When you walk into a theater to see a horror film, there are certain things you expect, scares, gore, it’s all part of the package, but sometimes there are things that major audiences just can’t take. That seems to be the case in Australia when audiences went to the theater to see The Nightingale, a film is reportedly so brutal that many viewers fled the theater before it was half over.
It’s being reported that the majority of fans visiting the Ritz in Randwick said that the film went too far. They could no longer watch the film and abandoned the theater after only 20 minutes. The film reportedly features multiple graphic rape scenes and scenes of extreme violence towards children.
Set in the 18th century, this historical horror follows the story of 21-year-old Irish convict Clare (Aisling Franciosi) as she sets out to avenge her family.
Speaking First Showing, writer-director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) stated: “It really pushed me to my absolute limits as a human being. Anyone who was on that set will tell you.”
Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie, and Sam Smith also star.
The Nightingale arrives on August 2nd, from IFC Films.