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Viewers FLEE Cinema During Showing Of New Horror ‘The Nightingale’

People love horrors. The Cinema makes it an especially scary and exciting experience. Everything is loud, big and everyones on the edge of their seats, adding to the ‘horror’ atmosphere. It’s great.

Cinema goers in Australia may have reacted a little drastically as they reportedly fled the cinema during a showing of The Nightingale.

The film is set in the 18th century, the historical horror tells the story of 21-year-old Irish convict Clare (Aisling Franciosi) as she seeks to avenge her family for the violence done to them.

Apparently, a lot of people at the Ritz in Randwick felt the movie just went too far and didn’t stick around for the whole showing. It took only 20 minutes for the cinema to clear out. Yikes.

One woman was heard shouting:

“She’s already been raped, we don’t need to see it again!”

In the first half hour of the film contains a graphic rape scene in which one of the characters, Clare..

After witnessing extreme violence towards babies and children, with close-up shots of faces being beaten and more rape scenes, more decided to leave.

Film reviewer, Johnny Oleksinski said:

“Vacuum-packing a non-stop supply of rapes, deaths and beatings into more than two hours is needlessly punishing and comes at the expense of character and story. Constantly having to shield your eyes from horrible imagery – as the Sundance audience was – would seem to defy the whole point of watching a movie.”

He added:

“Kent subjects us to a disturbing frequency of rape scenes to the extent that it soon stops feeling like a jolt of brutal honesty and quickly becomes indulgent.

“If we weren’t aware of the historical atrocities committed by British soldiers across the colonies already, we certainly are by the fourth rape scene. What, then, of the fifth or the sixth?”

Even with it being disturbing, viewers have said they thought it was a gripping watch.

One fan said on Twitter:

“The Nightingale is beautiful but brutal. Some nail-biting scenes, some had me shielding my eyes, and there was even room for comic relief. It’s not for everyone, but it’s a necessary film.”

Even the film’s director Kent revealed that it was a tough movie to make.

She said:

“It really pushed me to my absolute limits as a human being. Anyone who was on that set will tell you.”

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