The story appears on

Page A4

November 1, 2012

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro

Movie promotion ends up scaring subway passengers

Some passengers were frightened to see four young women wearing white clothing and scary make-up aboard a subway train on Tuesday.

The women were promoting a horror movie for Halloween.

It followed a similar case on Sunday in Beijing where subway passengers were terrified to see a foreigner in a bloody white shirt as part of a Halloween costume.

Shanghai police and Metro operators said they cannot stop people from wearing costumes on subway trains, but they are asking such individuals to be more considerate about the feelings of others.

The latest case occurred on a Line 4 train about 4pm on Tuesday when passengers saw the four women lining up to get on the train.

"They were dressed in white clothing while they put on white cosmetic powder all over their faces and necks," said a passenger surnamed Wang on her microblog

"They were wearing zombie make-up and I was scared to see them seemingly bleeding from their eyes and lips," Wang added.

Another microblog user said the women were promoting a movie for Halloween as together they had the words "Blood Ceremony for Graduation" written on their clothing, which is the name of a short horror film.

Another passenger also worried about the impact on children and seniors.

"I was so scared to see them waiting on the platform and then get on board the train with me," said "Shasha" on a microblog.

"I was worried they would frighten little children or elderly people," the netizen said.

Another microblogger said: "It isn't even funny."

In 2006, an international school in Zhengzhou City, central China's Henan Province, received complaints after its students and teachers wore zombie and devil costumes for a public event on Halloween.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend