Devil baby: It's one of the creepiest things to hit the Internet in a while. Luckily, it’s not real. But it’s undoubtedly spooky.
The video was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, and a mere 24 hours later, the freaky 1:48-minute video had been viewed more than 8.5 million times. The Internet loves it! People have been spreading the video on Facebook like wildfire, with some even wondering if the satanic child could be real.
The creators of “devil baby” made the creature to promote the horror movie “Devil’s Due.” On YouTube, it is even described as robotic. The description reads: “An animatronic 'devil baby' in a remote controlled stroller goes on a rampage through the streets of New York City.”
But dozens of people in the video didn’t know the devil baby was a fake when they were terrorized by it. In the video, unsuspecting pedestrians are drawn to an unattended red stroller, not knowing that they would be in for a scare when the freaky child-like robot jumps up at them. Most people yell at the top of their lungs, while others stare back in shock. A few people even laugh, but that was a less common response compared to the others in the “Devil Baby Attack” video. At some points, the creepy baby spewes out liquid “Exorcist” style.
On Twitter, the video was being touted as one of the best pranks to be seen online recently. While some commented how the joke made them laugh out loud, others are wishing they never have to see the devil baby’s face again.
Here’s a little bit about the movie the devil baby is supposed to be promoting: “Devil’s Due” is set to hit theaters nationwide on Friday. It’s an 89-minute horror flick that stars Allison Miller, Zach Gilford and Sam Anderson. A couple has a strange night on their honeymoon, and the newlywed couple finds out they are now planning to have a child. The husband is the first to notice the odd changes in his wife, but months later it becomes clear to them something more sinister is occurring.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, check out the Internet sensation of today (literally) below:
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