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.”