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Thousands back petition to halt new horror film resembling Isla Vista shooting

Thousands back petition to halt new horror film resembling Isla Vista shooting

A trailer for the horror film “Del Playa,” released last week, depicts a teenage boy, bullied at home and at school, murdering classmates after being rejected by a girl. Now the movie’s plot is generating protest for its similarity to the true-life massacre that Elliot Rodger unleashed last year in Isla Vista near the UC Santa Barbara campus. Critics charge that the film's producers are trying to capitalize on a tragedy that left six people dead and 14 wounded before Rodger took his own life. Soon after the trailer for “Del Playa” went up, a petition started on change.org aimed at halting the film’s planned October release. It has already...

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