RCI St. Lucia
posted on June 02, 2015 09:21
The Charlie Charlie Challenge was a marketing campaign for a new horror movie according to reports on social media networking site, Facebook.
The insane social media trend#CharlieCharlieChallenge in which teenagers use pencils like a Ouija board boast on a racist rumor about a “Mexican demon” named “Charlie” – because that’s a common name for a Mexican demon.
The report claims that people have been brainwashed, fooled, tricked, and manipulated by an advertising agency.
A video currently in circulation shows how the Charlie Charlie Challenge comes from a scene in the upcoming movie ‘The Gallows,’ a horror movie that was filmed before this challenge started.
The film is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on July 10, 2015.
In ‘The Gallows’, a boy named Charlie is killed in a horrific accident during a small town high school play – “The Gallows”. Years later, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but a few of the students break in at night to stop the production and soon discover that some things are better left alone for good.
Some people took the CharlieCharlieChallenge very seriously. One priest in Philadelphia wrote an open letter to students about the dangers of this “demonic” challenge. When it actuality it was all a giant marketing camapaign.