Vue has denied canceling screenings of a brand new horror film due to its “offensive” content.
On Wednesday June 1, a screenshot of what appeared in an email from a Vue employee was shared online by Rob Savage, the director of dash cam.
The email, apparently sent to a customer who had purchased a ticket to see Dashcam, claimed that all screenings had been canceled “due to the content of the film, which may offend our audience”.
However, in a statement to The Independenta Vue spokesperson said: “Our decision not to screen DASH CAM was informed only by the fact that the commercial conditions were not viable.
The statement continued, “We are currently investigating the cause of the incorrect information about our reason for not screening this film, and we apologize for any confusion this has caused.”
In the screenshot Savage had shared online, the email read, “Thank you for your question regarding dash cam. I received feedback from our staffing screen and they have decided that we will not be showing dash cam in any of our sites because of the content of the film, which may offend our audience.
“At Vue, we believe in diversity and any film that may offend the public, we may decide to stop showing it at the last second without notice. I’m sorry this is not the result you were looking for.
Savage posted the screenshot with his own tweetwhich read: “Apparently @vuecinemas have canceled our screenings of DASH CAM because the film is too offensive! If that doesn’t make you want to watch this movie, what will?
After Dash Cam’Premiering at the London Film Festival in October 2021, the film found footage has been called “one of the most polarizing horror features in years”.
The film, shot on an iPhone, follows a musician (Annie Hardy) who – depressed by her pandemic lifestyle in Los Angeles – breaks quarantine to travel to London to see her bandmate (Amar Chadha-Patel).
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Things quickly take a turn for the deranged, however, when Annie decides to livestream her actions for viewers online.
Many attending the premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema in London in October couldn’t get enough of the film’s thrills, with many agreeing it needs to be seen with an audience. However, many argued that it wasn’t for the faint-hearted, with some of the movie’s shocks having to be seen to be believed (no spoilers here).
Produced by Jason Blum and co-written by Savage alongside Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd, dash cam hits select theaters (and definitely not Vue) on June 3. A digital version will follow on June 6.
Savage’s previous film, Hostcan be streamed on Shudder.
Find all the places to see dash cam in cinemas in the UK here, and in the US here.