Kudos!
Holy shit, I was NOT expecting that! Kudos!
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10:02PM on 09/06/2012
I'd say it drives the point home pretty well.

The time that stands out in my mind of recent phone offense was in "Tree of Life." Unfortunately they were far enough down the aisle I couldn't do much about it. Given that there weren't too many young people at that movie, my guess is they didn't know it was going to be that long (in fact, most didn't). It's like a fly on the TV, as much as you wanna just watch the movie, that fucking thing won't go away.
I'd say it drives the point home pretty well.

The time that stands out in my mind of recent phone offense was in "Tree of Life." Unfortunately they were far enough down the aisle I couldn't do much about it. Given that there weren't too many young people at that movie, my guess is they didn't know it was going to be that long (in fact, most didn't). It's like a fly on the TV, as much as you wanna just watch the movie, that fucking thing won't go away.
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9:53PM on 09/06/2012
Love it.
Love it.
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8:49PM on 09/06/2012
donno how to feel about this,

its funny, but disturbing
donno how to feel about this,

its funny, but disturbing
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8:09PM on 09/06/2012
I....am somewhat in disbelief I just saw that.
I....am somewhat in disbelief I just saw that.
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7:45PM on 09/06/2012

I saw this last night...

And lmfao so much. I was expecting that and I was like wait did he just skull fuck her LMFAO and then the cum and I was like damn this should be played in every theater. This'll sure get those annoying people never ever to use their cellphones again.
And lmfao so much. I was expecting that and I was like wait did he just skull fuck her LMFAO and then the cum and I was like damn this should be played in every theater. This'll sure get those annoying people never ever to use their cellphones again.
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7:41PM on 09/06/2012

I saw this last night...

And lmfao so much. I was expecting that and I was like wait did he just skull fuck her LMFAO and then the cum and I was like damn this should be played in every theater. This'll sure get those annoying people never ever to use their cellphones again.
And lmfao so much. I was expecting that and I was like wait did he just skull fuck her LMFAO and then the cum and I was like damn this should be played in every theater. This'll sure get those annoying people never ever to use their cellphones again.
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7:09PM on 09/06/2012
They should have just had a car crash into the side of the theater and hit her. Funny vid though.
They should have just had a car crash into the side of the theater and hit her. Funny vid though.
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6:25PM on 09/06/2012

Really...

Why is everyone so butt hurt over this. I guarantee the crowd who witnessed that laughed their asses off because it was absolutely ridiculous.
Why is everyone so butt hurt over this. I guarantee the crowd who witnessed that laughed their asses off because it was absolutely ridiculous.
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6:24PM on 09/06/2012

Really...

Why is everyone so butt hurt over this. I guarantee the crowd who witnessed that laughed their asses off because it was absolutely ridiculous.
Why is everyone so butt hurt over this. I guarantee the crowd who witnessed that laughed their asses off because it was absolutely ridiculous.
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6:22PM on 09/06/2012

Really...

Why is everyone so butt hurt over this. I guarantee the crowd who witnessed that laughed their asses off because it was absolutely ridiculous.
Why is everyone so butt hurt over this. I guarantee the crowd who witnessed that laughed their asses off because it was absolutely ridiculous.
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6:22PM on 09/06/2012
Anyone offended by this must be too use to all the teeny-bopper, PG-13 "horror" movies that flood the market these days. Horror movies should appal and disturb you, that's the point.

If it were two guys in the video this wouldn't even be an issue. Everyone would consider it a comedy.
Anyone offended by this must be too use to all the teeny-bopper, PG-13 "horror" movies that flood the market these days. Horror movies should appal and disturb you, that's the point.

If it were two guys in the video this wouldn't even be an issue. Everyone would consider it a comedy.
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7:22PM on 09/06/2012
I think anyone not offended by this might want to consider counseling.

Have we become so cynical and numb to the shockingly perverse that we now laugh at this kind of crap?!

There isn't anything horrific about this thing, it's just fucking overtly gross for the sake of grossness. It's basically Human Centipede in short form. All shock, no value.

Also horror films should not disturb and appall you. Horror films should disturb and frighten you. If you have to use shock value in
I think anyone not offended by this might want to consider counseling.

Have we become so cynical and numb to the shockingly perverse that we now laugh at this kind of crap?!

There isn't anything horrific about this thing, it's just fucking overtly gross for the sake of grossness. It's basically Human Centipede in short form. All shock, no value.

Also horror films should not disturb and appall you. Horror films should disturb and frighten you. If you have to use shock value in your horror film, it's because you couldn't actually make a horror film.

2:20AM on 09/07/2012
Well, I'm not a 12 year old girl, so it takes more than a 30 second video of B-grade skull fucking effects to disturb me. You seem to have a very limited view of what horror movies are/should be. Rape and gore are two things a lot of people fear or find disturbing, and they're completely warrented in horror movies, as it's the movie's goal to make you uncomfortable. If this or something like The Human Centipede or A Serbian Film gets your jimmies all rustled then the film makers have done
Well, I'm not a 12 year old girl, so it takes more than a 30 second video of B-grade skull fucking effects to disturb me. You seem to have a very limited view of what horror movies are/should be. Rape and gore are two things a lot of people fear or find disturbing, and they're completely warrented in horror movies, as it's the movie's goal to make you uncomfortable. If this or something like The Human Centipede or A Serbian Film gets your jimmies all rustled then the film makers have done their jobs. But I suggest you stick to another genre, one that doesn't offend your delicate sensibilities.
5:16PM on 09/06/2012
I was smiling throughout the whole video.
I was smiling throughout the whole video.
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4:56PM on 09/06/2012
It's important to note this this ran before Maniac. A bad decision for sure. Yeah it's fairly offensive but beyond that it just sort of sucks. It's on the level of mediocre Troma.
It's important to note this this ran before Maniac. A bad decision for sure. Yeah it's fairly offensive but beyond that it just sort of sucks. It's on the level of mediocre Troma.
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7:24PM on 09/06/2012
Indeed, that's what got me. The idea is actually pretty funny, but they way they executed it wasn't funny at all, it was traumatic.
Indeed, that's what got me. The idea is actually pretty funny, but they way they executed it wasn't funny at all, it was traumatic.
4:51PM on 09/06/2012
That was disgusting.
That was disgusting.
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4:24PM on 09/06/2012
Guy's a complete pencil-dick.
Guy's a complete pencil-dick.
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4:22PM on 09/06/2012
Completely retarded.
Completely retarded.
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4:20PM on 09/06/2012

Hey, everybody has different tastes & are entitled to their opinions but...

That PSA was fucking AWESOME!! HAHA! I, for one, absolutely hate all those little teenyboppers w/ their cellphone light distracting from the movie. The PSA is what it is: A P-S-A! not real, not to be taken so seriously. and since when does "everything" have to be in good taste? I think the PSA is hilarious & hate bright cell phone lights in the theater.
That PSA was fucking AWESOME!! HAHA! I, for one, absolutely hate all those little teenyboppers w/ their cellphone light distracting from the movie. The PSA is what it is: A P-S-A! not real, not to be taken so seriously. and since when does "everything" have to be in good taste? I think the PSA is hilarious & hate bright cell phone lights in the theater.
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4:09PM on 09/06/2012
If it stopped with him simply killing her I would have at least agreed with the sentiment. But skullfucking her doesn't make any sense.
I get that this was used at some horror festival, but even they should have rejected it on the basis of it not being clever or scary.
If it stopped with him simply killing her I would have at least agreed with the sentiment. But skullfucking her doesn't make any sense.
I get that this was used at some horror festival, but even they should have rejected it on the basis of it not being clever or scary.
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4:09PM on 09/06/2012

Are you all serious?

It was made FOR A HORROR FESTIVAL.
I didn't realize horror now mustn't hurt your delicate sensibilities.
It was made FOR A HORROR FESTIVAL.
I didn't realize horror now mustn't hurt your delicate sensibilities.
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4:38PM on 09/06/2012
All it proves to me is that modern horror is shit if this is what a horror fan thinks is awesome
All it proves to me is that modern horror is shit if this is what a horror fan thinks is awesome
4:57PM on 09/06/2012
Agreed. What does skull fucking a dead woman in a theater till semen pours out of her mouth got to do with fucking horror?!
Agreed. What does skull fucking a dead woman in a theater till semen pours out of her mouth got to do with fucking horror?!
4:04PM on 09/06/2012

"Do you think these PSAs make any difference to the general public?"

This one sure as hell would...rofl!
Oh God...I shouldn't have seen A Serbian Film. I need help.
This one sure as hell would...rofl!
Oh God...I shouldn't have seen A Serbian Film. I need help.
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4:01PM on 09/06/2012
From the director from "A Serbian Film"....

Seriously, they should have left it when he just stabbed her.
From the director from "A Serbian Film"....

Seriously, they should have left it when he just stabbed her.
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4:00PM on 09/06/2012
it was funny until he took it there. a simple hottie stabbing would have been proficient.
it was funny until he took it there. a simple hottie stabbing would have been proficient.
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3:44PM on 09/06/2012
I'm sorry for the double post here, but seriously man, you should take this thing down. JoBlo is a great site and to be honest, this kind of crap is beneath it and disgraces us all.

I'd like to hear from JoBlo himself on this. If he thinks it's cool, then I'll trust his judgment on his site and digress.
I'm sorry for the double post here, but seriously man, you should take this thing down. JoBlo is a great site and to be honest, this kind of crap is beneath it and disgraces us all.

I'd like to hear from JoBlo himself on this. If he thinks it's cool, then I'll trust his judgment on his site and digress.
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7:45PM on 09/06/2012
LMFAOOO what are you 10 or a feminist?
LMFAOOO what are you 10 or a feminist?
10:54PM on 09/06/2012
By that response, I don't have to ask which of the two you are, since only a 10 year would or even should find that kind of crap amusing in any way and you don't have to be a feminist to think stabbing a woman then skullraping her until cum pours out of her dead open mouth is offensive.

I bet you think pedobear is a hoot. You need some perspective man.
By that response, I don't have to ask which of the two you are, since only a 10 year would or even should find that kind of crap amusing in any way and you don't have to be a feminist to think stabbing a woman then skullraping her until cum pours out of her dead open mouth is offensive.

I bet you think pedobear is a hoot. You need some perspective man.
2:28AM on 09/07/2012
I guess the freedom of speech doesn't exist in your perspective.
I guess the freedom of speech doesn't exist in your perspective.
3:41PM on 09/06/2012
Well that was stupid.
Well that was stupid.
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3:34PM on 09/06/2012

How small is that guy's dick?

Only a shut in, torture porn fan with a low double digit IQ would make something that inane let alone enjoy it or be proud of it. This is why bullying is actually essential and we need more of it in schools not less.
Only a shut in, torture porn fan with a low double digit IQ would make something that inane let alone enjoy it or be proud of it. This is why bullying is actually essential and we need more of it in schools not less.
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3:13PM on 09/06/2012
I'm amazed that these people actually agreed to be in this fucking thing.
I'm amazed that these people actually agreed to be in this fucking thing.
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3:12PM on 09/06/2012
I hate phones in theaters, but that was fucking disgusting and way, way uncalled for.
I hate phones in theaters, but that was fucking disgusting and way, way uncalled for.
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2:55PM on 09/06/2012

Ugh

Tasteless. I don't support anyone using their phone, but come on. That wasn't even fucking funny. Just pure shock shit.
Tasteless. I don't support anyone using their phone, but come on. That wasn't even fucking funny. Just pure shock shit.
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