Something funny happened when I was watching Inception this weekend. There was a new trailer for Devil, the horror film about five people stuck in an elevator, and one of them happens to be the devil. Craziness ensues.
Everyone seemed pretty intrigued by the terrifying trailer (there aren’t too many scenarios that scare me more than being trapped somewhere that small, especially with the devil breathing down your neck), that is until “from M. Night Shyamalan” came on the screen. It’s his story, but the film isn’t written or directed by him. But no matter, his name is so toxic these days that the audience LITERALLY GROANED when they saw his name come on the screen. I’m not sure anyone else in Hollywood has the capability to elicit such a reaction today.
I thought this would just be a funny story to tell people, but as it turned out this happened ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. This video from FilmDrunk above shows the exact same thing happening in a different theater, where the audience decries Shyamalan’s involvement in a very audible fashion. Watch, it’s hilarious.