‘Carrie’ freakout in NYC coffee shop featuring UMKC grad goes viral (with video)

10/08/2013 9:47 AM

10/08/2013 4:49 PM

You know it’s going to be a bad day when a woman at the coffee shop loses her mind and flings a guy up a wall – literally.

It happened in a New York City coffee shop recently.

Using hidden-cameras, wires, fake walls, remote-control furniture, stunt people and a gal whose scream could wake the dead, Sony punked unsuspecting patrons to promote its upcoming “Carrie” remake.

Chloe Grace Moretz plays the title role and Julianne Moore is her weird mother in the film, which opens Oct. 18.

In the marketing prank, a woman played by New York actress Andrea Morales - a UMKC grad who was active on the local acting scene - loses her cool when a guy causes her to spill coffee on her laptop.

Poor guy. He just crossed a woman with telekinetic powers who can make people climb walls against their will and send books shooting out of bookshelves.

The video, uploaded to YouTube on Monday, is closing in on 4 million views.

We’ve watched it four times trying to decide: What would we do if we saw this happen in real life?

(Check out the woman who whipped out her cell phone and shot video, even as she backed away from the scary scene.)

At the end of the video, Moretz can be heard saying: “There are other people out there like me who can do what I can do.”

Let’s hope not.

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