There’s been a handful of movie theatre marriage proposals over the last few year, most of which have made their way onto YouTube. Done in the style of film trailers and screened along with the other upcoming attractions, some are slick, some are incredibly hokey, and some are set to Kanye songs. All of them seem to have a little inset view of the lucky woman’s reaction as she watches he soon-to-be fiance muddle through the faux trailer proposal on the big screen. None of them are terrifying. Until now!
A Polish man recently proposed to his girlfriend with a trailer made not from heartwarming rom-com clips or touching family dramas, but from bits of The Grey, the 2011 horror film in which Liam Neeson must survive not only a plane crash but also a pack of blood-thirsty wolves with a personal score to settle. There’s a little of The Bourne Ultimatum thrown in for good measure, too.
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victim woman, who’s been set up by two girlfriends in on the proposal plot, is seen casually eating some nachos when the ominous music for the faux trailer begins. Already afraid only seconds into the clip, she covers her eyes and almost misses the fact that a photo of her has been edited into one scene. There’s a crash, then darkness and more ominous synth music. A hooded figure crawls out from a snowy ditch. He runs, he gets into a knife fight, he falls off a cliff into an icy river. Suddenly our (completely dry) hero is in a parking garage. And it’s the one near the movie theatre! Cue romantic piano music. The camera follows our hero all the way through the theatre to where his girlfriend is sitting, he proposes, and she accepts (phew!). There is an 83% chance that they will live happily ever after. The end!