Teen 'Butt-Dials' Mom From Horror Movie & She Calls 911 When She Hears Blood-Curdling Screams

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A mom in Canada received a call from her daughter and heard blood-curdling screams, threatening comments, and running in the background. She didn't know where her daughter was, since they'd had an argument a few hours earlier, and was totally freaked out. She called 911 and the cops discovered her daughter was in a movie theater in Victoria. 

After some digging, they found that nothing was inherently wrong. She was watching Cabin in the Woods, a horror movie, and had accidentally butt-dialed her mom.

At first pass, this story's pretty hilarious. The mom heard the movie in the background and called the cops! But at second glance, I mean ... can ya blame her?

Given the recent movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, it's not far-fetched in the least to think that something very dangerous could be going down at the cinema. Police, too, were cautious -- they were ready to descend on the theater when the 911 dispatcher called the girl. She answered and explained what must have happened.

I can't blame the mom at all for calling the cops after hearing sheer terror on the other end of the line. She was just protecting her daughter and obviously wants her to stay safe -- what choice did she have?

All that said, a butt-dial from a horror movie that's in turn mistaken for actual horror is pretty funny, especially if you've seen Cabin in the Woods. Its campy, over-the-top themes really emphasized the dramatic ... oh, that poor mom. What she must have thought was happening is the stuff real nightmares are made of.

What would you have done if you were in this mom's shoes?


Photo via Carissa GoodNCrazy/Flickr

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Pinkmani Pinkmani

Haha! That's really funny!!

I'm glad the mom called 911. It's better to be safe than sorry!!!

Coles... Coles_mom

I would've done the same thing. Poor mom. :(

handy... handy0318

I would have done the same thing... then praise the Lord everyday for the fact that we'd have a funny family story to tell, rather than a horrible tragedy to live with.

nonmember avatar andie

Poor mom - she must have been terrified. I can see how this could happen. Thank goodness it was a false alarm.

the4m... the4mutts

Hahahahahaha! This is frigging hilarious!

abra819 abra819

Same here, poor mom!!

Gages... Gages_Mommy32

Oh my gosh! She must have been terrified! That poor woman. But it is a little funny!

PonyC... PonyChaser

Yes, it's hilarious. More than likely, I'd have listened for a while, because I come from a family of pranksters. I'm sure if she had listened, she'd have realized that it was a movie and not reality. However, she's not me, she's probably not expecting the goofy/prank/idiocy, and I don't blame her for calling for help when she thought her child was in trouble.

Kathy Laraway Decker

You should turn off your phone at the movies, though, right?

PonyC... PonyChaser

Kathy... I turn mine to vibrate. But then, I'm a mom with a small-ish child at home, so I like to be semi-reachable.

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