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“Grace,” a movie to faint for!

January 18, 2009

PREMIEREIn the wee hours of Saturday morning at the Sundance Film Festival’s midnight screening of horror/thriller film “Grace,” two audience members fainted. Now, that’s what we call a movie!

The story tells of a woman whose  baby dies in her womb, but she continues to carry it to term preferring to opt for a stillborn birth. When the baby is born, the mother somehow wills it to life. Yet, evil is afoot in the life of this miracle child. Sound scary? Apparently it is.

As the film’s backers at Leomax Entertainment tell it, one fan left the midnight screening of “Grace” in a rush to get outside but passed out before reaching the front door. A second fan made it and for a moment felt fine, then dropped like a brick. Ambulances were called,  and in the end all was okay.

Did the fright fest cause them to pass out? Or, was it simply too hot in the theater? Or, did the moviegoers suffer from something other than an apparent panic attack? We’ll never really know. But the twist in the screening of horror/thriller “Grace” does make for a good yarn.

(And by the way, the picture above is from another horror movie long ago. We opted out of the “Grace” screening, choosing instead the safety of our bed!)


My brother-in-law was the person who dropped like a brick. I can confirm that it was, in fact, the movie that made him faint. The combination of giving birth to a dead baby in a tub – and nursing said baby back to life in the blood-filled water – was enough to make him faint. Twenty minutes later, he tried another attempt at watching the movie…but scissors cutting human flesh was enough to make him tap out for good.

Posted by MJ | Report as abusive

Okay, I just watched the movie, and the faintings were completely justified. I felt a little short of breath and actually had to stop the movie and take a little break. It’s not scary, but deeply disturbing. I am years away from having children, but for now, I am scared to death about breastfeeding.


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