YouTube Removes Horrifying Jump Scare Ad For 'The Nun'

16 August, 2018, 12:53 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
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You might not be able to watch the trailer for the horror movie The Nun on YouTube anymore, but the new global poster is here to creep you out and tide you over in until the film hits theaters.

A short jumpscare ad for the upcoming horror film "The Nun" had been taken off from YouTube for being too shocking, as ruled by the site.

More sinned against than sinning - or perhaps just leery of a creepy auto-play ad that ruins that sweet and friendly Dora the Explorer clip their kid's expectantly waiting for - more than 130,000 jump scare-averse Twitter users retweeted the original complaint, which elicited this response from YouTube.

As per a report from Deadline, the video violated YouTube's "content policy".

Twitter users have been sharing warnings about the ad which featured a speaker image (like the kind you see on screen when you mute your device) before a chilling video of a nun appears on screen, accompanied by a loud scream. Jump-scare videos are a de rigueur form of marketing for horror films. 'This ad violates our shocking content policy and it's no longer running as an ad'.

"Appreciate you bringing this to our attention!" it reads.




Some users online complained of seeing the ad late at night or at other inopportune times.

The Nun, which is the fifth instalment in the Conjuring series, opens on September 7.

YouTube's official policy prohibits the use of "gruesome imagery", "gratuitous bodily fluids or waste", and "promotions that are likely to shock or scare".

The movie, which features Bonnie Aarons as the Demon Nun, is part of the Conjuring universe. You can watch it here if you dare.

The Nun stars Demian Bichir as a priest named Father Burke and Taissa Farmiga as a novitiate, Sister Irene.

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