A 41-year-old woman died in a Huntsville cinema auditorium Monday while watching a screening of Stephen Kings horror movie remake, IT.
The incident occurred at Regal Cinemas in Huntsville, Alabama. The cinema-goer attended the new release screening with friends and had complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing during one the film’s climax scenes. According to witnesses, the woman let out a large scream and then collapsed in her seat.
The woman’s friends called EMTs however by the time they arrived the woman was unresponsive and died at the scene.
Touted as one of the scariest films in decades, IT centers around seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.