Parents and children settled into their seats for a new animated Disney film got a quick jolt when a horror movie came on the southwest Ohio screen instead.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that a projectionist accidentally played "Insidious: Chapter 3" instead of "Inside Out."
Jazmyn Moore wrote about the incident on the newspaper's Facebook page, saying she brought five children to see the kids flick and they were scared when images of children being tied up and killed took over the big screen. Moore said she and other adults scooped up their kids and left.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that a manager, who declined to be identified, says the parents got an apology and an upgrade pass to see the Disney Pixar movie in 3-D.
“I got our money back but the damage is already done … my children are terrified and keep asking questions,” Moore wrote on Facebook.
A telephone message was left Wednesday at the Danbarry Cinema in Middletown.
The cinema's site calls the Insidious movie "a chilling prequel" with violence and frightening images.
"Inside Out" is a colorful film about how a young girl handles her emotions as her family moves.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.