On Thursday night, a man from Andhra Pradesh, aged 65, died while watching a night show of the Hollywood horror film The Conjuring 2 in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.
The man had gone to catch the film with another friend, who has disappeared with his body, reported The Times Of India.
The report also said that those two people were both natives of Andhra Pradesh, and were watching The Conjuring 2 in Sri Balasubramaniar Cinemas, Tamil Nadu.
During the climax of the James Wan-directed movie, one of them complained of chest pain and fainted. The man was immediately rushed to the Old Government Hospital nearby where the doctors declared him brought dead.
According to the report, the hospital's paramedical staff then asked the friend to take the body to the Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College Hospital on the town's outskirts, but the man allegedly disappeared with the body.
The police are currently investigating the case and talking to lodge owners to determine the identity of the deceased. According to The Hindu, the man was living in an Ashram in the same town.
People dying while watching movies is quite a rare phenomenon and surprisingly, the deaths haven't been only because of horror films.
In 1989, a Danish audiologist named Ole Bentzen started laughing so hard during a show of A Fish Named Wanda that he hyperventilated and elevated his heart rate to about 200-500 beats per minute. The strain gave him a fatal heart attack as he died in the theatre.
Here's a list of some of the other people who died while watching movies.
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