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YouTube bans horror trailer

August 15, 2018

By Nik Roseveare

YouTube has pulled a five-second teaser trailer for upcoming horror movie The Nun after a number of users complained that it was too frightening.

The trailer was essentially a jump-scare tactic similar to the prank videos that were popular in the early days of YouTube, where users would be asked to focus on a small detail in a seemingly serene video, then a witch or monster would unexpectedly pop-up and deliver a high-pitched scream.

YouTube confirmed on Twitter that it had removed the ad because it violated the video-sharing website’s “shocking content policy.”

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